Email between writer Jayne Anne Phillips and Tom Jenks, co-editor of the online literary publication Narrative Magazine, March 16, 2006.
This email details a lengthy exchange between Phillips and Jenks about an excerpt from Phillips's 2009 novel, Lark and Termite, which was published as "Language Immersion Seoul" in the Winter 2009 issue of the online literary publication Narrative Magazine. The publication process for this story was handled largely in the digital realm. The editorial exchange took place over email, where Phillips and Jenks conversed at length about questions and concerns related to the piece. They exchanged edited versions of the story over email, showing their changes and comments using the "track changes" function on word processing software. The completed story was released in a publication that exists only in an online format. Yet even though the publication of this story was primarily a digital affair, Phillips printed out paper copies of her email exchanges and multiple drafts of the story. It is this paper documentation that is preserved in Phillips's archive, which is held at the Ransom Center.