WHAT IS EXCERPT?
EXCERPT is a new lit art magazine featuring fiction, film, music, theater/comedy excerpts from emerging artists. In the literary world, there are countless literary magazines (online and off) for short stories but very few for that are focused solely on the novel excerpt. In the film world, directors submit their films to festivals where a limited audience sees the masterpieces that they've worked on for several years. In the music world, hundreds of artists put out albums haggling with music bloggers to post a song or two so they can pick up traction.
We aim to elevate emerging artists, promoting their work as excerpts of longer pieces, whether that be a novel in progress, an album soon to be released, an upcoming theater/comedy show, or an indie film looking for a broader audience.
All this is just to say we hope to publish some amazing artists so their work can break through the noise, gather a bigger following, and build community. While we will feature all kinds of excerpts online, our quarterly print magazine is focused solely on novel excerpts. No poetry or non-fiction, please. We love you but this isn't the venue.
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DW is a fiction writer, humorist, and screenwriter living in Brooklyn, NY. His work has been supported by the Bread Loaf Writers Conference and Tin House Writers Workshop. His stories have appeared (or are forthcoming) in The Fourth River, Stanchion, Jabberwock Review, Quagmire Literary Magazine, Vestal Review, Oyster River Pages, Fictive Dream, and The Offbeat among others.
Based in Brooklyn and the Hudson Valley, Cam’s writing can be found in American Short Fiction, Electric Literature, Gettysburg Review, and Narrative. He teaches at New York University and his work has been supported by fellowships from institutions such as Brown University, the Fulbright Program, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York Public Library, and others.
Jenny is a freelance writer and editor from the Midwest and has operated Two Moons Editorial and Writing since 2011. She attended the University of Denver Publishing Institute and is currently finishing her MFA at Queens University of Charlotte. She serves on the editorial staff for QU Literary Magazine and is a contributing writer for the Southern Review of Books.
Theater & Comedy Editor
Born in Cleveland, Dennison is a comedian, screenwriter, and short-form essayist who recently moved to New York City to focus on comedy full-time. He regularly performs stand-up at comedy venues throughout the city (e.g. Carolines, Broadway Comedy Club, Eastville among others), tours throughout the Midwest, and co-produces shows with Preferred Comedy. He is an avid Muay Thai practitioner in his spare time.
James works as a film & video editor in New York City. Since earning his BFA in Film & Production from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, James has edited numerous award-winning films. His narrative film credits include Minor Premise (Fantasia International Film Festival), We’re Still Together (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival), and his documentary film credits include Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (Tribeca Film Festival 2019), Being BeBe (Tribeca Film Festival 2021; NYTimes Critic's Pick), Bible Quiz (Grand Jury Award Winner: Slamdance Film Festival), In a Perfect World... (LA Film Festival), F(l)ag Football (NYTimes Critic's Pick), Creating a Character: The Moni Yakim Legacy (DOC NYC), and Haunters (DOC NYC). He has also edited the short films Lucia: Before and After (Jury Prize winner for US Fiction: Sundance Film Festival), Bob of the Park (Grand Jury Prize winner: DOC NYC; NYTimes Op-Doc), Drifters (Special Jury Award winner: New Orleans Film Festival), and Troll (Official Selection: New Orleans Film Festival and Maryland Film Festival), among others.
Isaac is a writer and editor living in New York City. He works as an independent researcher, photography assistant, photo retoucher, copyeditor, set dresser, and all-purpose auxiliary studio organizer for artists. He is an occasional bookbinder and publisher. He holds a BA in Urban Studies from Sarah Lawrence College and a Certificate in Labor Studies from The Murphy Institute for Worker Education and Labor Studies at the City University of New York.