Dzanc Books, who I think should receive an award for being the “most everywhere” new indie publisher, has yet another endeavor to entice readers and writers: The Collagist online literary journal.
The Collagist is edited by Matt Bell with Matthew Olzmann as Poetry Editor. The debut issue includes fiction by Chris Bachelder, Kevin Wilson, Kim Chinquee, Matthew Salesses, and Gordon Lish, plus an excerpt from Laird Hunt’s forthcoming novel Ray of the Star. Charles Jensen, Oliver de la Paz, and Christina Kallery each contribute several new poems, and Ander Monson and David McLendon offer unique takes on the personal essay. The Collagist‘s first book review section includes coverage of Terry Galloway’s Mean Little Deaf Queer, Michal Ajvaz’s The Other City, and Brian Evenson’s Fugue State, as well as a video review of Jonathan Baumbach’s You, or the Invention of Memory.
This issue will also extend onto a blog, which will feature interviews with contributors and audio and video readings of work found in the issue, all of which will also be available as a podcast through iTunes.
Really you guys, what’s next? Why am I envisioning something in outer space?