Full Stop is proud to announce the publication of Full Stop: The Book, a limited-edition reversible trade paperback that highlights the best of the non-profit literary magazine’s first five years.
Started in 2011 by a group of underemployed English majors, Full Stop has reinvigorated literary criticism by adding unknown and often unheard voices to an insular and stagnant conversation. Full Stop launched a new model and path for criticism in an era of industry-wide turbulence: To save literary criticism, we paid young writers lots of money to write long pieces about works no one, statistically speaking, reads. Since its launch, the site has reviewed hundreds of books in translation and novels from small presses, interviewed everyone from Pulitzer winners to former MTV VJs, and published the first English translation of Pussy Riot. The collection’s two covers, beautifully designed by Adly Elewa, represent both sides of Full Stop—one that attempts to dissect the absurdity of life and literature through nuanced thought, and another that is not at all nuanced, but instead revels in life’s absurdity. Both sides are truly required bathroom reading.
The book will be officially released on September 27th. You can pre-order it here.