Synopses & Reviews
With a bold, risk-taking spirit and an uncanny knack for finding vibrant, original voices, Open City features todays best new fiction, poetry, and essays from emerging and established talents. Past issues have featured Mary Gaitskill, David Foster Wallace, Rick Moody, Denis Johnson, Irvine Welsh, and David Berman. Known for launching the careers of a dynamic range of new writers, the magazine presents a fascinating portrait of a literary generation in the making: Sam Lipsyte, Lara Vapnyar, Martha McPhee, and Rachel Sherman all began their careers with publications in Open City. By hosting many readings and events in New York City and nationwide, Open City is true to its namean open and growing community of writers and readers. Contributions to Open City frequently appear in The Best American Short Stories, The Best American Poetry, The Best Creative Nonfiction, and Best Nonrequired Reading. Open City #29 includes new fiction from Sam Lipsyte, Christopher Sorrentino, Thorpe Moeckel, and Michael McGrath, as well as poetry by James Schuyler and Derek Walcott.