edited by Jaime Clarke and Mary Cotton
Release Date: May 17, 2011
The publication of this anthology finds Post Road standing at the crossroads between the magazine's origins and its future. No Near Exit is a sampling of the not-too-distant past, a representation of their ambition to showcase excellent writing in the guise of a traveling roadshow. Contemporary writers such as Jim Shepard, Lydia Millet, Ed Park, Sloane Crosley, and more select their favorite writings from the first eighteen issues of this storied journal.
Edward Albee, Elisa Albert, Will Allison, Allison Amend, Jonathan Ames, Jami Attenberg, Mary Jo Bang, April Bernard, Binnie Kirshenbaum, Charles Bock, Adam Braver, Wayne Bremser, Jericho Brown, Kevin Canty, Maud Casey, Brock Clarke, Michael Collins, Sloane Crosley, Michael Czyzniejewski, Michael Dahlie, Nicholas Dawidoff, Stacia J.N. Decker, Nina de Gramont, Lisa Dierbeck, Rebecca Donner, David Ebershoff, Jennifer Egan, Courtney Eldridge, Will Eno, Marion Ettlinger, Joshua Furst, Mary Gaitskill, J. Malcolm Garcia, Diana George, Amy Gerstler, Barry Gifford, Myla Goldberg, Tod Goldberg, Lev Grossman, Jennifer Haigh, Melissa Haley, Lorraine Healy, Amy Hempel, Edward Hoagland, James Hoch, Richard Hoffman, Noy Holland, Ann Hood, A.E. Hotchner, Nathan Ihara, Molly Jong-Fast, Pagan Kennedy, Owen King, Joanna Klink, Yusef Komunyakaa, Neil LaBute, Holly LeCraw, Don Lee, Margot Livesey, Phillip Lopate, Yael Goldstein Love, Allison Lynn, Fiona Maazel, Dora Malech, David Mamet, Fred Marchant, Ben Marcus, Sebastian Matthews, David Means, Adrienne Miller, Lydia Millet, Rick Moody, Sarah Murphy, Galt Niederhoffer, Audrey Niffenegger, Jude Nutter, Ed Park, Edith Pearlman, Tom Perrotta, Patrick Phillips, Scott D. Pomfret, Dan Pope, Melissa Pritchard, Nelly Reifler, Stacey Richter, Matt Roberts, Lewis Robinson, Roxana Robinson, Peter Rock, Michael Ryan, George Saunders, Elissa Schappell, Amy Scheibe, Christine Schutt, Elizabeth Searle, Jessica Shattuck, Jim Shepard, Karen Shepard, Tom Sleigh, Alan Smithee, Wesley Stace, Mark Strand, Darin Strauss, Virgil Suarez, Anthony Swofford, Hannah Tinti, Eugenio Volpe, Daniel Wallace, Nathaniel West, Mark Wunderlich, and Paul Yoon.
PRAISE FOR POST ROAD
"I always read Post Road with great enthusiasm. In its stealthy, unassuming way, it has become one of the most reliable and ambitious literary magazines in America." —Rick Moody
"The editors' enthusiasm is palpable; they consistently provide a lively home for writing worth reading." —Amy Hempel
"Post Road is one of the most interesting and exciting literary magazines out there. If you care
about reading and writing, do yourself a favor and check it out." —Tom Perrotta