Archive for January, 2006

Carpet bombing literary journals

Thursday January 12th 2006, 12:27 pm

Maxucafe writes about carpet bombing literary journals — ie, writers sending lots of blanket submissions to literary journals that they don’t read.

The great irony of literary journals is that more people submit to them than actually read them. I am a reader for a small literary magazine, with a circulation of about 1,200, and […]

DFW: The bibliography

Tuesday January 10th 2006, 4:24 pm

David Foster Wallace bibliography

This is the home of the BibTex version of the the David Foster Wallace bibliography. Currently (version 2), there are 201 entries in the bibliography, many of them including full text of the entries.

Subjects: fiction, publishing Illegitimate dad of ‘Kong’

Sunday January 08th 2006, 1:39 pm Illegitimate dad of ‘Kong’
Racist and filled with topless women, the gorilla movie “Igangi” preceeded King Kong by 3 years and made four million dollars in the middle of the depression.

Subjects: movies

Extra! Extra! - The future of newspapers. By Michael Kinsley

Saturday January 07th 2006, 11:50 am

Extra! Extra! - The future of newspapers. By Michael Kinsley
The newspaper system is a Rube Goldberg machine.

Subjects: journalism, publishing

365 books a year

Thursday January 05th 2006, 1:08 pm

Insane? The 365 book year
Emerging Writer’s Network interviews a woman who read 365 books last year. They completely fail to ask the two questions that I would think to be the most obvious: “How fast do you read?” and “How many hours a day do you devote to reading?”

Subjects: reading

Publishers toss Booker winners into the reject pile - Sunday Times - Times Online

Wednesday January 04th 2006, 12:47 pm

Publishers toss Booker winners into the reject pile - Sunday Times - Times Online

THEY can’t judge a book without its cover. Publishers and agents have rejected two Booker prize-winning novels submitted as works by aspiring authors.
One of the books considered unworthy by the publishing industry was by V S Naipaul, one of Britain’s greatest living […]

Why the media can’t get Wikipedia right

Monday January 02nd 2006, 3:00 pm

Why the media can’t get Wikipedia right
Subjects: interenet, free

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