Every day (mostly), like a sparkling word machine, we send a carefully chosen short poem, flash fiction, prose poem, interesting list, provocative quotation, or excerpt from a book or letter by the best authors on the planet. A kind of commonplace book, one day at time, direct to your inbox.
Q & A
- Whose writing does Notabilia share? Can I submit my own work?
- Notabilia features previous published short works or excerpts from the same. We don’t accept original submissions, but welcome suggestions for stellar work by others!
- Where’s the archive? How can I read Notabilia online?
- For copyright (and other) reasons, Notabilia is available only via email subscription and no archive is maintained. You can get an idea of the kind of thing we send by scrolling down a but and/or browsing the WORK section of Katexic Clippings, our amply gifted sibling publication.
- Every Day? Really?
- Hey, I said “mostly!”
- How does Notabilia relate to Katexic Clippings?
- If you’re a Clippings subscriber (if not, you should be), you can think of Notabilia as an extended, daily version of the WORK feature. There is no duplication between the two…so subscribe to both!
Jonathan Safran Foer, Sarah Waters, N. K. Jemisin, T. S. Eliot, Federico García Lorca, Angela Carter, William H. Gass, Jill Osier, Mark Helprin, Terry Pratchett, Ambrose Bierce, Robert Wright, Stefan Zweig, David Dunning, Dick Allen, Chuck Palahniuk, Jack Gilbert, Heraclitus, Matsuo Bashô, Jsemyn Ward, Daniel Lawless, Wilkie Collins, Virginia Smith Rice, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Zelda Fitzgerald, Jim Moore, Friedrich Nietsche, J. Kates, Andrés Neuman, Richard Brautigan, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Harryette Mullen, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Joseph Joubert, David Foster Wallace, Chris Adrian, Howard Nemerov, Thomas Pynchon, Yannis Ritsos, Victor Hugo, Howard Gardner, Don DeLillo, Miguel de Cervantes, Anonymous, E. M. Cioran, Arundhati Roy, Roger Reeves, Yiyun Li, John Williams & Jesmyn Ward…
What Do Readers Say About the Selections?
“Wow. This. By a writer I do not know!”
“So love this one.”
“That’s a fantastic second paragraph. ¶ I mean, the first is great too.”
“Thank you for including a letter from Keats. His collected letters are a remarkably intelligent and moving literary accomplishment”
“what a delightful, and delightfully worded, idea/concept! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing.”
“Holy sh*t. Is that what the book is like? ¶ I’ve read some of his later stuff, which I enjoyed, but nothing so intense as this.”
“Brilliant! Love the imagery, especially the last paragraph, the last sentence.”
“beautiful wording, just beautiful. Love it, I had to keep rereading. Every word so carefully chosen. delivered in such a pragmatic way, until the very last line, which turns it all around.”
“What a last stanza!”
“An entire self help book in just one poem!”
“Love that one line[r]”
“I don’t think I can read this without tearing up.”
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