The Bard and the Bud?

It’s hardly a shock that Jonathan Franzen keeps his grass in the freezer. Weed and writers have been married to one another (or, at least, been in a relationship) for a long time now. However, it is a bit more surprising that Shakespeare dallied in drugs. Apparently, according to an article from Global Post, Francis … Continue reading

Run! A Litquake Approacheth!

Just kidding. Don’t run. Or, at least, don’t run away—run toward the Litquake, which, if you don’t know, is San Francisco’s Literary Festival (now you know). And this year, this Sunday, July 10, Explosion Proof’s very own Charles Yu is appearing at the Brava theater (2781 24th St.) with two other literary rockstars (“hailed as … Continue reading

Thank You For Your Submissions to the Hemingway Short Story Contest!

Thanks to all of you who submitted to Explosion-Proof’s first ever Short Story Contest. We are currently reviewing submissions and will notify the winner over the next two to three weeks. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

Chilling with Hades (and the French)

The other day, an editor of our magazine was walking through the streets of our city when some neon garb caught his eye. A man wearing a fluorescent yellow shirt was emerging from below the street. Above him was affixed a simple sign: “EXPLOSION PROOF ZONE.” Now some may say that this was a standard-issue  … Continue reading

Of Love and Launch Parties: The Celebration of the Third Issue and The Hipster Personals That You Didn’t See

Last Wednesday’s launch party was a great success. Thanks so much to all of you who turned out! Close to one hundred writers, readers, editors and assorted New York literary scenesters turned out at DBA in Williamsburg for the launch of our 3rd issue, Foreign Correspondence. For those of you who didn’t make, here’s a … Continue reading

Come Our Party (or Time Travel to Bolaño’s)

If our launch party on Wednesday just won’t come soon enough to quench your literary thirst these days (yeah, I know, my throat gets parched in the summer too), perhaps, you should have checked out the publication party of Roberto Bolaño’s Between Parentheses, which was Monday, at 7:30, at Galapagos Art Space, DUMBO. Between Parentheses, … Continue reading

On Influence and The Concubineapple

Along with the heat and images of Anthony Weiner’s anatomy, influence seems to be everywhere these days. The most recent issue of the excellent Canadian literary magazine, Brick, has a great piece by the Colombian writer, Juan Gabriel Vasquez, on the sometime-stultifying influence of One Hundred Years of Solitude, the influences of Gabriel García Marquez, … Continue reading

Issue 4: The State of Union

Over here at Ex-P HQ, we like long walks on the beach, suitcases of money, and collecting submissions for our forthcoming fourth issue, “The State of Union,” which will examine contemporary romantic and sexual culture and its discontents. If you have poetry, fiction, nonfiction or art to share on this or other themes, please contact … Continue reading

Issue 3 Launch Party!

Come celebrate the launch of Issue 3: Foreign Correspondence. Open bar and free copy of the issue with your $25 cover. It’s 7-9pm on Wednesday, June 15th at D.B.A. 113 N.7th  (between Wythe Ave and Berry St), Brooklyn, NY 11211.

Issue 3: Foreign Correspondence

The editors of Explosion-Proof are proud to announce the birth of our third issue, featuring Expatriates in Love, Undergrads Partying in Tahrir Square for Spring Break, Sri Lankan Jews in Paris, Joining the Entourage of the Cypriot President, Outsourcing Yourself in South America, A Discussion of MacGuffins in Hitchcock’s Foreign Correspondent, A conversation with Deb … Continue reading