There were enough folks at the Bound By Chance event today at the Ace Hotel that Jenn now has a bruise on the base of her palm from all the stapling. Attendees rolled the dice, collected their stories, and walked away with a one-of-a-kind zine.*
Huge amounts of praise and thanks are owed to the amazing authors who donated their creative powers to this crazy endeavor. Thank you from our literature-loving hearts to: Bill Cheng, Myke Cole, Nick Douglas, Chad Felix, Rachel Fershleiser, Roxane Gay, Chelsea Hodson, Kat Howard, Edan Lepucki, Thomas Page McBee, Sarah McCarry, Dolan Morgan, Travis J Nichols, Raj Parameswaran, Danniel Schoonebeek, and Emma Straub.
*If you missed it, you’ve got ONE MORE CHANCE. We’ve got a special few set aside for the first 7 attendees at our Brooklyn store’s 7th anniversary reading this Friday, 3/14!
i really did get a bruise on my palm. it’s possible i took my stapling duties too seriously (see also: the story of my life). but if you don’t have bruises to show for it, how do you know you had fun? (OTHER motto of my life) and this was pretty goddamn fun. this is the first thing i’ve ever really curated, and don’t ask me to pick any favorite stories because the fact that they exist at all, that stuff got written for this crazy-ass idea, still has my mind so boggled that i’m going to have to reread them all at least a dozen more times before i can talk intelligently about anything.
also. i may have finally found a job in publishing that appeals to me. if you have a super-weird idea for a collection or anthology, apparently I AM YOUR GIRL.
Congrats guys! Next year: electronic stapler!
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