First City Review
First City Review is a new print journal edited by the wonderful Michael Pollock, an old college friend of mine and a passionate editor. I have a photo of Michael wearing lipstick and sporting an ironic perm, kissing a mirror. I wish I could somehow get that photo up here, so you could understand how fantastic Pollock is, but I can’t because I don’t have the negative, and it is from a ye-olden times camera, if you can believe that. Pollock and I both worked (but at different times) for Fiction Magazine with the awesome Mark Mirsky and I believe his new journal reflects the integrity and brilliance of Fiction Magazine while also being very much its own animal. First City Review features a diverse array of writing, mixing up narrative fiction with experimental and meta-fictional work. The first issue includes the cerebral, wry work of Johannah Rodgers alongside the hilarious Thaddeus Rutkowski’s contribution. In other words, everyone should submit and subscribe, because there is something in First City Review for everyone. You can submit electronically or by mail, because Michael is really nice.