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The "Pitch" issue, curated by Shya Scanlon includes novel excerpts from Nick Bredie, Hosho McCreesh, Kevin Spaide, Nora Jean Lang, Samuel Snoek-Brown, Michael Hickins, Abeer Hoque, and Fred Skolnik.
Paperback, 130 pages
Published August 23rd 2011 by Artistically Declined Press
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Aug 19, 2011 Samuel Snoek-Brown rated it it was amazing · (Review from the author)
This collection of novel excerpts and accompanying query letters -- a collective of pitches -- deserves five stars just for the genius of its idea. In a changing (and thinning) publishing market, where getting any agent's or publisher's attention is as easy as self-publishing on Kindle but, for daring writers not selling mainstream prose, has rarely been harder, editor Shya Scanlon's brainchild is brilliant. Dylan Thomas allegedly once opined, "I always think typescript lends some sort of certai ...more
Well, I'm not exactly partial, as I have one of the novel excerpts included here...but this is an enjoyable, early peek, into some long fiction projects, some of which (read as: mine) are still int he works. The work runs the gamut...showing how versatile literary fiction can be. Great for anyone curious about what a "pitch" might look like. Of course, the work is solid throughout--so you need only be interested in a few good partial reads to get your money's worth out of this.
Shya Scanlon's work has appeared in Mississippi Review, Literary Review, New York Quarterly, Guernica Magazine, Opium Magazine, and others. His book of prose poetry, In This Alone Impulse, was published by Noemi Press in January, 2010. His novel Forecast will be launched by Flatmancrooked on November 15th, 2010. He received his MFA from Brown University, where he was awarded the John Hawkes Prize ...more
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