July 17th, 2011 / 6:20 pm
Roundup

Seven Things For Sunday

You must read the first ten pages of Kyle Minor’s The Sexual Lives of Missionaries, which is up at Guernica.

Michelle Dean wrote a great essay, What Harry Potter Knows, for The Millions.

Wendy Wimmer does some analysis of Best American Short Stories and where those stories come from. Others have done similar breakdowns but it is worth reading. Over half of the stories over the timeframe she studied come from the same twelve journals. I’m not surprised.

There is a drawing for every page of Moby Dick.

Patsola Press is doing a Kickstarter.

Do we focus too much on plot?

Harper’s has six questions for Colson Whitehead. I only have one. You might also enjoy this interview with John Freeman.

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