Posted by Jason Diamond Our favorite son of the South, Josh Spilker, has turned it up a notch over at Deckfight, and started a new indie press. Josh will be publishing e-chapbooks and is asking for donations of whatever you can spare. So far Spilker has published his own piece, “About Mr. Warren,” and “Supercomputer” by Jordan Castro. We’re excited to see what else he’s got cooking.
Posted by Tobias Carroll [In which I attempt to create a semi-regular review of assorted zines that have crossed my path, of multiple types and disciplines. Here are two.] At a release party at the City Reliquary, I picked up the first issue of Caroline Paquita’s Womanimalistic. (Also celebrated that day: the latest issue of Slice Harvester, which should be reviewed in the next installment of these.) I’m familiar with Paquita primarily because of her music: she’s presently one-third of […]
The editors at Vol. 1 would like to draw your attention to a new non-profit publisher, Madras Press. A literary and philanthropic project, this new printing press publishes individually bound stories and novella-length booklets featuring writers such as Aimee Bender, Trinie Dalton, Joy Williams, and Rebecca Lee. All of their proceeds are donated to a list of charitable organizations chosen by their authors. Directly from their website, “The format of our books provides readers with the opportunity to experience a […]
Bites: So Many Wild Things, Gigantic Interviewed, Mr. Rochester is Dreamy, Nobels for the Small Press, 1989, Dirty Projectors at NYer Fest, and more
Wild Things: It’s Released! Did you know?? Pitchfork interviews Spike Jonze. We’ve All Been Wondering Lately about “What Makes a Children’s Classic.”(NYT Arts Beat) Ohmahgawd–Wild Things, Wild Things, Wild Things. Lit. This essay on the importance of the humanities is outstanding.(Harper’s) Gigantic is interviewed by Fictionaut. “But, reader, I loved him.” On Charlotte Brontë’s Mr. Rochester as the most romantic character in literature. Oh, yes. Reading!: the demand of literature From last week, The Millions on Lit’s Nobel Prize and […]
A new ebook, Conor Oberst Sex, a story by Tao Lin and Kendra Grant Malone, was published yesterday from Happy Cobra Books. Additionally, there’s an EP by Michael Sanchez (or, The Way It Is) that was inspired by the fiction. It’s called “Music Is My Boyfriend.”
We at Vol. 1 heard about Awkward Press and got all kinds of excited in knowing another group of people who are launching another fine looking indie press. All the info for their venture, and their upcoming party info is linked below. //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Awkward Press is a new publishing house dedicated to imagination, playfulness, and defying readers’ expectations. They will be celebrating the release of their first fiction collection, Awkward One, on Tuesday September 1st at Happy Ending, 302 Broome […]