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James Marcus Named Deputy Editor at Harper’s Magazine

Columbia Journalism Review editor-at-large James Marcus will join Harper’s Magazine as deputy editor next month.  He will report to Harper’s editor Ellen Rosenbush.

Marcus (pictured) has edited at CJR since 2007, editing  the journal’s Ideas + Reviews section. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, The New York Review of Books, and Salon.

He started blogging again earlier this month with this post at House of Mirth: “Just as there is no reason to start blogging, there is no reason to stop. So I’ll get rolling again with two savory snippets. First, an observation: there are moments when the writing life seems like a parade of small degradations. Can any other profession take such a toll on the ego?” (Via MAOrthofer)

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Harper’s Magazine Loses Two Editors

harpersmay.pngAfter a spate of departures earlier this year, two more editors from Harper’s magazine have decided to leave.

Yesterday the NY Times confirmed that senior editors Bill Wasik and Luke Mitchell will leave the literary magazine.

Here’s more from the post: “[The] departures leave just a single senior editor, Donovan Hohn. While the Harper’s staff was never huge, it appears to be down to a handful of people: acting editor Ellen Rosenbush, literary editor Ben Metcalf, and Rafil Kroll-Zaidi, who was promoted from an assistant editor to managing editor in April.”

In March, we noted that associate editor Paul Ford and senior editor Jennifer Szalai had both departed.

“Love: A Rebuke” Reading Addresses Editorial Changes at Harper’s Magazine

harperscover23.jpgIn front of a packed crowd last night (despite a NYC blizzard) Harper’s magazine’s associate editor Paul Ford hosted a reading with some major literary talent. If you missed it (like this GalleyCat editor), follow these links for video of Heidi Julavits, Sam Lipsyte, and Colson Whitehead at the reading.

Before the reading, Ford directly addressed a NY Times article about the editorial situation at one of America’s most well known literary outlets. Around the 3:45 mark in this video, Ford explained: “It’s an eventful time in the publishing industry in general. It’s a hard time. There are magazines going out of business, newsstand sales are down. Advertisers are putting their energies elsewhere. And it’s no less eventful at Harper’s magazine, especially in recent days. Just in the last few weeks, as many of you know and was reported in the NY Times–a large package of dumplings was left in the fridge at Harper’s magazine and they went very bad,” he quipped.

His speech continued: “A couple other things have happened. For instance, our copy department raised strenuous objection to the usage of the word ‘usage.’ This is true. And also, they had a fight with a very prominent writer about the use of the word ‘caltrops; which, I didn’t know, are a kind of ancient landmine, basically. So we’re all waiting to see how that gets resolved. And we published a big piece about suicides at Guantanamo Bay.”

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