Best of the Web 2008

A print anthology of web literature: makes me wonder how threatened print culture really is by the growing online publishing movement (it still is).  It looks like a good way to survey some new online journals and see some great work (I hope – it’s still in the mail).  It’s hard to find a lot of journals, especially as the go up and shut down so frequently.

I’d be happy to see a web version of this kind of thing online for free.  Maybe I’ll do something like that myself over the next year.  Labor of love.

[Update 2009: The book was a major disappointment to me. It would have you believe the same kind of writing you find in the Best American Poetry and Best American Fiction is the best of what you’ll get online. Terribly out of step with innovative writing on the internet, but this may mostly reflect a problem with online journals more than the editors of this book.]

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