Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Kitty Snacks #3 is out! Party on Friday, March 5!

We are pleased to announce the release of Kitty Snacks #3, a literary magazine based in Oxford, Mississippi. The third issue features stories, poems, photographs, and drawingsby a wide variety of authors and artists.

Kitty Snacks #3 features fiction from University of Mississippi John and Renee Grisham writerin-residence John Brandon, whose novel Arkansas was published by McSweeney’s in 2009. Also featured are Mississippian Mary Miller, author of Big World (Hobart’s Short Flight/Long Drive Press, 2009) ; Deb Olin Unferth, author of Vacation (McSweeney’s, 2008); Rudy Wilson, author of The Red Truck (Ravenna Press, 2010); Kevin Wilson, author of Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (HarperPerennial, 2009); and George Singleton, who has published four collections of stories, two novels, and a book of writing advice and whose latest novel is Work Shirts for Madmen (Harvest, 2008).. The majority of these writers are connected to the South and many were born in or live in Mississippi. Other writers featured in the magazine include P.A. Levy, Ryan Ridge, Andrew Borgstrom, Isadora Bey, Darlin’ Neal, and Jeff McNeil.

Work by three photographers is featured in this issue. Jane Rule Burdine’s book Delta Deep Down was published in 2008 by the University Press of Mississippi. She lives in Taylor, Mississippi. Los Angeles-based photographer Ward Long provided the cover photograph for the issue as well as color photos in the interior. His work has appeared on John Oliver Hodges has several black-and-white photographs included in the issue. His photos have appeared in The Oxford American andelsewhere.

Jason Polan and Josh Burwell both contributed drawings that appear throughout the magazine. Josh is a 2009 graduate of the University of Mississippi and currently splits his time between Oxford, Mississippi and Paris, France. Jason Polan lives in New York City and draws for Jack Pendarvis’ monthly column in The Believer. Polan is currently working on a project to draw everyone in New York City and once drew every piece of art in the Guggenheim.

Kitty Snacks #3 can be purchased locally at Square Books in Oxford, Goner Records in Memphis, Lemuria in Jackson, and in many fine bookstores around the country as well as online at

For more information regarding the magazine, subscriptions, submissions and events please go to the website mentioned above or email

Come to the Powerhouse in Oxford on Friday, March 5 at 9 p.m. for the Kitty Snacks #3 release party. The party will coincide with this year’s Oxford Conference for the Book, which is dedicated to Barry Hannah. In honor of Barry we will be raffling off several of his books and John Oliver Hodges will be performing a musical rendition of Hannah’s novel, Ray. Jane Rule Burdine, Ward Long, and John Oliver Hodges will have photographs on display. There will also be readings by featured authors, refreshments, and a raffle for prizes including tickets to a show at the Lyric Theater in Oxford, records from Fat Possum Records, and tons of other goodies. Admission to the party is five bucks to drink and hang out and ten bucks to drink, hang out, and receive a copy of the magazine. There will also be books from several of the featured authors and limited edition prints by Jane Rule Burdine for sale.

An after party at Ajax diner featuring a DJ set with AirFLIGHT will follow the release party. The after party is free and open to the public.

David, Michael, & Wilson