What we did in LMC This Week

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Roxane Gay

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Oct 22, 2010, 3:49:16 PM10/22/10
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Happy Friday LMC Members. 

This week was a busy week for LMC. 

We kicked things off and got lots of shot outs at awesome places like the LA TimesBookslutOmnivoraciousImposeBark, and others.

Tom deBeauchamp wrote about Bradford Tice's How to Be American Boy.

Kevin Lincoln penned a letter to Padgett Powell.

David Peak had some observations about Ken Sparling's Elrond.

Gian, the editor of NY Tyrant generously made a PDF of NY Tyrant 8 available so anyone can participate in this month's discussions. You can find the information on this in the archives. 

Next Thursday, at 8 p.m. EST, we'll be chatting with Gian. Come with your questions about NY Tyrant 8! More details, Monday. Mark your calendars now.

The LMC has a website, www.literarymagazineclub.com, that is bare bones right now, but where I'll post an FAQ, the forthcoming reading schedule and other relevant information. Guest posts will remain on HTMLGIANT, of course, and this group is available for communication. If you have ideas for the website, please let me know. This club is a work in progress but it's going to be kick ass and I want everyone to feel like this is your club because, well, it is. 

On a more administrative note, I don't want to make anyone feel bad, but Gian generously sent out 40 free copies, 10 more than the original 30 promised, a free PDF is available, and no one's like...discussing the issue, the writing, the writers. Editors are going to be disinclined to give us nice things if we don't take advantage of them so I warmly encourage you to consider writing a guest post, or starting a discussion here on the Google Group, or commenting on one of the HTMLGIANT posts. Come on in! The water's fine. 

On 11/15, the November issue of The Collagist will be released and that will be our next issue. You might also want to get your hands on Ploughshares early.  To order Ploughshares (2 issues) at the discounted rate ($22), please go here: https://www.pshares.org//subscriptions/writer-special.cfm. Select Start with the current issue. There are still three free copies of Ploughshares available. If you would like a copy, e-mail me your name and mailing address, first come, first serve. Also, you cannot have received a free copy of NY Tyrant, and please, if you can afford Ploughshares, leave the free copies for people who cannot afford the subscription price. We'll also be chatting with the editors of Ploughshares. 

Looking a bit further ahead, we'll be reading Unsaid 5 in February and there will be another giveaway, details forthcoming, associated with that magazine. 

Meanwhile, it's the weekend. Get down with NY Tyrant 8. What piece did you enjoy most in this issue? Why? What piece did you have a problem with? Why? Who's designing our club tattoo? Let's talk Tyrant. 

Cheers,
Roxane

Andrea Drygas

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Oct 22, 2010, 3:59:26 PM10/22/10
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Hi Roxane -- Quick note -- the discounted Ploughshares subscription is 3 issues (Fall, Winter, and Spring).

Andrea
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Patricia Lockwood

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Oct 22, 2010, 4:58:05 PM10/22/10
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Two things:

Was anyone else getting a bunch of weird spam from LMC addresses a week or two back? I got so much I actually came to the conclusion that we had been hijacked and that's why nothing was happening.

I think there might also be some confusion about where we're supposed to be discussing--here? On HTMLGiant? On the website? Which is the main hub, ideally?

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Roxane Gay

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Oct 22, 2010, 5:07:01 PM10/22/10
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There were a couple of SPAM messages last week.

HTMLGIANT, is for guest posts where people can read and comment. I'd say that's the main hub. Ryan, Blake and Gene are working on how we're going to create a space there for the club that's more clearly defined. Hang tight on that front. 

The list is for discussion as well as well as member communication. 

The website's only purpose is to serve as a static place for information because I want to be able to just send people a link when they ask for more information. I'm getting enough inquiries that a static repository seems necessary.

Robb Todd

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Oct 23, 2010, 12:11:48 PM10/23/10
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Okay, I don't want to sound like more of a dumbass than I already do BUT we're supposed to discuss this stuff in the comments section of the guest posts on HTMLGIANT? Any way to tag these posts with LMC so we can filter them to one place when we visit the site?

Roxane Gay

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Oct 23, 2010, 12:15:49 PM10/23/10
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Hi Rob,

You can respond to guest posts in the comments or write a post of your own that I will put up. All the posts are tagged Literary Magazine Club. 

Sent from a magical awesome telephonic device from the future. You might call it an iPhone. 

Robb Todd

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Oct 23, 2010, 12:37:13 PM10/23/10
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Here are the tags I see on David's post: Tags: Ken Sparling, ny tyrant, storytelling

No LCM. I don't see any tags at all on Kevin's post.

Your post "And So We Begin" is the only that seems to have it and when I click it, it's the only one there. HOWEVER, I just found this "category" thing at the top of the posts and that seems to work. It's easy to confuse me.

Roxane Gay

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Oct 23, 2010, 12:41:10 PM10/23/10
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I meant the category tag. Later today I'll add those other tags. 


Sent from a magical awesome telephonic device from the future. You might call it an iPhone. 

Robb Todd

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Oct 23, 2010, 12:46:43 PM10/23/10
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Thanks, DOC ROX
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