Friday, February 10, 2012

I'm in the New York Times

So, I just made the New York Times.

Well, sort of. But it's still kind of cool.

NYT.com - Go here: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/10/literary-heirs/

On the left of the picture of literary mags are some wonderfully drawn cards of a girl with crazy hair (by the wonderfully talented Melinda Beck). These are some of the postcards from the lovely postcard literary magazine Abe's Penny. Now, if you were turn those cards over you would find a story I wrote to match those pictures. The New York Times calls these ten mags "really good reads." So that totally means me. Or so I'm claiming.

(Possibly they just loved Melinda's pictures: Shhhhhh)

Anyway, kind of neat. On the dark flip-side of the New York Times you'd be able to see the backs of a bunch of literary magazines and my story. On the dark side I'm probably a big star right now. People are probably bringing me free lunch baskets.

18 comments:

Anne R. Allen said...

Congrats! I totally relate. I remember when I was "in the New Yorker" in the same way. The launch of the 2008 issue of Opium Magazine was mentioned in the New Yorker's Talk of the Town, and I had a piece in that issue of Opium. So I figured I was "in the New Yorker." Nobody else much understood, but I felt I had "made it" somehow.

Marsha Sigman said...

I think it's awesome. Congrats to you!

D.G. Hudson said...

Congrats!! I'd take a NY Times reference anyday.

Are all of the stories on the postcards your stories, Bryan? I'm a little confused as I can't tell by the picture.

Do you highlight this other writing on your blog with a link?
Is it related at all to the short fiction you feature or is this another facet of yourself?

Sorry for too many questions. . .

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

No, that is really cool! They meant you. Congratulations, Bryan!

Bryan Russell said...

Thanks!

@ D.G.

Each "issue" of Abe's Penny is a four-part postcard story (literal postcards, in this case). One card is mailed out each week, and after a month you'll have the complete story. Illustrations on the front, story on the back.

They're pretty cool. And that happens to be "my" issue featured in the picture (a story called Rapunzel's Daughter).

maine character said...

Rapunzel and his daughter are toasting you tonight.

Deb Salisbury said...

How very cool! Congratulations!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So, so cool! I think this is awesome. Congratulations! I've never been in anything this fabulous!

Steve Abernathy said...

Awesome. Mailable art and literature; another thing I'd never heard of.

Steph Sinkhorn said...

NICE. That's totally neat! Congrats :)

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

Congrats!!

D.G. Hudson said...

Thanks, Bryan, that's a great idea with the postcards, like the old serialization of stories.

Interesting, interesting. Enjoy the gift horse, don't look it in the mouth. . .

M.A. Leslie said...

That is too cool! Congrats!!!

Jeffrey Beesler said...

Wow, Bryan, that is quite an accomplishment! Way to go, my friend!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

DUDE!
good job!

vic caswell (aspiring-x) said...

just call this place the dark side. :)

Matthew MacNish said...

Are those the same ones I got to see? Very cool.

Bryan Russell said...

@ Matt

Yup.