Why does this matter? It means that a strong percentage of those who write for The Magazine are coming back and pitching again. This is significant. As a longtime freelancer, I’ve written for plenty of publications just once.
The Magazine is doing things differently. It’s getting plaudits because it does things a sensible way, not the old-fashioned, backwards way we’re all used to seeing from the publishing industry. Chris Higgins provides a comical, informative and interesting analysis of who writes for The Magazine and why they do it.
I’m a big fan of any publication that rewards it’s writers and provides the least scummy way of rewarding them. That’s why I like The Magazine. (Disclaimer: I have pitched to The Magazine)