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Sunday, January 06, 2008

You Don't Bring Me Stories Anymore

A writer-colleague of mine from the United States of America is reviewing the weekly New Yorker story on his blog. It’s such a cool project. Check it Out!. I was thinking of copying him. But then I remembered how the whole playground goes ‘na, na, na, na, NAAA, na’ when you do that, so I thought I’d look for a Canadian equivalent. Hmmm. Which Canadian weekly publishes fiction? Hmmm. The Walrus usually has a story. Oh, that’s monthly. Hmmm. MacLeans is weekly. Oh, that never has a story. Hmmm. Canlit Journals publish stories, but they are quarterlies and full of stories. I want a single story each week to get disciplined over- like an elegant single rose in a sophisticated vase. It can’t possibly be true can it? That it doesn’t exist in Canada? Hm, Hm, Hm, Hm, HMMM, Hm.

Readers, any suggestions?


Blogger Anne C. said...

Your 2008 you is freaking me out. Can I have a little of your motivation?

Sun Jan 06, 03:03:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger T. Lee said...

Oh, I have a stack of these magazines, Story, from 1929-1931.

Sun Jan 06, 06:43:00 pm GMT-5  
Blogger Clifford Garstang said...

Thanks, Andrew! It has been a fun project and the only way I could have kept up with the magazine - I used to let them pile up. I really hope you come up with a Canadian alternative - I'd be interesting in reading about them. How about picking 4 monthlies and do one story a week on a rotating basis?

Mon Jan 07, 10:05:00 am GMT-5  

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