MY ORIGINAL CONCEPTION of the Underground Literary Alliance had four legs.
2.) Gathering in One City.
3.) Lit Stars i.e., the “Zeen Elvis.”
4.) Zeen Shops.
#1 was all we carried out. We never developed a single young star—yet this is a necessity if every part of the campaign is to work together. For instance, in the zeen store, I’d need to sell posters of said star or stars, which will in turn hype the zeens/books. The person will have to be striking enough for this to work. I also couldn’t fully access my promotional abilities without a good focus. The main candidate bailed extremely early. It’s amazing we got as much attention as we did, given the fact we had no one except supporting characters to promote. We could’ve easily doubled the noise.
Where are the ambitious young writers?
THE POSITIVE MESSAGE OF NEW AMERICAN ART AND LITERATURE
Monday, January 24, 2011
Posted by Karl Wenclas at 10:30 AM