Bring on the sophomore efforts

Swink (edited by Leelila Strogov) and n+1 (brainchild of Keith Gessen & Co.) have my vote for best new literary-interest publications of the year. You couldn’t go wrong with a subscription to either.

n+1n+1, which bills itself as a new Partisan Review, is the subject of a profile by Wesley Yang in this week’s Observer (and, I should note, has incurred the wrath of the illustrious Elizabeth “Baby, to call you a Neanderthal is $100 extra!” Merrick for failing to feature enough female contributors).

SwinkAs for Swink, Leelila Strogov reports in email that the second issue should be out very early next year. To sample the contents of the last issue, read excerpts from Daniel Alarcon’s Florida and Lisa Glatt’s Cream online.


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