July 18, 2012


photo, by Courtney Maum, ”just to prove (she) was not lying about having purchased a gold miniature magazine rack for Adam Novy’s book(s). Thank you. That is all.”

photo, by Courtney Maum, ”just to prove (she) was not lying about having purchased a gold miniature magazine rack for Adam Novy’s book(s). Thank you. That is all.”

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August 16, 2012


notes on writing

Both upcoming Hobart 14 contributor (and Buffalo Prize Winner!) Courtney Maum’s "How to Stay Sane While Querying Literary Agents" and Hobart 12 contributor (and soon to be reprinted in Best American Short Story!) Roxane Gay’s "How to Be a Contemporary Writer" are pretty great and worth your time and we maybe even encourage you to highlight and print out excerpts for yourself, though both did forget to mention this very important reminder:

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January 11, 2013


courtneymaum:

I have written a short (short!) story from the point of view of a single leg air dancer this week for Hobart magazine. On a side note: Rick is 50!

courtneymaum:

I have written a short (short!) story from the point of view of a single leg air dancer this week for Hobart magazine. On a side note: Rick is 50!

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February 7, 2013


Literary and Political Musings of Joseph Tomaras: Writers Taking Risks: A Review of Hobart No. 14

For me, it was one of the most enjoyable literary magazines I have read in years. I felt the same excitement that I did years ago when picking up the earliest issues of Tin House or McSweeney’s. Every story took risks. Not every story succeeded—or perhaps I should say, worked for me—but that is in the nature of writing that takes risks. Out of 13 pieces, there were three that I loved enough that I would urge anyone to buy a copy for the pleasure of reading these stories:

  1. Charles McLeod, “Steps for Home Tooth Extraction, Berkeley, 2006”
  2. Patrick Somerville, “The Legend of Troy Cartwright”
  3. Courtney Maum, “The Bashful Yeti Tree Sculpture, Guarder of the Pond”

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June 17, 2014


courtneymaum:

People!
People who read People!
My smushy-mouth is floating in it under the book pick of the week!

Damn, remember when Courtney was “just” a Buffalo Prize Winner in Hobart 14?!?

courtneymaum:

People!

People who read People!

My smushy-mouth is floating in it under the book pick of the week!

Damn, remember when Courtney was “just” a Buffalo Prize Winner in Hobart 14?!?

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