Submissions open for Dragnet's second issue! →
Guinevere in London, at the palace. Sitting in a chair buttering an apple.– Donald Barthelme, The King
funky flavours: Booyah! →
funkyflavours: Wow! great turnout last night! Thanks to all of you who boogied the night away and drank the emmet ray dry. We had a blast! Mad props are also due to the wonderful Jeremy Hanson-Finger for bringing so many great peeps down and launching the wonderful http://www.dragnetmag.net/ . Issue 1 is…
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The good ship Dragnet Magazine is sailing into port under cover of darkness. Tomorrow morning she’ll be sharing her plunder with any and all who visit. Fictional doubloons abound.
Remember kids, sucking up is just being nice to someone who has power over you.
Year of the Short Story →
Coming soon: A project by Canadian short story writers Jessica Westhead and Sarah Selecky that we’re totally into. Stay tuned. Here’s a National Post article about it. YOSS (Year Of the Short Story) aims to unite fellow writers and readers everywhere in one cause—to bring short fiction the larger audience it so richly deserves.
I always thought that dead people should have hats on. Now I can see that they...– Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Leaf Storm Don’t forget kids, the inaugural issue of Dragnet Magazine pulls into port this Saturday!
Dragnet Magazine Launch Press Release
NEW CANADIAN ONLINE LITERARY JOURNAL DRAGNET LAUNCHES FEBRUARY 26, IS YOUNG, BEAUTIFUL, FLEXIBLE. February 23, 2011 Toronto, Ontario & Victoria, BC – Dragnet Magazine (dragnetmag.net) is young, beautiful, flexible, and pushes boundaries. Sort of like Natalie Portman in Black Swan, but Dragnet doesn’t need a dirty old man to tell it to go home and masturbate for homework. What writers...
We bend toward the book in fascination and alarm, and the writer continues:...– John Gardner, The Art of Fiction (discussing frigidity in a chapter entitled “Common Errors”)
Our friend Ayla gives a great talk on dating + design at the opening party for Foundery and DDiMMiT.
Andrew Battershill (introducing Bill Gaston at a reading in 2005): So where I'm going with this is that Bill Gaston is a fucking BEAST at writing.
Bill Gaston (upon reaching the stage): Well thanks! You're pretty beastly yourself, Andrew.
Issue 1 contributor, and perennial Dragnet... →
The complete text of a file called "Draft of play"...
(scene: sitting in an octopus)
I admire Doris Lessing for calling her science-fiction books science fiction; I...– Ursula K. Le Guin, in Guernica. (via thebronzemedal)
The Great Gatsby 8-Bit Game →
Chris Menning: F. Scott Fitzgerald’s seminal literary classic The Great Gatsby was turned into an unlicensed game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Now you can play this oddity right in your browser.
A quick glimpse into the inner workings of Dragnet...
Andrew: Does me not being able to understand Twitter mean that Kim Kardashian is smarter than me? Jeremy: Haha. I had no idea you could only private message mutual followers either, so Kim Kardashian is better than both of us… :( Andrew: I think you ass is cuter than hers, even if she does have the brain-power edge. Jeremy: Haha, snap.
An example of why calling all things you don't...
“That shit should be toilet paper.”
I do not know if it has ever been noted before this that one of the main...– Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin.
The arts are not a way of making a living. They are a very human way of making...– Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country (via evertide)
A bird streaked across the gray sky and blindly I translated it into an...– Jorge Luis Borges, “The Garden of the Forking Paths”
For #followfriday we recommend following submission guidelines for the mags,...– Arsenal Pulp Press (http://twitter.com/arsenalpulp)