A pretty good post from John P. Murphy. "The market that charges a submissions fee is attempting to outsource the costs of their purchasing department (or their whole operation!) to the vendors. Does that sound like a healthy business to you? Put another way: Would you eat at a restaurant that made its money from farmers and not from diners?" Read the whole thing HERE. I realize many view literary fiction markets as an exception. They shouldn't be--the same principles apply. However, it is true that writers who submit to literary markets with submissions fees are adept at rationalizing the practice due to tradition or what have you.