5 Author Updates (8)

This is the eighth in an occasional series of updates about our nearly 200 Significant Objects authors. We’re publishing these while we work on various Significant Objects-related projects about which you’ll hear more soon. In the meantime, read SO v1 … Continue reading

And then there were three…

We’re down to the last three objects/stories in our third volume. As of a few moments ago, we’ve raised $1,618.32 for Girls Write Now. Maybe we can make it to $1,700.00 — we’ll need your help! Bid now.

HiLobrow fiction

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, … Continue reading

Significant Objects Meme (10)

Here’s an everyday, apparently unexceptional object with a meaningful story; this advertisement was found in the current issue of Real Simple. Speaking of memes, the curators of Significant Objects are both at ROFLCon today.

Bonus Prize

If you enjoy Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s story about the Greek Ashtray-Plate as much as we do, then you’ll be excited to hear that she has offered to mail a copy of her novel Perfecting to the winning bidder! Perfecting is set … Continue reading

Significant Objects Meme (9)

In today’s New York Times Sunday Book Review, the psychiatrist Peter D. Kramer reviews Stuff: Compulsive Hoarding and the Meaning of Things (Houghton Mifflin), by Randy O. Frost and Gail Steketee. His conclusion: To those who need to understand hoarders, … Continue reading