I thought about ordering the Fall 2007 issue of The Paris Review. It features a new short story by Stephen King and I’d like to read it. I check the website. $12. Four stories, a handful of poems, and a few features. $12. I’m sorry, I could purchase a full novel for just about that price. The previous issue only had 2 stories. I know this is a well regarded magazine and it publishes prominent and talented authors, but $12?
That’s waaaaaay too steep. I could get the Best of LCRW for $14. Some 20 stories there.