The current month’s issue has a long, pretty comprehensive overview of the current population of writers in Seattle. It includes big-glossy photos and short profiles of local “big name” such as Ivan Doig, Tom Robbins, J.A. Jance, Sherman Alexie, and Ann Rule. It even includes a handful of poems by Molly Tenenbaum, an essay by Kary Wayson, and my story, “A Ribbit-Powered Float.” Unfortunately even a long, pretty comprehensive article leaves things out. There is scant coverage of “experimental writing,” performance writers, or zines. In contrast, The Seattle Weekly had an article profiling about a dozen writers working “in all quarters and genres.”. But all in all, Seattle Magazine‘s article is packed with info. It is happily boosterish to have a map like this. Ryan Boudinot, I discovered, has done well enough with a short story collection (The Littlest Hitler) published by a small press (Counterpoint) to leave his day job as a DVD editor at Amazon. That such things are still possible, is amazing.