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The Paris Review App Launches Next Week

Literary magazine The Paris Review is launching an app next week. The app, which will be available for iOS devices, is designed to recreate the print experience digitally, but not get caught up in extras.

Lorin Stein, editor-in-chief of The Paris Review, explained the strategy to AppNewser: “We don’t want to make a new magazine. We just want to make the magazine more widely available and have an easy way of showcasing old stuff.”

The app will include new issues, back issues, and anthologies. The magazine will be launching an anthology of fiction prize winners and a collection of its advice columns as an anthology. A subscription will go for $30 a year, but you can also purchase content a la carte. There will also be lots of free content. One of the benefits of launching the app is that it makes it easier for readers in Europe to have access to the magazine, where distribution has proven difficult over the years.

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Ernest Hemingway Photo Wins Paris Review Photoshop Contest

Jack Around has won the beach towel Photoshop contest at The Paris Review. The image embedded on the side showcases “Ernest Hemingway,” the winning photograph.

The winner edited six photos for the contest. The pictures feature highly prolific writers such as George Orwell, Sir Salman Rushdie and Vladimir Nabokov.

Here’s more from the announcement: “The entries were truly staggering in their creativity and execution … Like I said, this wasn’t easy—but we were not going to argue with a man pointing a gun at us.”

The Paris Review Hosts Beach Towel Contest

Need a good beach towel? In a new Photoshop contest, you can win one from The Paris Review.

To enter the contest, use Photoshop or other image editing software to show your favorite writer with The Paris Review‘s new beach towel. Contributing editor Sadie Stein shared the image embedded above, showing Peter Orlovsky, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs using the towel.

Follow this link to grab a copy of the beach towel image. Here are more details about the contest: “To enter, join our Flickr group and submit your image to the pool. We’ll share the winning image, along with a couple of our favorites on The Daily by the end of this month.”

Paris Review Hosts Couplet Contest

The Paris Review will be giving away two tickets to Tom Stoppard‘s Broadway play “Arcadia.” To win, write a poetic couplet in response to the question, “Does Carnal Embrace Addle the Brain?”

Here are more details about the contest: “Keep your lines to a couplet, but in true Stoppardian fashion, let your imagination run wild: anything from the impending Kardashian nuptials to Kate Wood’s philosophy to the (alleged) crimes of DSK is fair game. Share yours in comments below.”

So far, more than 70 couplets  have been submitted. A winner will be picked today, so write quickly!

Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn Joins The Paris Review

Deirdre Foley-Mendelssohn will join The Paris Review as senior editor.

According to a post at The Paris Review, current web editor Thessaly La Force is leaving for the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.

Currently, Foley-Mendelssohn serves as an assistant editor at The New Yorker. She has worked with several celebrated authors including Pulitzer Prize-winner Jennifer Egan, National Book Award-winner Jonathan Franzen, and novelist Zadie Smith. (Photo Credit: Maria Lokke)

Would You Run Away with J.D. Salinger?

33-year-old J.D. Salinger tried to run away with a married woman at a Harper’s Magazine party in 1952, one writer explained in a new essay. According to a Paris Review essay by Blair Fuller, Salinger privately proposed to her sister, Jill Fox, asking her to leave everything behind and start a new life in New Hampshire.

Fox refused, but confessed after the party: “I was smitten with Jerry [Salinger] that evening, but I wondered what he and I would be saying to one another around Hartford.” Hartford is the halfway point between Cornish and New York City.

Jill’s husband Joe Fox would become a Random House editor, working with authors like Truman Capote and Philip Roth. If given the chance, what author would you run away with?

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