It’s still at least a month until the next...
Little Fiction.: Thomas Michael Duncan for... →
little-fiction: To celebrate Short Story Month, we’ve asked some awesome writers, editors, and other literary types to weigh in on their favourite stories and collections, and what makes a piece of short lit great. Today, writer Thomas Michael Duncan. I was working a dead-end job, one that now appears to be…
Dragnet friend Laura Trethewey has created this really neat video for the new issue of Boulderpavement. Ever wondered what it would be like to go to Nunavut? Laura uses Google Earth to see what it might be like, and she’s letting us all come along.
Exciting News for Friends and Staff of Dragnet!
Some very exciting things have happened to one of our own and two of our friends. Dragnet Poetry Editor, Suzannah Showler, has been shortlisted for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers! Also on the shortlist, Dragnet friend, and all around cool lady, Laura Clarke. The other bit of exciting news is that Spencer Gordon has won the 2013 CBC Overlookie Bookie Award for his debut short...
I recently heard someone refer to someone literally five years younger than him...– Hannah Gersen, “Liberating the Essay: A Conversation with Michelle Orange” (via millionsmillions)
God help you.
shitmystudentswrite: The laws of physics apply. If the laws of physics no longer apply: God help you. I think this might be a great poem…
Joyland Magazine's Tumblr Presence: Truth &... →
joylandmagazine: On this episode of the podcast: Publishing is a predominately female staffed business. As that business becomes a digital-first platform, it is running into the world of tech, a historically male centric world. What happens from here and why women still don’t feel confident talking tech are…
The Believer Logger: Interview with Marie Calloway →
believermag: What Purpose Did I Serve in Your Life by Marie Calloway is due out from Tyrant Books in June. It’s a collection of stories and visual collages which make up a novel, depicting the life (especially the interior and sex life) of a young woman named “Marie Calloway.” Her story, “…
This Is How You Lose Me
iheartfailure: I’ve read submissions for literary magazines for the past year and I’ve noticed some cover letter trends (except for NAP, which wisely doesn’t allow for cover letters). 1. “This story/This poem is about…” – If you have to tell me what your story or poem… View Post
Pope Francis Complicit in Real-Life Roberto Bolaño...
Oh, never mind, the article has been corrected, and the Bolaño-est bit rescinded. Doesn’t this part sound like the plot of By Night in Chile, though? This article was amended on 14 March 2013. The original article, published in 2011, wrongly suggested that Argentinian journalist Horacio Verbitsky claimed that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio connived with the Argentinian navy to hide political...
Micro Bublé: Small and micro-publishing have been... →
Dragnet friend Bardia Sinaee has just launched a new micro publishing review site called “Micro Bublé.” Puns! God love ‘em. microbuble: Small and micro-publishing have been the most liberating developments in Canadian literature since dry socks. A work of art withheld from circulation is like a heart in an icebox: arrested, static, deprived of life and longing to be given....
Tues, March 12: The EW Reading Series presents...
Tuesday, March 12 is the one-year anniversary edition of EW, featuring Dragnet editor Andrew Battershill, EW founder and Dragnet illustration contributor Jess Taylor (you may remember her from such pieces as “The Greyhound” and “Jess Taylor Turning Into an Octopus”), Dragnet friends Mat Laporte and Sofia Mostaghimi, and previous EW star Michelle Winters. There will also be...
BOOK RIOT: 10 Best Books I've Never Read →
bookriot: Comedy genius Jimmy Kimmel recently provided us with his list of the 11 best movies he never saw. Most of us have a similar list for books, as well, don’t we? And probably with similar reasons as Jimmy’s. (eg, Fight Club: “I’m sure this is a great movie, but it seems like a lot of the people…