After three weeks of happily receiving submissions, ideas, gorgeous sentences and pretty pictures, we are now pulling together the table of contents for Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology. Here’s a partial list, to which will we add in the next week:
Denise Grollmus on Speak in Tongues
Dave Giffels on the Browns
Susan Grimm on Slovaks and time passing
Rebecca Meiser on DIY music in Collinwood
Alissa Nutting on working man bars
Douglass Max Utter on Randall Tiedman
Kristin Ohlson on tending the bar in the Flats
Laura Putre on Boddie Records
Michael Ruhlman on fixing up a house
Dave Lucas on fiery furnaces
Huda Al-Marashi on Little Iraq
Ted Sikora and Cleveland comics
Kevin Hoffman on Strange Love
Erin O’Brien on Slavic Village
Chris Wise on hard core
Claire McMillan on thrifting
Erick Trickey on Harvey Pekar
James Russell on the history of Rust Belt Chic
Mansfield Frazier on Hough Vineyards
Jacquie Marino on Italians and Shame
Elizabeth Weinstein on Jane Scott
Afi Scruggs on South Euclid
Bob Perkoski on Cleveland views
Sean Decatur on downtown to east side bus rides
Julia Christensen, cover
Eric Anderson on rust and rats
Stephanie Gautum on Leaving and Returning Home
Joslyn Grostic on defending her hometown
Lee Chilcote on Detroit-Shoreway
Joe Baur on boomeranging
Philip Metres on 13 ways of Cleve-ing
Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology planning continues. This much we know: we will self-publish a print book, a (longer) ebook and run contributor content on this site. We aim to announce the table of contents at the beginning of July.
Some of the folks we’ve been talking were name-checked here and here. With them we have batting around ideas about Jane Scott, vinyl records, losing teams, tuba players, vineyards, Harvey Pekar, shame and moving away, moving back and staying put.
Here are a few more writers and artists who have shown up in our inbox:
Douglas Max Utter
So much smarts, so much arts. But there’s room for your voice, too. Don’t be shy. Email us at rustbelt email@example.com with your submission or pitch. Tell your friends. Like us.
Last week we told you about some of the people we’re talking to about writing for Rust Belt Chic: The Cleveland Anthology. Nothing has been accepted or rejected yet: we’re still in the process of talking, sifting, talking, reading and hearing from more folks (we’re still accepting submissions, yes! Until June 30).
But the support and interest has been phenomenal, and we wanted to give a shout out to a few more of the fine, smart, stylish writers with whom we’ve been talking:
We’re overwhelmed (and a bit slow to email back–sorry!), and happy, and excited. And we want to hear from you, too.
Only six days after we announced this project, we are lining up an impressive list of contributors. We thought we’d pull back the curtain to show you some of the folks we have been talking to thus far, to whet your appetite:
Justin Glanville and Julia Kuo
And many more!
More on what these folks will be writing, and who else will be contributing, as the weeks progress.