Vice‘s annual fiction issue hit newsstands this week. The theme of this year’s issue is Hollywood and all of the stories have something to do with movies.
The issue includes contributions from: David Mamet, Michel Gondry, Louis Mellis, Alec Sokolow, John Romano, Merrill Markoe, Kevin McEnroe, Emily McLaughlin and Benjamin Nugent. James Franco even wrote a story about Lindsey Lohan.
Vice explained their approach to attracting so much talent on their site: “We shared an intuition that a lot of the most interesting writing being done today is being done for movies and TV. Maybe it would be more accurate to say that we watch a lot of movies. So we made a long list of our favorite movies and looked up the writers who worked on them, and we harassed them and their agents and their publicists for months. We started with a really long pitch letter, but we learned that in LA it’s proper etiquette to write three-word-long emails. We tried to romance them by inviting them to dinner at the Chateau Marmont.”