About Significant Objects

"Significant Objects combines one of the oldest of all media — the near-improvised short story — with the reinvigorated writer-reader relationship afforded by Web 2.0." — The Independent's Couch Surfer. Follow us on Twitter; join us on Facebook.

Donation to Girls Write Now

We’ve sent out another check today. Earlier, Significant Objects chose Girls Write Now to receive all proceeds from one of our “volumes” of stories and auctions. We were thrilled to donate over $1,700 to this worthy organization. But today’s check … Continue reading

Sneak Peek

Last week, Fantagraphics sent us advance copies of Significant Objects, the book. That is to say, the gorgeous book that is bursting at the seams with 100 stories that first appeared on this website! Plus our (semi-)scholarly analysis of the … Continue reading

Significant Hiatus

Readers, as we mentioned in passing recently, this site is going to be quiet for a while, as the Significant Objects team holes up in its secret laboratory facilities to make the final tweaks and arrangements leading up to the … Continue reading

Significant Tweets for Week Ending 2010-12-05

Houston high school library throws out books, makes way for coffee and couches. http://tumblr.com/xr4yw2fbc # Rosemary Williams documents everything she owns, in "Belongings." http://tumblr.com/xr4yw2dkd # "Tongue" bookmark: http://tumblr.com/xr4yvjvdq # Claim: "Amazon's amateur book-reviewing becomes vicious free-for-all." http://tumblr.com/xr4yv6do2 # A book … Continue reading

Author Updates

IN THIS UPDATE: Ben Greenman, Ben Katchor, J. Robert Lennon, Matthew Sharpe. 1) Ben Greenman published a new collection, Celebrity Chekhov (Harper Perennial), which takes the short fiction of Anton Chekhov, removes the characters, and inserts contemporary celebrities. It has … Continue reading

Author Updates

IN THIS UPDATE: Jason Grote, Terese Svoboda, Teddy Blanks. 1) Jason Grote will be presenting a lecture based on his Hilobrow series of Silver Age comic book double-entendres at Adult Ed in Union Hall in Brooklyn on December 7. View … Continue reading