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Everything wrong with publishing: sourced from a text exchange

Saturday 10/16/21

C: Did you see that Emma Cline wiki page


J: Nothing there


C: What?


J: She hasn't done much


C: It's all there, though. That's the skeleton key to opening everything. It's the only way it's done. Do you see the path?


C: Female


C: Rich


J: Yes


C: Ivy


J: Of course


C: Grad MFA


C: Gifts given


J: I noticed it right away


C: Prizes


J: Fraud


C: Granta


C: Paris Review


C: New Yorker


C: "This is the way"


C: The only way


C: No variations ever now save for race grift


C: That's why she's in. It's not the writing, which is middle school level. That's why I got that New Yorker letter. I also think Remnick may have given them instructions. But either way, there are no Charlie Smiths age 45 in the New Yorker


J: You'll get in there


C: She's in there three times a year now


J: I know you will


C: Also


C: She's unstable


C: And a plagiarist


C: Did you read that shit?


J: Yes


J: Horrible shit