The End of the Anonymous Editor Project: > kill author’s Final Issue
by ________Posted on August 1st, 2012 at 11:17 am
As noted earlier, the anonymously edited online journal > kill author is calling it quits after three years. The final issue, dedicated to David Markson, went live today, with writing and audio recordings from Adam Atkinson, Laura Goldstein, Shane Jones, and others. What’s more, the editor has at last stepped out from behind the curtain; the royal we has become singular:
From the outset, we’ve referred to ourselves as the ‘editors’ of > kill author. In the plural. Except there was no plural. There was only ever one editor. Or one person. One person who read all the submissions, rejected and accepted work, contacted contributors, put together each issue (including the web, PDF and e-book versions), updated the website, hacked the pages to make them look good and, oh yes, it’s also the same person who designed and built the site in the first place. You name it, we did it. Or I did it. I’m confusing myself now.
Unmasked editor Vaughan Simons says he is “looking to throw myself into a new project,” adding feel free to get in touch.