October 20th, 2010 / 4:10 pm
Craft Notes

Publishing Gone Wild: Writers? The city is yours!

A form of speech does not lose First Amendment protection based on the kind of surface it is applied to.

So, writers, now that TATTOOS are protected speech, what about GRAFFITI? Is GRAFFITI (i.e. nonsense scribbling, political messages, tags, excerpts from your favorite novels, etc.) on public or private surfaces (i.e. walls, sidewalks, garage doors, sides of cars, etc.) protected speech? Why? Why not? If so, then why are we submitting our works to magazines and journals when entire cities lie before us?

Here are some words I saw while walking.

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