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Duffer Sighting :: Chicago Lit Examiner

Long-time supporter of and intermittent review writer for NewPages (when he’s not doing a hundred other things!), Rob Duffer has embarked on a new endeavor: “I’m the Chicago Literary Scene Examiner.”

Rob explains:

Examiner is a community news source with ‘examiners’ giving the low-down on a specific scene. Examiner has expanded into 60 cities with over 6 million users. Dave Clapper, founder and editor of SmokeLong Quarterly, is the Seattle Lit Examiner. Its Chicago market is only two months old. It’s new, I’m newer, and I’m trying to get people involved.

My intention is to make the site a comprehensive resource of everything literary going on in and around Chicago. Promoting events; featuring authors, editors, agents, lit journals, presses, reading series; interviewing literary folk; reporting lit news; suggesting writing prompts or playing local lit trivia—pretty much anything to do with the written word in Chicago.

So what can you get out of it? Exposure. Promotion. Tapping into a growing network of sometimes disparate literary groups. One place to get reliable literary news in Chicago and nationwide.

The first author to be featured on Examiner will be Stephanie Kuehnert.

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