The ESR Frequently Asked Questions file
1. Doesn't Gord Gekko edit Enter Stage Right?
No, Gord Gekko doesn't edit Enter Stage Right. Yes, he does. Gekko was the pseudonym of editor Steven Martinovich from June 1996 - February 1999.
2. Enter Stage Right is mostly text, a little primitive isn't it?
Enter Stage Right's current look is primarily due to a deliberate design decision, as a goal is to try and keep downloading times as low as possible.
3. You call yourself a conservative and ESR a journal of "modern conservatism" but you often don't seem too conservative. Why?
ESR is officially conservative, but it is influenced by the Objectivist and Libertarian philosophies.
It's core beliefs include the promotion of capitalism, the reduction of government intervention in all areas of people's lives and the promotion of rational rights. The influence of Objectivism means that we try and take a rational approach to conservative ideology, meaning that ESR sometimes diverges from the mainstream movement on issues.
That said, ESR has ran essays and stories from all conservative points of view and will continue to do so.
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5. Do you pay for submissions?
No. ESR is a nonprofit venture which earns no money -- quite the opposite actually -- which unfortunately means that we cannot afford to pay for submissions. We'd love to, but we can't. Sorry.
6. How do I add a link to your gallery?
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7. How do I submit a site for your Site of the Month?
We no longer offer the Site of the Month Award.
8. How do I submit a site for your Conservative Site of the Day?
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9. Can I reprint material from Enter Stage Right?
The contributors to Enter Stage Right own their works outright as ESR does not ask for ownership of a piece upon publication.
That means that reprint permission belongs to the authors themselves and not ESR. If you are interested in reprinting a piece from ESR and the author's e-mail is not listed in the piece, please contact us and we will get you the necessary contact information.
Since the Internet makes theft of material easy, you could probably steal a piece and put it on your own web site, in a newsgroup or on an e-mail list and chances are we'll never find out. We ask, however, that you do not do this. Contributors to ESR work very hard on their submissions and own the intellectual property rights to what they create. It's not fair to our authors to steal their work even if you do credit them properly. As the creators of their work, they have the final right to decide where their work should appear.
It usually doesn't take long to receive word from an author if you can do something with their work. Please take the time to write them. You'll find that most are not ogres and are more than willing to have their work spread to new readers.
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Updated March 8, 2005