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Luna Digest, 7/5

Charles McGrath once noted “the typical lifespan for a literary magazine appears to be roughly that of a major household appliance.” And when asked what the darkest moment in the history of magazine Grand Streetwas, editor Ben Sonnenberg answered simply, “When we ran out of money.”

   Checking In With The Brooklyner
   Fictionaut Five: Rusty Barnes
   Monday Chat with Meg Tuite

Luna Digest, 1/18

McSweeneys has a NEW website. It looks great—but if you’re like me and immediately looked for where to submit, you’ll find it at their old website here. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Jessica Anya Blau
   Checking In With Fwriction
   Fictionaut Five: Kit Reed

Luna Digest, 1/11

A couple of lit mag panels to enjoy at AWP in Washington DC this coming February: “Beyond Times New Roman: The Literary Journal as Object,” with Versal, 1913, Ninth Letter, Lumberyard, 6×6, and Luna Park—and Building the Literary Robot: The Lit Journal as New Media,” with Prairie Schooner, Electric Literature, Fictionaut (!), featherproof books, Octopus Magazine & Books, and (again) Luna Park.[Read more]

   Monday Chat with Phoebe Wilcox
   Checking In With Good Men Project
   Fictionaut Five: Murray Dunlap

Luna Digest, 1/4

Necessary Fiction is ringing in the new year by emulating the Scottish Hogmanay custom of “first footing” by inviting former contributors to take the last line of a story as the first line of their own. [Read more]

   Checking In With All Things That Matter Press
   Fictionaut Five: Jane Smiley
   Monday Chat with Marcus Speh

Electric Literature envisions a new (and “robust”) market for fiction: “Literature, Plugged In“. Editors and publishers are really going to want to read the entire thing: [Read more]

   Checking in with Hopeless Romantic
   Fictionaut Five: Paula Bomer

I want to devote this entire post to potentially the most exciting thing to happen in lit mag reading since Bill Henderson launched The Pushcart Prize in 1976: The new Literary Magazine Club over at HTMLGIANT—hosted and created by Roxane Gay. [Read more]

   Checking in with the Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest
   Fictionaut Joins LitSense
   Fictionaut Five: Janice Eidus

Nice redesign at Dark Sky Magazine—and a first issue for them, available in print and online, with writing from Gabe Durham, Jensen Beach, Molly Gaudry, Rusty Barnes, and others. Plus, there’s a bear on the cover. [Read more]

   Checking in With Ramshackle
   Fictionaut Five: Jane Ciabattari
   Fictionaut Reading @ KGB in New York, Oct. 17

If you’ve been keeping up with the recent MFA discussion over at the London Review of Books and The Rumpus, the latest issue of Boulevard adds another log to the fire, Anis Shivani’s polemically titled “The MFA/Creative Writing System Is a Closed, Undemocratic, Medieval Guild System that Represses Good Writing.” So there. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Reading @ KGB in New York, Oct. 17
   Checking In With Thunderclap
   Luna Digest, 9/30
   Fictionaut Five: Brad Watson

My daughter has been telling me for some time how I should start a literary magazine for kids, or, at other times, that I should make a children’s section for Luna Park. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Brad Watson
   This Saturday: Fictionaut Reading in San Francisco
   Checking In with Raíces y Alas

Luna Digest, 9/21

Writers at Luna Park examine the present and future of reading. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Faves, 9/20: Perfect Pho
   Checking in With A-Minor
   How to Read

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