Larry: It’s a good question, better put to people who write prose than poets. Poets don’t expect to make money. TS Eliot was a bank clerk. Wallace Stevens was an insurance executive. WC Williams was a country doctor.

But prose writers deserve better. They labor longer and harder. Not that poets don’t work hard, but a thoughtful, organized, sustained piece of prose is a time consuming labor, even setting aside the creative aspect. Being expected to do it for free is just wrong.

My two cents.

Honorary Schizophrenic. Recent refugee. Displaced person. Old white male. Confidant of cassowaries.

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