Posted by Jason Diamond
I’m interested in the entire project that Meaghan O’Connell and Gira Grant started from the ground up, and eventually turned into a really incredibly anthology. I think it’s safe to say that Coming & Crying is both a success story in progress, as well as a book full of dirty stories by really amazing lineup of writers. It’s an interesting look at the way things are changing, but also sorta stay the same.
Does that even make sense?
How did the idea for the book come about?
We had most of the writers in mind before we put it on Kickstarter. Most of them were internet friends, too, who helped us shape our ideas of what C&C would become. Jonathan Ames and Tao Lin were both cornered at a Rumpus party after all of us had had a few drinks. Everyone was game. That’s how the whole process has felt, a humbling series of, Yeah, why not‘s. The way the writers have shown up for this thing again and again, from doing interviews, coming to events, advocating for the book, watching our private Vimeo videos we used to give some of them remote story edits.
Within the manifesto-like vision we’ve described on the Kickstarter page, we’d love for you to submit:
A true story — with all the complexity erotica publishers never ask for, and the sex that would make Dave Eggers stammer. “True” means more-or-less nonfiction. You plot where that is on your own moral compass. Anywhere from blog post to really long blog post. TL;DR is welcome; whatever space you need to say what you need to say.
What’s next? A follow up?