A couple of quick news items:
* Lydia Millet’s story collection Love in Infant Monkeys was one of two runners-up for this year’s Pulitzer Prize in fiction. Millet contributed excellent stories to both the first and second volumes of Significant Objects.
* Nick Rombes is typing up and mailing out chapters of Nightmare Trails at Knifepoint, his serialized novel-in-progress. He’s also auctioning off posters for Nightmare Trails, with proceeds going to support Detroit ProLiteracy. Rombes’ story for Significant Objects was selected from a number of stories submitted by members of the Significant Objects Fictionaut group.
Joshua Glenn is an editor, publisher, and a freelance writer and semiologist. He does business as KING MIXER, LLC.
He's cofounder of the websites HiLobrow
, Significant Objects
, and Semionaut
; and cofounder of HiLoBooks
, which will reissue six Radium Age sci fi novels in 2012. In 2011, he produced and co-designed the iPhone app KER-PUNCH
. He's coauthored and co-edited Taking Things Seriously
, The Idler's Glossary
, The Wage Slave's Glossary
, the story collection Significant Objects
(forthcoming from Fantagraphics), and Unbored, a kids' field guide to life forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
In the '00s, Glenn was an associate editor and columnist at the Boston Globe's IDEAS section
; he also started the IDEAS blog Brainiac
. He has written for Slate
, The Baffler
, and The Idler
In the '90s, Glenn published the seminal intellectual zine Hermenaut
; served as editorial director and co-producer of the pioneering DIY and online social networking website Tripod.com; and was an editor at the magazine Utne Reader
Glenn manages the Hermenautic Circle
, a secretive online community. He was born and raised in Boston, where he lives with his wife and sons. Click here for more info