There has been a shakeup recently at literary magazine The Oxford American. Editor and founder Marc Smirnoff and managing editor Carol Ann Fitzgerald were fired on July 15. They have since compiled a website detailing events leading up to and after their firing. The story is part passionate defense, part manifesto, part elegy, with some oversharing and intense honesty thrown in for good measure. It’s hard to know what to make of the story but it is a shame to see such turmoil at a longstanding, interesting literary magazine.
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