NEW LITERARY IDEAS DEPARTMENT
What’s new? Quite a lot actually.
First ,we have our newest feature story, the excellent “Sorry For Your Loss” by Greg Golley.
We have a brand new book review of a new volume of short stories by Emma Duffy-Comparone, Love Like That.
AND!!! we have as of a few weeks ago a new print-zeen on sale exclusively at our POP SHOP, Literary Fan Magazine. The ultimate fanzine/literary journal hybrid.
Please check all of it out. We’re the future of literature, though not everyone realizes it yet.
–an experiment in new publishing–
BE READY! July 21st we introduce a new form of literary publication unlike anything seen. (Except our own Extreme Zeen.) Faster, sharper, sleeker– with lines, looks, and colors throughout intended to dazzle the eye. Meant to kick off a new era in art, presentation, and writing. Includes eight terrific writers who create in a variety of styles. Inspired by classic print zines but of higher aspirations and palpable quality. A fusion of the best of zine and literary journal, throwing out everything stale and unnecessary. We call this historic new creation–
-Be prepared to purchase your copy of ZEENITH at our POP SHOP beginning 9 a.m. TUESDAY.-
In so doing you will enter a new world of art and amazement.
ZEENITHZEENITHZEENITHZEENITHZEENITHZEENITHZEENITH. . . .
Pop Lit is a new alternative writing style created in our minds as a way to avoid the generic.
ABANDON THE SAFE
We’re out to overthrow ALL of that, every shard and shred, by presenting new hybrids with the intelligence and craft of literary writing combined with the clarity and excitement of standard genre work– while taking the best of both styles to new levels.
CAN IT BE DONE?
YES it can be done! But we depend upon YOU the new writer to accomplish this, and YOU the new reader disgusted with the same-old same-old to INSIST upon it.
We ourselves in the New Pop Lit Design Studio located underground near the Detroit River in the vicinity of Wyandotte, Michigan. are working furiously toward that objective.
We may not go all the way to the Promised Land of radically new art– but we seek to cut a path toward that end. Signposts for others to follow.
This year, a magical new year first year of a new decade– The Twenties!– we’ll present more of our own attempts, as examples of our experiments.
We are mad literary scientists, using the high-tech code of language to create not monsters, but ART as shocking and powerful as any man-made monster which can be imagined. Please join us on that ambitious path.
(Listen to an audio version of this editorial here.)
-Karl Wenclas, New Pop Lit NEWS