If you haven't read this article on lit magazines you should: http://bit.ly/cY6LKe
It says that lit mags, and the short story, are cool again. This has been my feeling for months now. I feel like we're in the middle of a short story renaissance. Amelia Gray, Christian Tebordo, Lindsay Hunter, Blake Butler, Patrick Sommerville...are just a few of the greats that are making this a great time to read short stories.
Soon, I will be published and then rich like all of these people. After this happens, I will open my own store, hopefully here in Chicago.
It will be called CHEW ON LIT.
It will have the largest lit mag selection IN THE COUNTRY. We will sell lit mags, NO BOOKS. NO NEWSPAPERS. LIT MAGS.
...We will also sell chewing tobacco.
I do not chew chewing tobacco, but people that chew chewing tobacco seem to have limited places to buy and chew it. This is an untapped market, trust me on this. We will make most of our money from selling this, TRUST ME.
This will be a place where people can chew chewing tobacco and will not be judged them for it.
We will sell designer spitoons for them to spit in. We will not judge them.
On Sunday Nights, and sometimes Wednesdays, we will play silent films.
There will be a live organist and piano player. It will be AWESOME.
We will have readings and lit mag release parties. We will have art exhibits and art experiments too, sometimes.
And, of course, BEER. Bongo Zeptobrewery will provide the beer because my friend Dan makes the damn best home brew and by then he'll be famous too. Check them out!
So we got lit mags, chewing tobacco, silent films, readings, art shows, release parties, and BEER. It will be amazing. It will be perfect. It will be CHEW ON LIT.