CONTENTS


UPCOMING: The threat to university literary magazines; An in-depth look at Asia Literary Review; more of our Writers/Editors interview series...

Interview: Erin Fitzgerald, Northville Review

"I like when someone's very quietly or very openly fooling with an emotional manipulation dial."
"While my stories aren't autobiographical, I really do believe in the whole write-what-you-know thing. One time I wrote a story from the point of view of an old sick man and it was just terrible. It was like really bad Carver. The man sat around watching daytime television and eating pie."

Sort-of Prose Poems
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"James Harms offers a contemplative effort in a lean essay that turns the prose poem discussion in a noteworthy direction..."

Poetry 2.0
By Marcelle Heath

"Setting aside, for now, its ideological nomenclature, its appeal lies in the interpretative dynamic between text and image..."

Greetings from Knockout
By Brett Ortler

"We started KO because we wanted to try something that was different than we'd seen in other literary magazines, both in terms of thematic slant and in terms of mission..."
"He said that if he were asked to be poetry editor of a magazine, he would aim for unity. I told him that was more or less the exact opposite of what I wanted to do..."

Bon Voyage
By Marcelle Heath

"I imagine party-goers huddled around a fire pit as they share stories about stalking a would-be lover..."

In Brief: The Appeal of Brevity
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"Contemporary flash fiction has been slugged, whipped, and slapped: dragged through the literary mud, pegged as incidental..."
"Kayla Soyer-Stein recreates the wonderful magic and sense of the uncanny that fairy tales offer..."
"Recently I won a best humorous poem competition, and it appears I have a knack for healthy self-ridicule..."
"I think about that a lot—about the balance of light and dark and about allowing my characters to have an open destiny. I think that’s one of the most important aspects of story writing..."
"It calls itself the 'farthest north literary journal for writing and the arts,' which sounded a bit suspicious to me, so I did a little poking around to verify the assertion..."
"The history of Poetry is a history of resistance in all directions..."
"The 1990s was a wild, wonderful, idealistic decade in Prague. Excellent exchange rates and the possibility of a relatively uninhibited way of life lured expatriates in droves to the Czech capital. In short, it was the perfect time for the founding of a literary journal..."
"One author climbs to the top of a tree trunk support beam that’s part of the architecture of the writing space. Another is balancing a couch cushion on his head and explaining wog: a dog who uses a dog-sized wheel chair to get his back end around San Francisco..."

Avian Arts: The LBJ
By Nicholas Ripatrazone

"While literary niches often result in suffocation, eighty pages of plaid, The LBJ’s aviary focus proves malleable enough..."
“'In consideration of what looks like a total collapse of our economic system,' he said, 'I thought the bookfair went very well...'"
"There are two wooden figures on my husband’s desk. Figurines. They are meant to resemble humans, black humans. African-Americans..."
 
 

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NEWSREEL

Canadian magazines such as Malahat Review threatened by national funding changes

John Freeman steps in as new editor of Granta—previous editor Alex Clark stepped down after just 18 months in the job

Ted Genoways & Michael Lukas blog at VQR on threats to New England Review and The Southern Review

New literary magazine out of Oxford, Mississippi: Kitty Snacks

Utne Reader announces 2009 Independent Press Awards, winners include VQR, Lapham's, and etc.

New literary magazine wordriver dedicated to creative writing of all non-tenure instructors at universities

io9 blogs about "New Wave Fabulists" issue of Conjunctions

Jason Stanford announces 2009 Million Writers Award ten finalists—click here to vote for your favorite. [Roderick Crooks' "Fuckbuddy" is in the lead...]

Online journals offered up as new corporate advertising territory

Poetry magazine contributor Craig Arnold goes missing on Japanese Island

Matt Briggs writes about the social network of literary magazines, with graphics [via claudiaweb]

Photographer Bruce Connew talks about his cover for the new issue of Granta and censorship in China

Poet Victoria Chang blogs on Carl Phillips essay "On Restlessness" from New England Review

New Letters highlights filmmaker James Bogan's work on Brazil

PAST NEWSREEL...


EVENTS

Opium magazine Literary Death Match: NYC, San Fran, Denver, Beijing, etc [ongoing series]

One Story cocktail hour at Pianos, New York City [ongoing series]


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