Thanks for posting this. I am one of those still kind-of-new writers who couldn’t tell if Narrative was designed as a high-end journal with big-name writers or if it was a rip off with some big names attached. Your willingness to go the extra mile to look up the figures on this “not-for-profit” was what made your argument a winner. Got it. Send to spam from now on.
Since so much of the subterfuge of the site comes from the names attached to it — how could it be a vanity press if they’ve got Robert Owen Butler and Sherman Alexie? — do you think the writers themselves also deserve a little shame here? They can’t be unaware that they’re being paid so Narrative can use their names to look legit, after all.