Thursday, December 29, 2011

Michael Schulze "Cover Letter for The Cabin" ~ Xenith

Michael Schulze's story "Cover Letter for The Cabin" appears in Xenith and presents the worst possible cover letter an author could ever append to his novel submission.

The cover letter tells a strange--in a good way--absurd tale in which the narrative tone of voice feels real and honest enough to allow readers to slip into the fictive dream. Quirky, funny paragraphs abound, such as one that concerns rewriting in which the author tells the editors that there are exactly one hundred words.

At times, it's possible to get lost in passages concerning the current action, only to be reminded that, in fact, this is a cover letter for an obviously awful novel.

I've never read anything like it; check it out.


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