Articles by Christopher Linforth

May 8, 2017

Make Contributors’ Notes Great Again 2

The stream of journal titles became an indicator of stature, a look-see-here, I’m in the Kenyon Review! And you’re not. My own contributor’s note was just as guilty of journal-shaming.

January 27, 2017

Paper Laurels: On a More Diverse ‘Best American Short Stories’ 16

The New Yorker’s loosened grip on the Best American series offers the potential for up-and-coming writers and writers of color, and for less-commercially viable fiction, to be seriously considered for the anthology.

July 22, 2016

Audio Only: On the Rise of the Literary Podcast 16

A second wave of literary podcasts has emerged and allowed us to fuel our consumption of the medium. But only a handful of podcasts have transcended the limitations of the genre and broken through to find a wider audience.