Rejection, Crime, and Gum


On the Shelf

  • The three types of stories one editor tends to reject.
  • Meet the Agency Review, devoted to books on advertising.
  • The short, strange story of Gatsby gumballs.
  • Oh, dear. An (allegedly) disgruntled author was taken into custody after (allegedly) attacking a San Francisco literary agent.
  • A school project we wish were real.
  • “It was George Orwell’s golden-eyed toad that made me a writer.” Simon Schama on literary inspiration.