On this podcast: Publishing is a predominately female staffed business. As that business becomes a digital-first platform, it is running into the world of tech, a historically male centric world. What happens from here and why women still don’t feel confident talking tech are just two of the questions that host Emily Schultz asks Ami Greko in this episode.
We’re happy to announce the first episode of our monthly podcast, Truth & Fiction. Hosted by author Emily Schultz, Truth & Fiction is an hour of open and honest shoptalk between Schultz and writers, journalists and publishers.
For our new video series of authors talking about their Joyland stories, Tobias Carroll discusses "An Old Songwriter's Trick."
For our new video series of authors talking about their Joyland stories, Anne Swan tells us about the origins of "Emote Control" and her fear of Garry Marshall films.
Welcome to the first installment of Joyland TV, featuring performances and short documentaries from our contributors and editors.
A monthly round-up of the goings-on of the editors and authors who bring you Joyland.
Word Brooklyn is a great bookstore that's launching its online ebook storefront. They've invited Joyland to put together a reading and talk this February 8 at 7PM. I'll be reading—maybe from The Consumed Guide, definitely from I, Tania—along with my co-publisher Emily Schultz and Joyland author Jim Hanas. We'll be giving away print copies of Joyland Retro to anyone who buys an ebook in-store. It's a fascinating meeting- halfway-point for anyone following the digital versus brick-and-mortar store discussion.
The news that Joyland had three stories included in the other distinguished stories list in Best American Short Stories 2011 came the day we were relaunching the site last week, so allow me to revisit the news while not chasing down glitches and dead links. First, congratulations to our editors Kara Levy and David McGimpsey and the authors.
We loved our site right out of the box three years ago. It made a complex editorial theory an easy thing to pull off in practice. But the last three years have been exciting ones for publishing on the open web and when it came time this summer to update we decided: What the hell? Let’s rebuild the whole damn thing. The site is now live with new features and a few more to come. Before it crashes, please check out the following…
made reposted a slide show of 75 books all men should read. The books are mostly fantastic and the headline phrasing didn’t much bug us. After all, Esquire is a men’s magazine and has always been marketed as such. The problem was that the list was all male writers, save for lone lady Flannery O’Connor. This really does imply that men don’t/can’t/shouldn’t read women and we were pretty sure that wasn’t the case among readers.