October 4, 2012
Barrelhouse editor Dave Housley wrote a “Commercial Fiction” piece for Hobart’s website about the “trippy magical realism” in Coors Light advertisements. You know what that means, right? People all over the world! Join hands. Start a love train. (Love train.)
There was a pretty great “Cialis” one the week before, too! (And, pssst, maybe a “Wrangler” one coming in the near future??)
#Dave Housley #commercial fiction #Coors Light #Barrelhouse
January 2, 2013
Lit Journals for Your New Year’s Resolution « Treehouse
The Next Generation of Lit Mags:
Barrelhouse and Hobart: These are two different journals with different values and aesthetics, but, as they started around the same time and have both done a lot to remove the highbrow and the stuffy from new literature, I’m grouping them together. If you like reading elegant prose about first generation role-playing games, the Jersey Shore, or the Three Stooges Museum, these are two journals you’re going to enjoy. Barrelhouse and Hobart publish surprising, often funny pieces of writing that people tend to mislabel “quirky” or “weird” but that we here at Treehouse prefer to call “pleasingly unusual.” The mainstream is finally starting to recognize the awesomeness of these two mags, as the latest Best American Short Stories featured two stories from Hobart (which is to say, 10% of the “best” stories of 2012 were from a single issue of Hobart).
February 7, 2013
Elizabeth McCracken gets involved, to push the Hobart/Barrelhouse feud up a notch…
#Hobart #Barrelhouse #Elizabeth McCracken #beef
March 7, 2013
somebody (Barrelhouse) think they funny.
(of course, whoever got this at the Barrelhouse table had probably just stopped there to ask them where to find the Hobart table anyway…)
#AWP #bookfair #Barrelhouse