As Open Loop Press celebrates the publication of its ninth edition, an in-depth interview with poet Karla Kelsey, we are looking toward the future.
We’ve come a long way from our launch in September — Jamie O’Neill has discussed his novel-in-progress, a sequel to At Swim, Two Boys, Dedra Johnson has told us about the importance of character, and we’ve asked Ryan Murphy what makes a successful poem. Now we’re on the brink of a change. Over the next few months we’ll supplement our in-depth interviews with shorter posts, video finds, and archival material, creating a new kind of writer’s notebook — a curated web space where developed thoughts live alongside captured fragments, literary musings, and inspiring anecdotes.
“See enough and write it down,” Joan Didion says of her notebook, so “on that bankrupt morning” when the writing doesn’t come “I will simply open my notebook and there it will all be, a forgotten account with accumulated interest, paid passage back to the world out there.” This is what we hope for Open Loop Press; to create an online magazine which writers read for inspiration, for resources, for community and support.
To this end, we’re building a list of friends who would like to keep up with us by email. Every month we’ll publish a newsletter that features exclusive excerpts from our interviews with exciting rising writers, special email-only content, publication opportunities, and giveaways.
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Many thanks for your support during the first steps of this journey. Here’s to the discoveries that lie beyond the next bend in the road.
Carlin M. Wragg
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