Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Are Enewsletters a New Literary Genre?

Molly Fischer, writing for The Cut, asks us to consider just that in The Sound of My Inbox.

a few highlights:

A newsletter reshapes a writer’s relationship to their readers. The first-person informality that has been present since the earliest days of web writing achieves its business apotheosis in the newsletter: from personal essay to personal brand.


Substack, crucially, made it easy to charge subscribers, then attracted further scrutiny by offering a handful of established writers six-figure advances. In late June, Facebook entered the fray with a newsletter service called Bulletin. Consumers of digital media now find themselves in a newsletter deluge.

Check out the full article here.

Illustrate, Translate, and Write On,

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