We had the idea for Letters In The Mail on January 2, 2012, and announced it on January 3. Since then we’ve sent out letters from these writers in this order:
Stephen Elliott – Writer, filmmaker, web editor. 1/7/12
Margaret Cho – Comedian. 1/17/12
Marie Calloway – Writer, college student. 1/24/12
Dean Haspiel – Cartoonist. 2/3/12
Lorelei Lee – Writer, porn performer, lecturer. 2/10/12
Matthew Zapruder – Poet. 2/23/12
Nobody should have received Matthew Zapruder’s letter, but it’s in the mail, pre-sorted. When you send letters pre-sorted it takes a lot longer for them to arrive. Expect it late this week.
At the end of the week we’re going to send a letter from Matthew Specktor, Senior Fiction Editor at the LA Review of Books and author of American Dream Machine forthcoming from Tin House. Then, I think, Amy Bender. After that we have Rick Moody, Padma Viswanathan, Emily Gould, and Emily Rapp. In the next month or two we’re also expecting letters from Jonathan Ames, Dave Eggers, and Nick Flynn, aka “the dude troika.”
We’d like to get closer to a weekly schedule but it depends in part on the length of the letters. Lorelei’s letter, for example, was 15 pages, so it was more expensive to send.
Anyway, if you’re subscribing, we really hope you’re enjoying it.