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WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT 3AM
Comments forwarded to the editors by our peers and friends


CHRIS CLEAVE, novelist (September, 2005)
"I love your site -- some of the interviews you have are much more interesting than their equivalents in the mainstream press."

THE TIMES (August 20, 2005)
"The authors Cathi Unsworth and Danny King read from their crime books at the fab litblog's London Crime-themed summer party at, appropriately, Filthy McNasty's, Amwell Street, London EC1."

LONDONIST (August, 2005)
"On Saturday night (the 20th), 3:AM Literary Magazine celebrates its annual Summer Bash at Filthy McNasty's in Amwell Street, which Londonist sees as one of the better pubs in London, and well worth the visit even aside from the crime fiction from publisher Serpent's Tail being read as part of the festivities. 3:AM is a powerhouse in the online lit journal world (a genre that we aren't sure is capable of having powerhouses, but if it were, 3:AM would certainly be one), and well worth supporting and partying with, we think."

THE GUARDIAN (August, 2005)
3:AM mentioned.

DENNIS COOPER, novelist (July, 2005)
"3:AM Magazine is a great site."

FOUR-EYED BITCH, literary website (July, 2005)
"It's eclectic but I love everything on it! How is this possible!"

TOM BRADLEY, novelist (June, 2005)
"3:AM's going great. I'm always amazed at your energy. You seem to be everywhere at once, and your editorial voice is full of vim and grace. . . It's a pleasure to be published by you, and to read 3:AM. For a writer and reader like me, 3:AM and a few other great magazines (Exquisite Corpse, nthposition) help make life good."

GEORGE SZIRTES, TS Eliot Prize Winner (April, 2005)
"Nice magazine, some good interviews in there".

BRUCE BENDERSON, novelist (January, 2005)
"Once the book was finished, I spent two years trying to sell it to American publishers. Only some brave literary magazines, 3:AM Magazine among them, published excerpts of the book".

LAURA HIRD, novelist (August, 2004)
3AM Magazine was chosen as Laura Hird's Lit Mag of the Season in August O4: "3AM is an excellent international literary magazine which was launched in April 2000. Features all the best new interviews, fiction, flash fiction, poetry, music and gig reviews, literature reviews, articles, politics, arts and a great selection of categorised links, along with Buzzwords, a daily dose of literary and cultural news from around the global village. They are always on the look-out for fresh, innovative, irreverent previously unpublished writing. . . . Great site to browse around with something for every taste".

KULTUREFLASH (June, 2004)
"3AM Magazine has been on the go since 2000 and is showing no signs of blear. For the uninitiated, it's an e-journal that dips its snout in the trough of quotidian life and comes out with factual and fictional accounts filed under regular headings such as ‘Fat Man on the Left’, ‘Fetish Alphabet’ and ‘Parisianism For Beginners’ that are worth the truffle hunt. Eclectic and odd, 3AM tells us what the zeitgeist is while it still sounds like a foreign language. The magazine's Summer Shindig this year is at the Stuckist Gallery, another home to admirable artists of great conviction whose metier still leaves us a little confused. The event is billed as ‘a literary event with turntables or turning the tables on literary events’ and boasts a fine line-up in word and music. Readers include Godard aficionado Colin McCabe and the man who coined the term ‘metrosexual’, Mark Simpson, whose latest offering, Saint Morrissey, was put together without any primary research whatsoever but with the devotion of a dyed-in-the-wool fan. Mark Sampson, Sweetie and The F*!ks of Angular Records are playing acoustic sets and there are DJs to boot. In keeping with the smoke and mirrors mystery of the affair, entry is free, but you must rsvp to attend."

RICHARD HELL, author, artist, musician (May, 2004)
When we asked Richard to be a judge in our Good Sex Prize competition, the punk legend answered: "Andrew, anything for the swingers at 3AM"

BEN MYERS, author of The Book of Fuck (April, 2004)
"I'm a big fan of 3AM"

CANONGATE NEWSLETTER (10 March, 2004)
"3AM Magazine, the web’s best litzine gets shattered by the Mirror. The brilliant, gutsy literary site, 3AM Magazine, has vowed to take on the might of Trinity Mirror after the newspaper giant launched a magazine of the same name based on its daily gossip column."

OWEN GIBSON, "MIRROR'S 3AM SPIN-OFF FACES LEGAL CHALLENGE", THE GUARDIAN (9 March, 2004)
"A little-known online literary title named 3am Magazine has vowed to take on the might of Trinity Mirror after the newspaper giant launched a magazine of the same name based on its daily gossip column. The online culture and literature magazine launched in April 2000, three months before the Daily Mirror signalled a revolution in newspaper gossip columns by launching its irreverent 3am girls column. While its subject matter is more Douglas Coupland than Michael Douglas, the editors of 3am Magazine fear the launch of a new weekly spin-off magazine by the Mirror will confuse readers and contributors..."

STEVE ALMOND, AUTHOR (March, 2004)
"I love your site."

LILIAN PIZZICHINI, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH (19 January, 2004)
"In Bloomsbury, 3ammagazine.com hosted a reading by young novelists. The line-up was suitably roguish for a website that aims to be an online Fitzrovia..."

D.A. BLYER, author of STEFFI’S CLUB (February, 2004)
"Salon.com was the first independent media organization to establish a significant presence on the web, and (though struggling) they were, and still are, the only one with serious financial backing. . . . As everyone knows, the internet is filled with a lot of dross, but thankfully other professional online publications, such as 3am Magazine, are emerging who maintain the tight editorial controls found at Salon and compete with them in delivering quality alternative content, in fact often exceeding them."

BILL LEVY, underground legend, editor, serial bigamist, author and dj (November, 2003)
"3AM Magazine continues to be a hopeful pot-pourri of intelligent material. Great as a thermometer calibrating the current temperature of high philosophy and low farce in the risible world of culture. In addition, like all successful mags it creates its own true community. Keep up the worthy work."

ANDREW WADE, ONLY ANARCHISTS ARE PRETTY (November, 2003)
"I check out 3AM pretty regularly, being a man of taste and distinction!"

DBC PIERRE, author of Vernon God Little (September, 2003)
"Great magazine."

RICHARD EOIN NASH, Publisher, SOFT SKULL PRESS (September, 2003)
"I love what you guys are doing."

THE GUARDIAN (July, 2003)
"This lively mix of fiction, politics, culture and music promises a 'dip in edgier waters' with the likes of Douglas Coupland, Chuck Palahniuk, Gerald Scarfe, Yo La Tengo and Don Letts. As well as irreverent, enthusiastic interviews, you'll find short stories and regular arts news, with a photo album of what they've been up to."

EROS LONDON (July, 2003)
"One of London's premier cultural publications"; "the best alt.lit whorehouse in the universe."

RES MAGAZINE (July, 2003)
The "cheerfully irreverent 3AM Magazine".

KULTUREFLASH (July, 2003)
“One may have lost oneself in London and still not heard of The Horse Hospital, 3AM Magazine, or Richard Strange. But that doesn't mean that you shouldn't take a chance on the cosmic conjunction of all three this Saturday. Indeed the line-up is almost supernatural in its assortment of high-cool low-recognition avant-gardeness. It should be a blazing array of pop-punk poetry and literary swagger. Basically the unrepentantly midcult e-journal, 3AM Magazine is having a party. Standing on their chairs and letting it all hang loose for the party people will be such luminaries as arch YBA-apologist Matthew Collings, Billy Childish -- king of his own little world, Vic Godard still doing Punk like it never went out, came back and went out of style again, Bertie Marshall psycho-lit boy, the aforementioned Richard Strange, the sexy Mitzi Szereto and, jeez, about ten other spokesman for counter-culture. Jessica Callan tragically won't be there (3AM launched two years before the Mirror girls were ever a twinkle in Piers Morgan's eye) but don't let that hold you back. It'll be different, that much is certain. And hey, think how less lost you'll be.”

JAMES HOLLANDS, THE HORSE HOSPITAL (July, 2003)
The "best alt.lit whorehouse in the metaverse".

JAMIE BYNG, top cat, CANONGATE (July, 2003)
"So many good interviews. Love the whole attitude of the site too. Keep up the great work."

SCARLETT THOMAS, NOVELIST (June, 2003)
"I'm a fan of the website."

STEVE ALMOND, AUTHOR of My Life in Heavy Metal (June, 2003)
"Your site absolutely kills."

STEVE AOKI, founder of DIM MAK RECORDS (June, 2003)
"Great site."

LAURA HIRD, AUTHOR (May, 2003)
"I've been enjoying your site for several months now. Great stuff. I've turned into a unashamed geek over the past few months and 3AM is a culprit in this transformation."

MATTHEW WARD, Director, FLAME BOOKS (May, 2003)
"I am a big fan of your site -- keep up the good work!"

PETER WILD, Editor, CITY LIFE (April, 2003)
"The last five years have seen the short story flourish again thanks to writers like Toby Litt and Dan Rhodes . . . and to the occasional website like The Richmond Review, 3AM Magazine and ABC Tales."

PAUL MARKO, Editor, PUNK77 (February, 2003)
"It’s rare to find a site like yours that is so wide in view and objectives and so damn interesting. The best site I’ve seen in many a year!"

MATT THORNE, ENGLISH NOVELIST (February, 2003)
"I'm very impressed by 3AM. . . . You're very much the best of the book sites, and the only one I'd visit for info."

MICHAEL NEFF, Editor-in-Chief, WEB DEL SOL (January, 2003)
"I keep running into types who worship 3AM, as usual, and rightfully so."

ANDREW CORBIN, DOUBLEDAY (January, 2003)
"I love reading 3AM -- it's one of the most original sites out there!"

RAQUEL BRUNO, editor & publisher, AQUATULLE (December, 2002)
"Thanks for doing a great site!"

SIX, ARTIST (November, 2002)
"I have now become a compulsive 3AM'er."

KATE PEMBERTON, AMBIT MAGAZINE (November, 2002)
"I'm very impressed with 3AM by the way -- good work!"

RICHARD JACKSON, LOVERSOFOUTRAGE (October, 2002)
"Bit of a diamond isn't it! . . . I can see why you get so many visits."

MICHAEL ORTHOFER, Managing Editor, THE COMPLETE REVIEW (September 23, 2002)
"Buzzwords and 3A.M. are hard to overlook as far as quality literary sites on the Internet are concerned. . . . Keep up the great work; we always enjoy looking in at 3A.M.!"

SERPENT'S TAIL, top English publisher (2002)
"One of the best arts magazines on the net"

JAMES HOLLANDS, THE HORSE HOSPITAL (August, 2002)
"Remarkably wicked"

STEVE MITCHELMORE, SPIKE MAGAZINE (August 6, 2002)
"3AM Magazine's excellent and enviably substantial blog Buzzwords, written by Spike friend Andrew Gallix, isn't something I like to keep away from for too long."

ROBERT HINCHCLIFFE, NITRICBOY (May 9, 2002)
"3AM is an online magazine which covers everything from short fiction to satire to music reviews. It's also where I'll be spending a lot of my time from now on."

STEVE AYLETT, author of THE VELOCITY GOSPEL (2002)
"3A.M. is for people who are genuinely into books and ideas -- a million miles from 'Guardian recommends'." In an interview with The Guardian, Steve Aylett chose 3A.M. Magazine as one of his 5 favourite sites.

INSCRIPTIONS (June 2002)
"Consider yourself hip to the lit scene of today? Do you appreciate edgy and fresh fiction and poetry? 3A.M. Magazine delivers a fine feast of commentary, reviews and information on what's hot in the world today -- from politics and music to literary and genre fiction, you won't mind staying up to dive into this fine intellectual fare."
3A.M. was Inscriptions' Link of the Week for June 24-30, 2002

CHRIS HAWKINS, BBC 6 MUSIC (June 17, 2002)
"Cool website. Worth checking out"

JILL ADAMS, editor of THE BARCELONA REVIEW (May 19, 2002)
"Delighted to find your excellent mag."

CHARLIE WILLIAMS, author of DEADFOLK (May 13, 2002)
"I'm very impressed with the way 3am has evolved since I first looked at it. It has quite a reputation amongst literary webby types. I love the fantastic interviews in particular."

ROB SPILLMAN, editor of TIN HOUSE MAGAZINE (February 19, 2002)
"Great magazine. Keep up the good work."

CARY HARRISON, Host, Raconteur, Media Iconoclast (February 14, 2002)
"3AM magazine is to the creative diet as dill mousseline sauce is to a delightful poached salmon."

ADRIENNE EISEN, author (January 14, 2002)
"3am Magazine is so cool."

CHRIS MITCHELL, editor of SPIKE (January 11, 2002)
"3am Magazine continues to go from strength to strength, featuring some cracking interviews with the likes of Dennis Cooper and Paul Auster -- excellent stuff and very similar in spirit to Spike. If you like us, you'll definitely like them."

"3am is consistently great at pulling in great articles." (May 8, 2002)

MARK DYE, author of COLLEGE AND THE ART OF PARTYING (November 2001)
"I think highly of your website, and regularly enjoy the provocative, cutting-edge literature 3am provides."

ROBERT ARELLANO, author of FAST EDDIE, KING OF BEES (2001)
"3am is a beautiful magazine -- a real web inspiration."

JENNIFER FIELDS (November 2001)
"I just happened upon your website, and WOW! I'm actually licking the screen and jumping up and down with joy! What a wonderful collection of enticing, thought-provoking stories! Andrew, I must tell you, I long to be part of a Writer's Haven such as yours."

BRUCE BENDERSON, author of USER and TOWARDS THE NEW DEGENERACY (11 November 2001)
"Your magazine . . . closely fits my sensibility and agenda. . . . This is a major compliment to your work."

ATOMICPETALS, (October 2001)
"3am Magazine is one of the best on the web."

PULPFICTION.COM Larry Zoumas, writer, webmaster, and editor (October 2001)
"Nothing but massive respect for you and your website."

TOM BRADLEY, writer (2001)
"3am is one of the best things out there. You guys are doing great."

EXQUISITE CORPSE (2001)
"A hip, smart, (sexy?) sharp news-kinda-forum place to go. . . . 3 am will make you squint inward & reward your ennui-riddled pop culture machinery."

THE GUARDIAN Michelle Pauli (3am Magazine was a Guardian Site of the Week in 2001)
"Cool ezine 3am is worth taking a look at for a dip into the edgier waters of literature on the net. . . . [A] nice design touch is the way each story appears in its own pop-up window in a large, easy-to-read font; and don't miss the daily Buzzwords, which comprise links to literary news from around the global village."

THE TIMES Bill Broun (30 April 2001)
"The cosmopolitan, rive gauche quality of the site is wonderfully obvious. From 'cutting edge short fiction' to political satire and music reviews, 3am is a dream publication for the young, literary and clued-up, and it counter-balances nicely the London/New York publishing behemoth."



 
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