You will learn that Percival Everett’s favorite word is No. You will learn that the gizmo used to castrate a horse is called – somewhat appropriately – an emasculator. You will learn the importance of reading forklift manuals. You will learn that Percival Everett doesn’t believe in the ‘craft’ of writing. You will learn about … Continue reading Things You Will Learn From Spending A Day With Percival Everett
The Best Books We Read in 2013: Fiction Roundup
TMR's fiction readers have a few recommendations up our sleeves—here are the best books we read in the last year. Amy L.'s pick: The Accursed, Joyce Carol Oates (Ecco, 2013) I've been hyping Susan Steinberg's Spectacle a lot this year, but as much as I love that collection, I can't earnestly call it my "favorite." In sort of … Continue reading The Best Books We Read in 2013: Fiction Roundup
The Confessional: On Writing Sins
When I was a boy, I was an excellent listener. Every Sunday I would go to church and the preacher would preach and I would take his messages to heart. No matter how dubious the notion (water into wine, a pregnant virgin, condoms are bad), I would accept it as an absolute truth. I trusted … Continue reading The Confessional: On Writing Sins
Interview with Quinn White
The following is an interview with Quinn White. Her poems have appeared in or are forthcoming from journals such as Bayou Magazine, Word Riot, Weave Magazine, and Sixth Finch. Her chapbook, My Moustache, is due from Dancing Girl Press in March 2013. Sometimes she wants to dig holes. 1. Who’s the first person who encouraged you … Continue reading Interview with Quinn White
Glossolalia: March 29-31
This special Wednesday post is to remind you that it's time for the Glossolalia Lit Fest @ Virginia Tech! Glossolalia kicks off Thurs, Mar. 29, with an open mic @ She-Sha’s Café, 9 p.m. Then, Joseph Salvatore reads Friday March 30, and Andrea Cohen reads Saturday March 31, along with 16 selected graduate and undergraduate writers … Continue reading Glossolalia: March 29-31
A Rejectionist’s Guide to Literary Failure: Mid-American Review
While most rejection experts protect their secrets with lasers that you can only see with blown baby powder and others charge astronomical fees for underwhelming advice for how to compile a set of rejection letters, I’m willing to share my wisdom for free right here.
A Short History of The Minnesota Review
What some people may not know about The Minnesota Review is that it isn’t located in Minnesota. In fact, it hasn’t been there for about forty years, and it’s been all over the country since then. Why is it that the magazine can’t seem to stay put in one place?