...but the good stuff far outweighs the mediocre.
NewPages, after briefly flirting with being sick of us in their review of Backwards City #3
, shows us they still care with a new review
of Backwards City #5
A lot of litmags call themselves contemporary, but Backwards City Review is one of the few that truly feels like a product of the 21st century. It's not just the alt comics and offbeat fiction, but the awareness that literature and art can, indeed, be fun.
The review singles out "Against Specificity"
for praise, one of my favorite stories we've posted, and judging from an email I received in my mailbox today, a favorite of readers, too:
I have been pressing my copy of Issue #5 on anyone who I think will give it back, mostly on account of Douglas Watson's "Against Specificity," my new favorite story.
It seems like more Watson is what the world needs at this grave hour. Will you please publish more Watson?
As always, you can order a copy of Backwards City #5
at backwardscity.net, where there are also details on our current contest
(less than one month left to enter!).