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If you had the ability to publish one famous author, dead or alive, in your magazine, who would it be?Paper Darts, Holly Harrison Virginia Woolf, no doubt. We owe a lot to her. She helped set the stage for strong women in literature, and she inspired the name of our literary endeavor. If Virginia Woolf doesn’t come up at least once per staff meeting, we’re having an off-day.
Gulf Coast, Zachary Martin John Williams (the author of great novels like Stoner and Butcher’s Crossing, not the Star Wars composer).
Gulf Coast, Karyna McGlynn Frank Stanford.
The Stinging Fly, Declan Meade Alice Munro.
Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sam Martone The dream writer, for me, would be Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But I think you could ask everyone on staff and you'd get a different response (say, this might be a good idea for the blog), which just goes to show you how eclectic our tastes can be.
What (if any) bizarre habits do you have while reading/writing/editing?Paper Darts, Holly Harrison Pretty much every time Holly writes a sentence that she thinks is particularly clever, she instinctively puts her computer down and walks away… like a victory lap. Because Courtney [Algeo]’s vision is bad in an odd way, she reads books with one eye closed. Holly over-explains herself when editing, always terrified that someone will see an edit and deem it unnecessary. She bets this is annoying. When Courtney is stumped while writing, she’ll take a shower.
Gulf Coast, Karyna McGlynn When writing, I like to listen to the Legendary Pink Dots and drink red wine; when editing, I like to pound coffee and listen to The Drums; and when reading, I like to drink water and listen to crickets.
Gulf Coast, Zachary Martin I usually find something to chew on: Red Vines, vitamin gummies, pen caps, cat toys…
Paper Darts, Holly Harrison Cat toys. That’s incredible.
The Stinging Fly, Declan Meade Oh, they're too bizarre to admit to here, or any place else.
Paper Darts, Holly Harrison Weak, Declan.
The Stinging Fly, Declan Meade Most definitely.
Gulf Coast, Zachary Martin In this day and age, Declan, isn’t caring enough about words to read, write, and edit them a bizarre habit in its own right? Seems like that’s what some people think.
Indiana Review, Katie Moulton The IR office has been known to erupt in spontaneous dance parties. This can be a good thing or a bad thing. When stressed, some of us rewrite the lyrics of pop songs to reflect the literary journal experience. “Cull Me, Maybe,” anyone?
Hayden’s Ferry Review, Sam Martone I don't think I have any, but after this question, I sure wish I did.
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