Archive for July 29th, 2005
Emerging Writers Network: E-Panel: Literary Journal Editors VII
With editors from McSweeney’s, Failbetter, Drunken Boat, Black Clock, Conjunctions, Fence, The MacGuffin and Brevity.
Via Mr. Tingle
Subjects: lit mags, fiction
Telegraph | Arts | Slush pile superstars
I think reading all this stuff about it being impossible to get published/easier than ever to get published is making my head hurt.
Maybe I should just be writing.
Subjects: publishing, fiction
Philadelphia Inquirer | 07/28/2005 | With Helprin, there’s always a backstory
Mark Helprin talks about book criticism politics at the New York Times Book Review.
That recollection in turn triggers a disturbing anecdote about Kakutani’s predecessor, Anatole Broyard, who had effusively endorsed Helprin’s breakout collection, Ellis Island and Other Stories in 1981.
After the review was published, Broyard […]
The Book Babes: The Writer’s Lottery part 2
There are always success stories in publishing—but then again, someone eventually wins the lottery jackpot, too. What bugs most wannabe writers is the arbitrary nature of it all. Why does one writer succeed and the other languish in obscurity? What nags at novelists is that they suspect that […]