Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday, Scott!

Yes, today is F. Scott Fitzgerald’s birthday, so break out the bathtub gin and raise a glass. In honor of one of my literary idols (have I ever mentioned how much I adore The Great Gatsby?), I’ll buy one lucky, random reader a subscription to a literary journal of their choice (within spitting distance of the $30 range).

Simply send me an email by Monday, September 27, 5 PM EST, that includes:
Your name
Your address
The literary journal you’d like to receive
Please use the subject header: SCOTT
My email address: lesliepietrzyk AT gmail DOT com

The fine print:
*I really do mean “literary journal”: don’t try to get a subscription to Cat Fancy from me—though I’m intrigued that the current issue is running an article promising you can “teach your cat to perform amazing stunts using treats and clicker training.” Amazing? Really?

*If your journal choice is way too expensive, I’m sorry, but I’ll have to let the random finger of fortune move elsewhere…we’re not made of money over here

*I’m in charge here, so all of my decisions are final (wouldn’t this standard wording solve a lot of contract disputes?)

Speaking of Fitzgerald, I recommend this article in The New Yorker about putting together Gatz, the 8-hour show in which actors read the entire text of The Great Gatsby.


DC-area author Leslie Pietrzyk explores the creative process and all things literary.