Jim Hodges' special limited edition of Lynne Tillman’s Someday This Will Be Funny
In a post on its website, Dalkey Archive Press announced on Wednesday that it has “begun the process of succession” away from being a Champaign, Illinois-based house led by founding publisher John O'Brien to being a press based in London. The site also lists new job openings: The press is seeking an editor, publicist, assistant to the publisher, office manager, web editor, marketing manager, and fundraiser. Dalkey has long been an important press, but be careful to read the fine print before applying: For all these positions, “the pool of candidates... will be primarily derived from unpaid interns in the first phase of this process, although one or two people may be appointed with short-term paid contracts.” Additionally, employees must not “have any other commitments (personal or professional) that will interfere with their work at the Press (family obligations, writing, involvement with other organizations, degrees to be finished, holidays to be taken, weddings to attend in Rio, etc.)...”
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Indie press Red Lemonade has released a special limited edition of Lynne Tillman’s story collection Someday This Will Be Funny designed by artist Jim Hodges. The book (or books, as each copy includes a set of twenty-one books, with each one sheathed in plexiglass) can be seen here. Reviewing Someday for Bookforum, Michael Wood wrote: "Her works often have a relation to the visual arts, but not because of any obvious visual effects in them. They use words, rather, to construct a take on the world the way a painting or an installation might, and she herself speaks of "writing fiction as an analogue to art.'"
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