Slon raids the archives for fiction, but he's also buying new works. "We bring some of our tradition forward. F. Scott Fitzgerald. John O'Hara. Everyone from the day, except Hemingway," who Post editors notoriously turned down. The Post has sponsored a First Annual Great American Fiction Contest, attracting 250 entries, including the winner, Lucy Jane Bledsoe's "Wolf," which will be celebrated next month at a party at Michael's Pub, the literary salon -- in New York.
The Post is negotiating for a suite in the Public Ledger Building -- next door to the old Curtis building where the Post was based -- for "a toehold, until we get established here." Sloan will be based in Philadelphia, and "I'm looking for a managing editor. We'll have a reporter and a couple of web editors." Business staff will follow if all goes well.
YESTERDAY: The Saturday Evening Post, an Indiana-based doctors' waiting room magazine that recycles vintage Norman Rockwell-like illustrations and some early fiction and reporting items from the former Curtis Publishing Co. weekly of the same name in its quarterly issues, says it is going through a redesign and will move its offices back to Philadelphia, reports Publishing Executive here.