Sunday, July 26, 2009

New issue of Swill Magazine

They only publish like once a year, but I've always been a big fan of Swill Magazine. They more than make up for their long production time by publishing some high-end fiction. As far as small press PRINT productions go, I think they're up there. Earlier issues have featured my favorite Spencer Dew story, Delphine Lecompte, Corey Mesler, and more. Issue 4 has Thieves Jargon co-idiot Steve Young, probably due to reputation only, but membership has its priveleges, and you're not a member. I won't review it because I haven't received my copy yet, but just know I'm not going to ask for a free copy, and you shouldn't either.


Sean Craven said...


I would like to inform you that Mr. Young's piece was accepted on its merits; the fact that he was nice like a puppy when we asked for revisions did him no harm either.

So this Young guy has a reputation? EEEEn-teresting.

Thanks for the swell notice -- we think this is the best issue so far. Not as much experimental fiction as I'd like and it's a fuckin' sausage fest again, but it's solid from one end to the other.

andy.riverbed said...

i love sausage. yum.

i hate fish. eww.

renaissance jones said...

Got my issue yesterday. Haven't read it yet but it looks stellar. Go buy one. It's 5 bones. Less than a dollar a story. I happen to know that at least one story in the issue is worth more than that.
And John Effing Shirley is in there too.

I have several reputations, DiGangi, almost all of them unearned. Either way, you're gonna have to narrow it down.

Riverbed, you're a strange one. I like the cut of your jib.

mather said...

Steve Young's "reputation" is like the shadow of an upright toothpick at noon.

robp said...

Thanks for the kind words, Matt. I've always seen the Jargon as a kindred spirit with much tighter deadlines. Kindred to the extent that every year I ask Jargon writers to contribute, so we should share some of the same readers, since we share some of the same writers. Blurbs, our general philosophy, etc., at . I look forward to hearing from some of you. We're accepting new subs in September. - Rob Pierce, Swill