Archive for January, 2019

Counteradvice: Against Specificity

Surely there is something to be said about drawing a circle around our attention and remaining within that circle. But how large should this circle be? –Zadie Smith, “The Embassy of Cambodia” Lesley Nneka Arimah, the indomitable writer of literary speculative fiction, sent an article to me at the end of my second MFA semester with a gracefully understated subject line: “This might be useful.”…

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Renovations at The Threepenny Editor

I learned in 2018 that there isn’t enough of me to edit full-time and write full-time, and thanks to a timely grant, some soul-searching, and a boatload of moral support from my better half, 2019 is the year to create some changes. The Backstory I’ve been editing manuscripts since 1999. Lately, it feels like work I started in a different century….

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