State of the Site 2022
NEW POP LIT ENTERS A NEW YEAR
THE BIG NEWS for the New Pop Lit project is our receiving a “Creators of Culture” grant from a wonderful Detroit-based arts organization named Culture Source. As near as we can determine, we qualified based on several criterion:
-Our EIC’s long history of promoting overlooked writers, notably in the 2000s with the Underground Literary Alliance.
-New Pop Lit’s focus on artistic innovation and design, including with our one-of-a-kind publications. “Craft publishing”: the idea to make our publications as creative and non-generic as possible.
-Our continued experimentation with literary form. This includes our behind-the-scenes effort to completely reinvent the short story, ongoing.
The starting point for everything we do is that the literary status quo isn’t good enough.
We’ll use the graciously-awarded funds not solely to keep this project operating (it’s been touch-and-go at times), but chiefly to discover and spotlight new writing and artistic talent, with more focus on talent in metro Detroit and environs.
Toward those ends, we’ll hold a contest or three, with monetary prizes.
The grant will also enable us to create more print publications. A portion of the award will be spent on necessary equipment and supplies. (Notably, paper and ink!)
The intelligent universe has conspired to keep us ongoing a while longer. As long as New Pop Lit lasts, we’ll aspire to achieve amazing arts breakthroughs– or at least one!
Stay informed via our Coming Soon page. Thanks.