ZOETROPE, PLEASE.

I got an email from Zoetrope with the subject line: “Fall Preview!  The Horror Issue” and my first thought was, Awesome, I’ll probably have to resubscribe to Zoetrope: All Story.

Then I opened it and read the email’s content:

Zoetrope’s Fall 2011 release is a specially themed horror edition that includes scary stories from Jim Shepard, Karen Russell, Alexandra Kleeman, and Ryu Murakami.

Are you fucking kidding me?  Those are the authors you pick for your horror issue, Zoetrope?  Continue reading “ZOETROPE, PLEASE.

say my name, say my name

How do you know you are a literary magazine?

I can’t say your name.

The Collagist makes me think about psychics and those cold case TV shows everyone apparently adores.

Pleiades sounds like a big important word, a cocktail party sort of term, joined with Richard Wagner or whatnot, a god or a sculpture in an ornamental garden, so I usually let someone else say it first, and then I just do a little intellectual chuckle and repeat whatever they say.

Dogzplot looks like it’s hard to say but really isn’t.

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