NABOKV-L post 0006085, Sun, 22 Jul 2001 19:31:21 -0700

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Fw: VN's on-line editors & "Torpid Smoke"
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From: "Phil Howerton" <phil@carolina.rr.com>
To: "Vladimir Nabokov Forum" <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
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> The "Torpid Smoke" submission reminds me that about ten or fifteen years
ago
> I ran across an article somewhere about a writer--he had been having
trouble
> getting his stuff published--who typed out a manuscript (and signed it) of
a
> novel that had won the national book award five years before for the best
> first novel and sent it to five or six of the leading book publishers in
the
> country. Every one of them rejected it. None recognized it.
>
> What's it all about, Alfie.
>
> Phil
>
> Philip F. Howerton, Jr.
> 2812 Sunset Drive
> Charlotte, NC 28209
>
> "To be proud, to be brave, to be free"
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "D. Barton Johnson" <chtodel@gte.net>
> To: <NABOKV-L@LISTSERV.UCSB.EDU>
> Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 4:00 PM
> Subject: VN's on-line editors & "Torpid Smoke"
>
>
> > EDITOR's NOTE. Paul Maliszewski had a very fine essay cum pictures on
the
> > jacket illustrations of Nabokov paperbacks in McSweeneys a year or so
> ago.
> >
> > "---------- Forwarded message ----------
> >
> > > Date: Fri, 20 Jul 2001 12:45:22 -0400 (EDT)
> > > From: Paul L. Maliszewski <plmalisz@mailbox.syr.edu>
> > >
> > >
> > > On www.mcsweeneys.net today there's a short humorous piece by Mike
> Sacks,
> > > a writer who recently submitted VN's story "Torpid Smoke" to the
> scrutiny
> > > of a team of on-line editors, people who critique writing for money.
> > >
> > > I thought you and the Nabokov-l readers might find the sad results of
> the
> > > experiment good for a chuckle.
> > >
> > >
> > > Paul
>