Content For You
by Alex Carnevale
All the wonderful writers we talked about in the context of Will’s syllabus on Thursday had me thinking where to submit this story I’m working on about a child psychologist who realizes she is actually a child.
Other great-to-classic ideas I have for stories on the backburner:
– Lindsay Lohan in Heaven: Who is she bff with?
– A porn star realizes everytime she has sex, someone dies. Suspensealicious!
– script idea: Naomi Watts plays a shiksa on a mission: to jump Liev Schreiber/Sabretooth’s bones.
– a little world of forest creatures lives in a CEO’s anus, Secret of NIMH-style reveal means they all die while engaged in intercourse with one another to repopulate the next generation.
When I start thinking too commercial, Will is always there to bring me back down to earth. He usually pitches me ideas for romantic comedies that involve mistaken identities and Sandra Bullock-The Net moments of panic. They’re like Hitchcock movies with Ryan Reynolds. We also recently had this verbatim gconversation:
Will: Do you think what makes good art is the notion that it could as easily not exist?
Me: What possible sense does that make?
Will: Like roof shingles kindsa have to exist, therefore they are not art
Me: Why do roof shingles have to exist?
LITERARY LINKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SOMETHING TO SAY
The latest Octopus magazine.
If you’d like to submit your full-length poetry manuscript to Octopus, find out how here.
Cate Peebles has some top poems.
Even Will Oldham pitches in.
Review of the Creeley selected.
Will helped me put together the following list, in return I promised not to post more embarrassing photoshops of him. Enjoy.
LIT MAGS TO SUBMIT TO
Horse Less Review
Colorado Review (Nelligan Prize)
A Public Space
WILD MOUNTAIN LITERARY HOME
“Summer Town” – Blitzen Trapper (mp3)
“Wild Mtn. Jam” – Blitzen Trapper (mp3)
PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING
Will discusses the Paris Hilton phenomenon-ology.
When Will went to Asheville.
This Molly Lambert post takes it to another level.
For the love of Jennifer Beals.