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Winter 2002Volume III Special Issue I


portal to our archives

from the editors

News & Notes

who we are & how to submit


Founding Editors

Thom Didato
David McLendon




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Image & Photo Credits

for Winter 2002 Issue

Book Cover Images:

Pastoralia Riverhead Books

CivilWarLand in Bad Decline Riverhead Books

The Very Persistent Gappers of Frip Villard Books -- Illustrated by Lane Smith

Motorman Alfred P. Knoph

Cursed from Birth Grove-Atlantic Press

Photo Credits:

Home Page Photo Waka Productions

Photo of Mr. Saunders Thomas Mason

Photo of Mr. Bleckner Ross Bleckner

Image of Arthur Rimbaud


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Brooklyn, New York 11217

Direct all editorial correspondence to:


the failbetter foundation

Thom Didato and David McLendon


editorial consultants
Meghan Cleary, Caitlin Johnson, Heather McElhatton, Speed Weed


reading staff
Anya Dobrinskaya, Will Elling, Miata Mengeta, Stephan Zollenheim


design and layout

Thom Didato


original web design
Andrew Day


web consultants called in for the occasional crisis

J-Bone Kasberger, "Rocko" Podrazik and Seis Diez


art/image consultants

Waka Productions


current host
QuickByte PC Solutions


advisory board of awe-inspiring dead writers
Samuel Beckett, Raymond Carver, Mikhail Bulgakov, William Faulkner, James Joyce, Wallace Stevens

failbetter's fine fiction family
Greg Ames, Matthew Cheney, Peter Christopher, Martha Cooley, Amanda Davis, Catherine Fisher, Myla Goldberg, David Hollander, Heidi Julavits, Sam Lipsyte, Peter Markus, Dawn Raffel, Pamela Ryder, Lisa Shea, Jane Unrue, Carlos Yu, Jim Zervanos


failbetter family 'O poets
John Cotter, Dick Davis, Cooper Esteban, Shafer Hall, Terrance Hayes, Amy Holman, Melissa McCreedy, M Sarki, Jack Shuler, Doug Tanoury, Lee Upton, Jonah Winter, Mary Whittemore


failbetter's formative "artists!" 
Sixten C. Abbot, Jame Anderson, David Hamill, John Lloyd, Douglas Malone, Durlabh Singh


in gratitude for the interviews
Donald Antrim, Michael Chabon, Heidi Julavits, Ben Marcus, Richard Russo

founding editors and friends
Thom Didato and David McLendon


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