Best of the Web 2009

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Lee K. Abbott, Nathan Leslie
Dzanc Books, Jul 1, 2009 - Fiction - 335 pages
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Praise for the Best of the Web series:

“Such a development could not have come at a better time for online literary publishing.”—NewPages

“The book is heartily significant, featuring work that is sometimes surprising . . . and sometimes exhilarating—not unlike the Web itself.”—Los Angeles Times

“The book, which canvasses both fiction and poetry, really cooks . . . in the melding of the two genres. . . . The Internet is built for this work: short and weird, just what one’s attention span wants when clicking through. And Almond and Leslie wisely pick up on that, making the book worth paging through, as well.”—Time Out Chicago

“Though publishing online provides us the opportunity to present fiction free from economic imperative, permitting us, our authors, and our readers to relish in the experiment of expression, one of our great regrets is forgoing the sensation of binding it, printing it, holding the work we proudly select in our hands. Then along comes Dzanc Books, and this gift of a book, Best of the Web, that feels, to us, like the presentation of an award.”—Aaron Petrovich and Alex Rose, editors, Hotel St. George Press

This Best of the Web anthology is the first comprehensive print anthology to represent the vast array of contemporary online literature on an annual basis, bringing the world of web journals to a greater audience.

In Best of the Web 2009:

Waqar Ahmed, Arlene Ang , Michael Baker, Marcelo Ballve, Marge Barrett ,
Carmelinda Blagg , Benjamin Buchholz, Blake Butler, Jimmy Chen, Amy L .
Clark, Amber Cook, Bill Cook, Michael Czyzniejewski, Darlin’ Neal, Matthew
Derby, Ryan Dilbert , Stephen Dixon, Alex Dumont , Claudia Emerson, D.A.
Feinfeld, Marcela Fuentes, M. Thomas Gammarino, Cassandra Garbus, Molly
Gaudr y, Anne Germanacos, Matt Getty, Todd Hasak-Lowy, Karen Heuler, Ash
Hibbert , Philip Holden, Roy Kesey, Hari Bhajan Khalsa, Tricia Louvar, Peter
Markus, Michael Martone, Heather Killelea McEntarfer, Lindsay Merbaum,
Corey Mesler, Laura Mullen, Joseph Olschner, Jeff Parker, Elise Paschen,
Elizabeth Penrose, Kate Petersen, Glen Pourciau, Sam Rasnake, Jonathan
Rice, Tom Sheehan, Claudia Smith, Lynn Strongin, Terese Svoboda, Jon
Thompson, Davide Trame, Donna D. Vitucci, Helen Wickes, Kathrine Leone
Wright , Jordan Zinovich, as well as introductions from series editor Nathan
Leslie and edition editor Lee K. Abbot , and interviews with select authors.

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Nonprofit Dzanc Books aspires to fill the literary cracks left by the commercialization of the big presses and chain bookstores and thereby lead the way to the future of publishing. For this hipper ... Read full review

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Went to live reading at Booksmith on Haight last night -- a great bookstore -- of select writers published in this anthology. Highly recommmended: Anne Germanacos' work. Next year, 2010, a collection ... Read full review


Series Introduction Nathan Leslie
The World as You Left It Helen Wickes
An Interview with Matt Getty

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About the author (2009)

A professor of creative writing at Ohio State University, Lee K. Abbott has published five short story collections and a collected stories collection of his work. He has won many awards over the course of his career and summers in New Mexico.

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