Private: More on The Believer

In an article published yesterday, Heidi Julavits calls The Believer a “pro-bono, pull-your-pennies-together real labor of love.” She and the other editors are not getting paid.

In fact, the editors “contributed money for the magazine’s start-up costs, and McSweeney’s provided publishing and distribution services, Julavits said.”

Don Lee, editor of Ploughshares, provided his assessment of the magazine for the article:

It really seems like a utopian literary magazine. This is the sort of thing everyone dreams of — having this quality of staff on board.

(Thanks to Ed for the link.)