As we prepare a couple big new features, and simultaneously wade through increasing numbers of submissions to the New Pop Lit “In” box, it might be time to again give readers information on ourselves and what we’re about.
Our roots are in the DIY print-zine movement. We believe in art that’s organic, from the ground, the people, up, not imposed by inflexible institutions from on high. We support the democratization of literature. We are not status quo. We’re a new forum of literary opinion.
We believe in the importance of art. That fulfillment can be found through art.
We believe in literature and we believe in the uniqueness of American literature.
At present New Pop Lit is run by a long-time promoter of underground “zine” writing gone legitimate, combined with a Detroit-area writer, Chicago-trained, who’s been involved in the worlds of design and fashion. We combine style, sense, and attitude.
Currently we’re looking for parodists willing to do short takeoffs on famous American writers, for a feature due to run this March. Already taken: Norman Mailer; Emily Dickinson; Jack Kerouac. We have a half-assed version of Hemingway. Every version of Hemingway is a half-assed version 🙂
For more information email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our review of Alex Bernstein’s Plrknib at our News blog.
A new short story from an exciting writer runs this Friday. Don’t miss it!
(Image: “The Painter on the Road to Tarascon” by Vincent van Gogh.)