During my conversation with Saeed Jones for this issue, we were talking about how literary magazines are born. He’s about to launch one that’s got the money and power of a large media company behind it and that is, at the very least, a sign of the health of digital literary publishing. We were talking about how collaborative art projects like this spring out of real relationships. They come of sitting in your kitchen and yelling with your friends.
“That’s what I love about the literary magazine,” he said. “If there is any kind of cultural object that most consistently has appeared over the course of human history as a result of people having drinks, it’s the literary magazine.”
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