• Lessons Learned From Fiction Vs Non-Fiction Guns, Germs, and Steel: for years, it was the book everyone was talking about. Any intelligent conversation, ranging from politics to philosophy to American History, it all somehow came back to this book. But I resisted reading it — until now — for one simple reason: it was non-fiction. On another occasion, whilst socializing with some writer […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 4, 2013
  • Get Your Sex and Insects in THE YEAR OF THE GADFLY THE YEAR OF THE GADFLY, the astounding debut novel by Jennifer Miller, is a perfect lesson in multi-layered story telling. We’re pleased to provide a review of it here, as at least two members of Team Literary Man have now read it, including the Verbal Vixen, who stayed up till three am in order to […] Literary Man 0 Comments June 25, 2012
  • How to Beat the Slush Pile We’ve all been there: the Slush Pile. That netherworldly waste land of hopes, fears, and dreams. We write our stories, pen our poems, and send our art out into the art-hating world of television-loving football fans. And yet. And yet, somehow, authors are discovered through the slush pile every single day. At the New Yorker, […] Literary Man 0 Comments May 9, 2012
  • Iconic Literary Event: the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs Greetings, literarians, Derby Day is upon us! With less than 24 hours until the greatest 90 seconds in all of sports, we present to you with the latest line-up of tomorrow’s beautiful horses and their crazy names! We’re pulling for the 50-1 long-shot Rousing Sermon. And of course what Derby Day  would be complete with […] Literary Man 0 Comments May 4, 2012
  • If You Run Out of Paper If you run out of paper: write your novel on the walls of your room. (courtesy of Death of the Teacher) Literary Man 0 Comments April 27, 2012
  • Call for Art and Fiction Inspired by Filmmaker Kino Koblitz Several weeks back, we published our review of KINO, a psychotropic literary thriller by Jürgen Fauth, coming out soon from up-and-coming indie publisher Atticus Books (we’re always pleased when the indies are able to muscle into the bigger corporate publishers’ turf). Writers, now it’s your turn to send in your film-inspired creations! Mina Kobltiz, granddaughter of Klaus […] Literary Man 0 Comments April 17, 2012
  • Is The Hunger Games Literature? Greetings, literarians. We start off this hungry Hunger Games Friday with the following question: is the Hunger Games trilogy literature? Well, what is literature, anyway? Our old friend Wikipedia defines it like this: “Literature (from Latin litterae (plural); letter) is the art of written work.” Okay, so that doesn’t help, at all, but maybe this […] Literary Man 0 Comments March 23, 2012
  • The Los Angeles Review: Accepting Submissions until 10/15/11 Writers, you have less than 24 hours left to get your stories into the Los Angeles Review. This is what they’re looking for in terms of fiction: Fiction: We’re looking for to hard-to-put-down shorties under 500 words and lengthier shorts up to 4,000 words–lively, vivid, excellent literary fiction. Please indicate word count in your file title. Here’s […] Literary Man 0 Comments October 14, 2011