Archive for January, 2009
Things to Do: NYC Edition
If you happen to be in NYC, you might check out an exhibit at the New York Public Library on the Yaddo artist colony.
Snark is Good: Yea or Nay?
David Denby, a critic for the New Yorker, has an interesting interview up at the Columbia Journalism Review’s new book blog.
WAPOs Book World Comes to an End (In Print, Anyway)
The future of book reviews in print newspapers is unclear, but the Washington Post ending Book World as a standalone publication gives us an idea of where things are going. The final issue will appear on Feb. 15, at which … Continue reading
When everyday feels like “Groundhog Day” and you wonder how to spice up the mundane
Think about watching the show FLIGHT OF THE CONCHORDS– A show that has been helping me make it through the monotony of winter. “Flight of the Conchords” the show, which has recently begun it’s second season on HBO is just–odd, … Continue reading
Appreciating Augusten Burroughs
The progam CBS “Sunday Morning” is often a source of inspiration for this fellow watcher. This morning the show highligted non-fiction writer Augusten Burroughs, with several “experts” claiming that his work is fabricated. As a fellow product of a disfunctional … Continue reading
Other publishing opportunities
Although we really want you to continue sending us you work– here’s some other opportunities that you might find interesting, helpful, or appropriate for your writing endeavors. Deadlines and details for submissions are given. Hope this might be something useful … Continue reading
The 50 best African Artists
A culturally, mind-expanding “rating” of fifty contributors of the arts from Africa. http://news.independentminds.livejournal.com/568956.html
We have news. As we previously noted, PANK No. 3 should be out shortly; we’re currently accepting submissions for our monthly online issues and PANK No. 4. We’ve read and responded to everything we’ve received through 12/16/08. Log in to … Continue reading
A Modest Proposal for the Publishing Industry.
There’s something to be said for an interesting book cover; some enterprising folks have started an archive of book covers that are worth a look.
A Year in the Life?
Over at The Millions, C. Max Magee reflects on the fiction published in The New Yorker in 2008.
What Not to Write
There is bad writing and then there is bad writing…
Is reading back on the rise?
How a Book Is Published
Its like Food Network’s Unwrapped, only literary.
Book Show Down
The Morning News has announced their nominees for their 2009 Tournament of Books. The picks are certainly… interesting albeit mainstream. Softskull publisher Richard Nash notes in his Twitter feed that only 1 on of the 16 nominees are from an … Continue reading
How the Fiction Collective Was Born
Author Jonathan Baumbach discusses the rise of the Fiction Collective, a group he founded in 1974.
PANK reading at Chicago AWP!
Friday night, 7pm, at Quimby’s in Wicker Park. More details acomin’. Stay tuned.
Looking Forward And Backward
Michael Cairns makes some predictions for 2009. More discussion on E-books. Best Books of 2008? Dear Diary? Fiction to look out for in 2009.
PANK Turns 3
Happy New Year! PANK 3, the print anthology, is in production, due out in a couple of weeks. New work from Â Rosanne Griffeths, Â Michelle Tandoc-Picherau, Â R.A. Allen, Â Brooklyn Copeland, Â Matthew Thorburn, Â Erik Wennemark, Â Stephanie King, Â David Brennan, Â Margaret Bashaar, Â Cristin … Continue reading