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The fine people over at The Review Review interviewed our very own Jeremy Hanson-Finger; the beginnings of Dragnet, behind the scenes secrets, and, wait for it, David Foster Wallace are all covered. You can read the full interview, here.
The lovely people over at Open Book Toronto have interviewed our very own Jeremy Hanson-Finger in a post about Dragnet and how we came to be. The article talks about our mandate, our online presence, and includes a bunch of juicy gossip about the seedy underbelly of Dragnet. That last part may or may not be true. You will only know if you read it. Just sayin’.
The super-cool people over at Broken Pencil said some really nice things about us: ”Culled together by two editors living on opposite ends of the country (Victoria and Toronto), Dragnet’s first issue features a well-curated selection of fiction. Unknown quantities like Joe Yachimec follow the always-reliable Sheila Heti seamlessly. Marginalia, such as saucily titled blog posts and up-to-the-minute tweets, distract from the sidelines. In short, this is a very modern, very readable take on how an online lit mag should be.” Wow. Seriously, we’re blushing over here.
Canadian Magazines Blog (Magazines Canada):
Dragnet Magazine likes to do things its own way: one of the latest online-only lit magazines to pop up in Canada—Dragnet is on Issue 3—this printless magazine not only had its own spot at Word On The Street this weekend (Word On The Web?), but edits together catchy cinematic trailers for each of its issues.
There isn’t much precedent for this that I know of, but in the world of Facebook and Twitter promotion, making a little video teaser for your quarterly’s newest issue is a pretty interesting idea. Why not make use of all of the internet’s dynamic media possibilities?
p.s. — A couple of new online story mags doing cool stuff: Dragnet, where you get a beautiful touch of the handmade along with your digital reading, and Found Press - where you can download stories one by one for your ereader, or buy the whole issue at once. (I recommend Obscure Objects by Caroline Adderson.)
p.p.s. — it happens to be Year of the Short Story this year. Click here to read the YOSS Manifesto.
Check it out here; part of their Mighty Small Mags series.
I perused their website and discovered that like TNQ, Dragnet obviously has a sense of fun (from their press release: “Dragnet 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.”).