Welcome to Covered with Fur
Happy 2015, y’all. We’re celebrating the best way we know how—by launching our digital magazine, Covered with Fur. We couldn’t be more thrilled to release the magazine into the world.
We’re taking a minimalist approach to online publishing. We believe in lingering, in making space. This means: just two pieces at a time. And it means: extraordinary writing about ordinary things and candid impressions of the extraordinary. Every week we’ll publish a new piece of nonfiction—an essay, a photo essay, a cartoon—and every month we’ll publish a new piece of groundbreaking fiction.
Check out our first installment. It features “Dear Albert, Dear Alison,” a microessay by Ander Monson that meditates on reading other people’s books and marginalia. It’s about Alison Deming’s copy of Albert Goldbarth’s Different Fleshes, digital vs. analog, and what havoc shared books can wreak on us. And we’re so excited to give you Bess Winter’s “Are You Running Away?” It’s a bighearted story about difficult girlhood, friendship, and regret, and some gas pipes with terrifying potential. Bess is one of our favorite story writers, and we’re sure she’ll become one of yours too—and fast.
A couple other things: submissions are OPEN. We’re looking for risky work of all varieties. Check out our submissions page for more info. We’ll be posting new work on Tuesdays; come back to the site weekly for fresh material.
Off we go!