Literature, to the Death

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10/14/2008 1:15 PM |

In Opium Magazine’s Literary Death Match, a handful of readers present a lively work of short fiction and of the readers a winner is picked by a panel of judges including author, humorist and New Yorker editor Ben Greenman. You know, pretty much like Literary Upstart (though pitting journals and reading series against each other, rather than open-call submissions). Which, we presume, is why The L Magazine’s Literary Upstart: The Search for Pocket Fiction was asked to stand a reader at tonight’s Death Match.

So tonight at 7pm, at The Kitchen in the lower part of Chelsea, 2007 Upstart finalist Lincoln Michel (standing in at the last minute for our friend Tom Hopkins) will sally forth to read for the honor of the L and the merit of Literary Upstart. We are confident — after all, this is not our first ro-day-o.

You should come, too, to bring a bit of Upstart flavor — by which I guess I sorta just mean drunkenness — to this reading that is sort of like Upstart except that I don’t have to wear a suit and ask strangers to participate in New York City Literary Trivia, hooray.