Just When You Thought the Literary Journal Was Dead
Bartender-gearhead-fly-fishing guide Ryan Friel and writer Brian Schott live and ski in Whitefish, Montana, a once-unsullied logging town in the western part of the state. Apparently no one got the word out there that literary journals don’t work, so they decided to start publishing the “Whitefish Review,” a “decidedly lowbrow” collection of writing from an eclectic community. “Let’s call up retired NFL quarterback and sometimes Whitefish resident Drew Bledsoe and talk about the art of football. Then let’s sandwich the interview between solid bookends – powerhouse Tim Cahill up front, Missoula’s own William Kitteredge out back.” Michael Jamison in The Missoulian.