The Best of LCRW ToC

Wed 20 Jun 2007 - Filed under: Not a Journal., | Leave a Comment | Posted by: Gavin

At last. Seen in the wild this week for the first time as an ARC (will post pictures of its exciting little self if we see it again) this enchanting little tomb, er, tome will be released to the world in late August. Just after the doldrums to be inexact.

In the meantime, here’s what there’s to be had: some of the best parts of the first 10 years of surprising stories, poetry worth reading, odd bits, and maybe more. Below is the Table of Contents with links to some of the contributor’s pages. Look at all those peeps with livejournals (not a single deadjournal among them) and so on. It’s like the blogospasm has them in its grasp. Not that we would know anything about that. Cough.

So: The Best of LCRW (with the unofficial subtitle: So Far), bought by the fantastic Mr. Jim Minz at Del Rey and carried on in the best possible way (i.e. not Up the Khyber) by Mr. Fleetwood Robbins and Mr. Christopher Schleup. There are also perhaps other people at Del Rey, like D. Moench, who are working on this. All of them deserve a beer. On us, next time we see you, ok? I thought so!

The Best of Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet CoverCover by Jacob McMurray
Preface by Chunterers Max and Mini
Dan Chaon
, Introduction (yes, that is a myspace link: friend him!)
Kelly Link, Travels with the Snow Queen, LCRW 1 (Japanese illo)
Scotch, An Essay Into A Drink, LCRW 2
David Findlay, Unrecognizable, LCRW 3
Ian McDowell,
mehitobel was queen of the night, LCRW 4
Nalo Hopkinson, Tan Tan and Dry Bone, LCRW 4
Margaret Muirhead — An Open Letter, LCRW 4
Margaret Muirhead, I am glad, LCRW 4
Margaret Muirhead, Lady Shonagon’s Hateful Things, LCRW 5
Karen Joy Fowler
, Heartland, LCRW 6
What a Difference A Night Makes, LCRW 7
Ray Vukcevich, Pretending, LCRW 8
Shh! I can’t hear the music! (LCRW 8)
William Smith — The Film Column
Amy Beth Forbes, A is for Apple, LCRW 9
Shh! I said I was listening to some music! (LCRW 9)
Mark Rudolph, My Father’s Ghost, LCRW 9
A list of chickens (From The Fairest Fowl, Portraits of Champion Chickens) (LCRW 9)
Jeffrey Ford, What’s Sure to Come LCRW 10
Roadtripping, zinemaking, cooking, cleaning, reading, and eating music (LCRW 10)
Geoffrey Goodwin — Stoddy Awchaw, LCRW 10 (Listen)
A selection of teas the LCRW kitchen has acquired or been given over the years (LCRW 10)
Theodora Goss, Rapid Advance of Sorrow LCRW 11
Nan Fry, The Wolf’s Story, LCRW 11
Sarah Monette — Three Letters from the Queen of Elfland, LCRW 11 (prize winner!)
David Moles
— Tacoma-Fuji, LCRW 11
David Erik Nelson — Bay, LCRW 12
Richard Butner — How to Make a Martini, LCRW 12
All About the T: Swept (not sweeped) away by the love of irregular verbs (LCRW 12)
Jan Lars Jensen — Happier Days, LCRW 12
Philip Raines and Harvey Welles — The Fishie, LCRW 12 (that’s a fun link)
The Switch. Hope in the form of planted tomatoes (LCRW 12)
Gwenda Bond — Dear Aunt Gwenda
William Smith — The Film Column
David J. Schwartz — The Ichthymancer Writes His Friend with an Account of the Yeti’s Birthday Party, LCRW 13
A By-No-Means-Complete Joan Aiken Checklist (LCRW 13)
Veronica Schanoes — Serpents, LCRW 13
Homeland Security, LCRW 13
David Blair — Vincent Price; For George Romero, LCRW 13 (First book coming in September!)
Douglas Lain — Music Lessons, LCRW 14
James Sallis — Two Stories, LCRW 14
Karen Russell — Help Wanted, LCRW 15
Sarah Micklem
— “Eft” or “Epic”, LCRW 15
John Kessel — The Red Phone, LCRW 16
Lawrence Schimel & Sara Rojo, The Well-Dressed Wolf, COMIC
Deborah Roggie — The Mushroom Duchess
Seana Graham — The Pirate’s True Love, LCRW 17
You Could Do This Too, LCRW 17
Sunshine Ison
— Two Poems LCRW 18
[Name Withheld] Article Withdrawn
Becca De La Rosa — This Is The Train The Queen Rides On LCRW 18
A selected list of Automobile City/Hwy Mileages (LCRW 18)
Gwenda Bond — Dear Aunt Gwenda
John Brown — Bright Waters
K.E. Duffin, Two Poems LCRW 19
D.M. Gordon, Sliding LCRW 19
Cara Spindler & David Erik Nelson, You Were Neither . . . LCRW 19


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