Thursday, February 25, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
In the March 2010 issue of The Writer, Mary Miller lists NOÖ as one of "7 Hip Literary Magazines You Need to Check Out." Of the seven she says:
I often feel like I don't have much in common with the editors of literary magazines. Many of them publish stories I can't relate to and poems I don't connect with, so it comes as surprise to find that I have little in common with those selecting them. I'm happy to report, however, that I've recently discovered a handful of lit mags that aren't what I would call stuffy or boring, with editors who aren't looking for the standard-issue, traditional content. And the editors at these magazines might even get nonwriters to start reading lit mags, which would be a coup for us all.The others are Keyhole, Kitty Snacks, The Normal School, Open City, Opium, and PANK, all of which are excellent. Here's what Mary says about NOÖ:
What: A free print and online journal. Its mission "is to encourage mainstream readers to connect with independent literature and diverse critical thinking." Who: Mike Young and Ryan P. Call, excellent writers and nice guys. Looking for: Fiction, poetry and visual art, as well as essays and monologues about political, philosophical and social issues. No word limit, though most work is 2,000 words or less. Accepts e-mail submissions. Reading period: Varies. Why I love it: The magazine is eclectic, the blog fun and informative. The editors also run the super-cool Magic Helicopter Press, which publishes print, online and multimedia books.Thanks, Mary! In other news, the second edition of Mary's chapbook Less Shiny is getting its coat polished and will soon be available through the Magic Helicopter Press website and more.
Said and gone by Mike Young @ 2:16 PM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Mary Hamilton's story "You Wouldn't Believe Me If I Told You, But Me and Theodore Built a Time Machine" from NOÖ  will appear in DZANC's Best of the Web 2010. Congrats to Mary and thanks to Matt Bell and Kathy Fish for picking this terrific story.
Said and gone by Mike Young @ 6:13 PM