A Publishing Industry Glossary

by Rick Walton. A Publishing Industry Glossary   Advance–the best proof that your project is moving forward. ARC– a vessel you send out into the ocean of reviewers, hoping it floats instead of sinks. Auction–a contest where two or more editors race to see who can show the most irrational exuberance. Author–the costume a writer … Continue reading


You know when you’re at a friend’s house, and you find yourself standing at their bookshelf, holding your drink, cocking your head at that awkward angle? This is the same thing. It’s time for another What is A/S Reading? —- Fiction Editor John Cusick just began City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau: I’m shamed it’s taken me … Continue reading

What is A/S Reading? – No. 2

You know when you’re at a friend’s house, and you find yourself idly going through their iPod and formulating character judgments? This is the same thing. It’s time for What is A/S Reading? —- Fiction Editor John Cusick just began Forever by Pete Hamill: Apparently about a man who lives forever as long as he … Continue reading

Design for Armchair/Shotgun!

As some of you know, our capable designer, editor, and friend Gavin is leaving us for the greener(?) pastures of grad school. And while we could never replace him…well, we’re going to try really hard to replace him.

Inside you will find a description of the position, which includes graphic design, layout, and coordinating with artists and printers. If you know of anyone who’d be a good fit, please send them to us. Thanks!

Subscription Drive!

We want you to want us. We’d love you to love us. And we’re gonna make it easy for you to get us. Now through July 4th help us secure our financial independence (get it?) with a special deal: three issues for $25. You get Issue No. 2 (forthcoming later this summer), Issue No. 3, and … Continue reading