What does an acclaimed online literary magazine do when in need of funds? If you’re Joyland, the short fiction “hub” founded by Emily Schultz and Brian Joseph Davis, one answer is to embrace a cutting-edge technology: the printed page. For the first time, a selection of stories published on Joyland’s website will appear in a print anthology delivered to your door for $10.95.
The first issue of the biannual Joyland Retro includes stories by Canadians Nathan Sellyn (Indigenous Beasts), Zoe Whittall (Holding Still for as Long as Possible), and Andrew Hood (Pardon Our Monsters), as well as authors Roxane Gay, Kevin Wilson, Ricco Siasoco, James Greer, Jim Hanas, Ben Loory, Erica Lorraine, Scott McClanahan, and Margaret Wappler. According to Joyland, all proceeds from the anthology will go to supporting its website and authors.