HiLobrow fiction

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No new stories on Significant Objects, this week. On Friday, we published the 50th and final story in our third volume. Proceeds from SO v3 go to Girls Write Now; as you can see from the counter at top right, we’ve raised over $1,600.00 so far. Not too shabby! There are only four significant objects remaining in our eBay store. Bid now, or — we predict — you will bitterly regret your inaction for the remainder of your life.

Keep checking the site for updates, though! We have a lot going on behind the scenes.

Over at our sister site, HiLobrow, last week, we published the winning entry in our third microfiction contest. Rachel Ellis Adams won a snazzy HiLobrow t-shirt, and — although it’s not science fiction — her story will be recorded on May 7, as part of the fourth episode of “Parallel Universe: Pazzo,” our Radium-Age Science Fiction podcast. This week, at HiLobrow, we’ll publish the contest’s three runners-up. Today: Joseph Coen’s “The Assessment.”

Last week, HiLobrow also published the second installment of James Parker’s serialized novel, The Ballad of Cocky the Fox; and Peggy Nelson’s audio version of Matthew Battles’ Eyjafjallajökull-inspired story “Children of the Volcano.” Look out, Electric Literature!


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, n+1, Cabinet, io9, The Baffler, Feed, 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.

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