The Ghost of Playboy’s Literary Past

By posted at 4:08 pm on October 8, 2017 1

“We editors told ourselves the naked women were merely carnival barkers: they got an audience into the tent, but we kept them with the content.” In the GuardianPlayboy‘s former fiction editor Amy Grace Loyd reveals what it was like to work at the magazine and how she commissioned work from writers like Donna Tartt, Margaret Atwood, and Junot Díaz. Read our review of Loyd’s debut novelThe Affairs of Others

The Millions' future depends on your support. Become a member today!

Share this article

More from the Millions

One Response to “The Ghost of Playboy’s Literary Past”

  1. Beamish13
    at 4:12 pm on October 8, 2017

    Playboy made immense contributions to Americans arts and letters. They were publishing authors as diverse as Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Ray Bradbury, T.C. Boyle, Haruki Murakami, and Joyce Carol Oates before the New Yorker or The Atlantic

Post a Response

Comments with unrelated links will be deleted. If you'd like to reach our readers, consider buying an advertisement instead.

Anonymous and pseudonymous comments that do not add to the conversation will be deleted at our discretion.

NEW COMMENTING RULE: Comments may be held for moderation and/or deleted. Whitelisted commenters will see their comments appear immediately. Don't be a jerk. We reserve the right to delete your comment or revoke commenting privileges for any reason we want.