Thursday, February 7, 2008

What Was Left Over

ARCHIVES OF THE LUNA PARK BLOG

The updating of the Luna Park blog has been transferred (and, we feel, in a much better format) to the Luna Park website: www.lunaparkreview.com. We will no longer add to these pages here, but will maintain their contents where they are located for archival purposes. If you have any questions, please email our editors at lunaparkreview@gmail.com.

[At right is a page from the original Belgian literary magazine from which our name derives. Novelist and poet, Roberto Bolano mentions the issue that this page is taken from in his story "Vagabond in France and Belgium."]

Monday, January 14, 2008

Luna Park's Brooklyn Launch Event: Jan. 31, 2008

The premiere issue party is soon. Guest hosts: Mississippi Review and Juked.com. Special readings by: Angela Ball (AWP award winner), Tao Lin, Marie-Helene Bertino, and Claudia Smith. Music by Tin Pan Blues Band. Art by Steven Summer, Ken Weathersby, and TBA.

When: January 31st, 2008. Begins at 9:00pm.

Where: Noo Na (pictured at left), 565 Vanderbilt Ave (corner of Pacific St.), Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, NY. Just a 10-15 minute subway ride from Manhattan--specifically, from the AWP Hilton.

Getting there from AWP Hilton: Walk north on 6th Ave. to 57th. Turn left and walk to the 57th St & 7th Ave. Q stop. Head to Brooklyn. Exit Train at 7th Ave and leave terminal at right. Head down Park Place to Vanderbilt Ave. Turn left and walk 4 1/2 blocks...you’re there.

http://www.lunaparkreview.com/

Thursday, January 10, 2008

We're Coming...

PREMIERE ISSUE OF LUNA PARK: JANUARY 31ST, 2008

Some (possibly) final notes before the first issue release:
  • Luna Park blog's upcoming review of Hobart will be moved to our first issue, as we recently received a review copy of their latest issue...along with a special gift. All we will say for the moment is the entire package from Hobart was so good we were compelled to give it more attention;
  • As our first issue launch will coincide with the AWP conference, we are publishing a special essay by Thomas Washington, looking at the conference through a writer's quizzical (and often baffled) eyes;
  • We have pushed our submission deadline for the first issue back to January 15th, giving reviewers a little more time to pore over their favorite (or most reviled) literary magazines;
  • And, for literary magazine editors, we are still accepting lit mag ads and excerpts of current issues. Please send these to lunaparkreview@gmail.com;
  • Finally: we are now accepting submissions of reviews, interviews, essays, and excerpts for our second issue. Submissions are due April 10th to lunaparkreview@gmail.com.
Oh--and this has nothing to do with our upcoming issue, but it is one of the coolest things we have seen in a while: a Kelly Link story/art video on Ninth Letter