Guess the Magazine

Posted on 21 February 2013

Yesterday was quite the literary day for my mailbox: The Sun, Fence, and Poets & Writers all arrived at once.

Because I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with work and writing lately, this post will be a short and sweet “Guess the Magazine” contest. You know, if you define “contest” as something that has no prize other than a vague feeling of self-satisfaction if you guess correctly.

Each of the excerpts below comes from the latest issue of either The Sun, Fence, or Poets & Writers. Your task is to guess which excerpt belongs to which publication. Have at it:

1. “You know the kind of man who thinks everyone else is a moron? My father was that kind of man.”

2. “A man is walking in the woods one late-spring day. He is idly daydreaming, barely taking note of the surrounding birdsong, when something grabs his attention.”

3. “Before I fell in love with my husband, I fell in love with his mother’s china.”

I’ll post the answers in the comments in the near future. In the meantime, you can find me covered in cats and reading one of these very magazines.

 


12 responses to Guess the Magazine

  • Sarah W says:

    Okay, I’ll give it a shot:

    1. The Sun

    2. The Fence

    3. Poets & Writers

    (there should be a prize for getting all of them wrong, too!)

    • I admire your courage in going first. I don’t want to give the answers away by telling you what you did or did not get correct, so let’s just say: If this fake contest was a real, paying position, I’d have to strongly suggest you keep your day job. :)

  • Averil says:

    1. P&W
    2. Fence
    3. The Sun

    Ehrm. . . .

  • MSB says:

    I have no idea but it’s so smart of you to get all those magazines delivered to your door. You were ahead of the class when you were little, weren’t you?

  • Downith says:

    No idea, but the first and third ones sound like great opening lines.

  • Catherine says:

    I won’t be trying here but I’d love to know who wrote the last one. Ciao cat

  • The answers are….

    1. Fence
    2. P&W
    3. The Sun

    “You know the kind of man who thinks everyone else is a moron? My father was that kind of man.” (from “Cipher with the Rom Knocked Off” by Esther Allen in Fence)

    “A man is walking in the woods one late-spring day. He is idly daydreaming, barely taking note of the surrounding birdsong, when something grabs his attention.” (from “Open Your Eyes: Seeing Like a Writer” by Tony Eprile in Poets & Writers)

    “Before I fell in love with my husband, I fell in love with his mother’s china.” (from “Things” by L.K. Gornick in The Sun.)

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