|Posted: 05 October 2005 at 11:05am | IP Logged
I'm looking for a partner in literary crime. On Monday, I called a certain elite NYC-based magazine and spoke to a guy there (who was surprisingly helpful). Well, their policy is that stories be sent as the main body of an e-mail. He said, "Try cutting and pasting."
Well, I called a friend the other night and he instructed me on the specifics of "cutting and pasting." My dilemma is how do you cut and paste a 25 page + story. Can anyone offer a helping hand?
I'd like to send this winter tale to the magazine in late December. This isn't a particularly urgent matter.
A while back, I e-mailed the J. Updike web-site and basically stated I prefer Hemingway's "hard-core inebriates" to "high-brow intellectuals."
A few weeks later, I received a somewhat testy reply from a college professor (Moravian College in PA.), but to those folks' credit, they posted my comment.
To E.H.'s credit, "The Old Man and the Sea" to my way of seeing things comes off as stronger, more manly, and optimistic than Updike's final "Rabbit" novella.