Copy Edits

Here’s a brief list culled from our Google search history during our wee-hour copy edit session for upcoming Issue 2: —- þórdís björnsdóttir daughter honey-bun falsa blanket goddam KA-BAR Gulf Stream ligature SUVs, SUV’s hotdogs, hot dogs Blue Ridge Mountains Eugene Lang The Shark’s Parlor BFA (results in Balloon Federation of America -Ed.) do you … Continue reading

In Defense of the Slush Pile

Background: When Tin House did their whole send-a-reciept-from-a-book-store-to-get-in-our-slush-pile thing a while back, the literary blogs were aflutter as to whether slush piles were the new newspapers, i.e. obsolete. The following is a brief two-cents from John Cusick, literary agent and a founding editor of Armchair/Shotgun. — There’s been some chatter about abolishing the slush pile— … Continue reading

Baffled Journalists Tell Other Baffled Journalists Their Fortunes

The internet is like Cookie Monster, except instead of cookies it eats intellectual property.

Christopher Hitchens to replace Alexie for PEN keynote

Hmm. Professional smoker and torture victim Chris Hitchens is replacing novelist Sherman Alexie as keynote speaker for the “Arthur Miller Freedom to Write” lecture. This is a very bad move.