Join us to celebrate Cloud City's first chapbook, Filmpocalypse by Marcott, a reading and launch party will be held at Common Good Books brand new location at 38 Snelling Ave, Saint Paul. The event will begin at 6:30.
St. John and Marcott founded Cloud City with the mutual interest in innovative writing styles, in terms of both form and content. "We want to publish work that wouldn't be publishable elsewhere because it's too subversive, or it takes too many risks," says Marcott.
Cloud City will publish on a monthly basis prose pieces from 60-80 pages long, and poetry from 40-60 pages -- the length of a typical college creative writing major's Senior Project.
"Every student who takes an intensive creative writing class in college ends up producing one of these 60-80 page pieces," says St. John. "They've worked harder than they have in their lives on these things, but what can they do with them? They're too long for a literary magazine, and too short for a book."
And that's why Cloud City exists.
Oliver St. John and Luke Marcott are both Senior creative writing majors at Macalester. St. John has published variously fiction and news articles in USA Today, DASH Literary magazine, Minnpost.com, Marco Polo Arts Mag, and the Twin Cities Daily Planet.
Filmpocalypse will be Marcott's first publication.
Staff editors include Angus McLinn, Nick Arciero, and Jeremiah Ellison. Macalester faculty advisors include Wang Ping, James Cihlar, and Peter Bognanni.