News & Notes

Why is September always better feeling then every other month??

Some things:

Claire Donato’s awesome POP essay is up for your reading pleasure.  Next week will bring us an essay by Mathias Svalina so definitely stay tuned for that.

LIT magazine is now accepting ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS! Amazing!  I’d like to give an extra special thanks to prose editor Mia Eaton for all her good work getting the software installed!  We seriously would not have been able to make the change without her!  So what are you waiting for?  Send us some poems.  Our fall reading period is officially open!

In other news, the awesome new journal Esque edited by Amy King and Ana Božičević officially launched today and I have a poem in it.  I’m in great company!

Also, I was one of five finalists for the Omnidawn Chapbook contest.  Pretty good bad news.  Omnidawn is going to run a feature about each of the finalists on their blog so I will keep you posted.

Other then that I say bring on the fall.  I have no idea what comes next but I guess I am ready for it.

New POP by Jennifer L. Knox is up now!

Ever wonder what it would like to be stuck on an island with Brian Wilson?  Check out this month’s Poets off Poetry by Jennifer L. Knox to find out:

Thanks Jennifer for a rip-roaring good time!

Stay tuned as the following months bring us essays by Dottie Lasky, Claire Donato, Jeff T. Johnson, Chris Tonelli, and Mathias Svalina.

In other news, production on LIT 18 is officially in the works and will feature such awesome poets as Sandra Simonds, Farrah Field, Michael Burkard, Nate Pritts, and Mike Young, among others!

Here’s the sneak peek of the cover, by photographer Kevin Trageser.

The launch party for LIT 18 will be on Wednesday, July 28 from 6.30-8.30pm at powerHouse books in Brooklyn.  Readers will be announce soon!  Looking forward to seeing you there!

New POP is up featuring an essay by Farrah Field!

This month’s POP is up featuring an essay about the lovely Laura Marling by the lovely Farrah Field.  Please check out the essay here.

As always, please blog far and wide.

Laura Marling will be in NY next month supporting her new record I Speak Because I Can.  It  seems that I have fallen deeply in love with Ms. Marling, and all because of Farrah!  Thanks Farrah!

Also, POP will be at AWP next week, hanging out at the Cold Front table.  Come by and say hi and get yourself a cute, little pin and a cute, little POP pamphlet featuring poems from previous POP contributors Jared White, Chris Martin, Erin Belieu, Eileen Myles, Daniel Nester, and Nate Pritts.

In related AWP news, LIT will be hanging out in Denver too next week with copies of 17 for sale at an awesome discount price.  Come say hi!

New POP is up featuring an essay by Eileen Myles!

Holy moly!  I’ve been so  busy worrying about the LIT 17 launch party that I completely forgot to tell you that Eileen Myles wrote an essay for POP!  You can find it here. It’s about Gram Parsons.  I feel really honored that Eileen wanted to participate in this series.  Thank you Eileen!

Next month POP will feature an essay by Nate Pritts about The Who.  Exciting!

Also, tonight’s the night!  The LIT 17 launch party at Housing Works Bookstore.  7pm sharp.  Be there, or surely you are square.  LIT 17 will be on sale for a special launch party price of $5!  Come get a copy.  Yay!

LIT and Joe Meno at McNally Jackson Books

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Just a quick note to say that LIT will be co-hosting Joe Meno’s reading at McNally Jackson Books, whose story “Airports of Light” was published in LIT 14, on Thursday, June 18 at 7pm.   His new novel The Great Perhaps is available now from W.W. Norton.  He will be reading with author Maggie Estep.  After the reading there will be a brief Q&A moderated by LIT’s own Prose Editor, Emily Taylor!  You can get more details about the event here.  Hope to see you all there!