18 Writers Who Actually Almost Finished Reading Moby Dick
A Perfectly Sensible Whale-Themed Listicle
To celebrate our first-ever Whale Day, we decided to run our first-ever listicle and could think of no one better to do the job than Queen Mob herself. Without further ado, we present: 18 writers who almost finished Moby-Dick.
1. That moment when The Paris Review emails you back 2. … with a rejection 3. When Literary Hub readers meet! 4. Brooklyn novelist cools off in the East River after writing three sentences in one manic morning 5. This poet’s ratio of tweets to published poems stands at 4,589:1 6. Shelley lives! 7. Typical Berfrois editorial meeting 8. There’s been a call for submissions from an obscure, little-read journal… quick, to the laptop! 9. Peeps reminiscing about when Alt Lit was new 10. Captain Ahab has the best Instagram account 11. This writer doesn't even need coffee 12. It’s their first day at AWP16 13. All these poets were rejected from a Japanese journal… 14. How to impress Ron Silliman 15. Still grasping for that MFA 16. Burroughs was never affected by the drugs… 17. The only way to arrive at a reading 18. The only way to leave a reading