Personal Tales in Publishing

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“I was being paid minimum wage by an important publisher to sit very still and, occasionally, walk across the floor.”

Writing on the subject of the publishing industry, especially if it is lyrical and done well, will never fail to interest me. Carla Blumenkranz’s short piece in n+1, “My Time in Publishing,” explores with sincerity, humor and sharp detail the excitement and awkwardness of a neophyte in a New York publishing firm in the dawn of Friendster. Definitely worth a gander.


Rozalia Jovanovic is a founding editor of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art. She is the Deputy Editor of Flavorpill and has received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony and Columbia University. Her writing has appeared or is forthcoming from Unsaid, The Believer, Everyday Genius, Guernica, elimae, and Esquire.com. She blogs at The Astonishing Egg and is The Rumpus New York Editor. More from this author →