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Knee-Jerk is a free online literary magazine that debuted in July 2009. The magazine’s content is updated monthly and archived indefinitely. Each issue includes three to five works of new fiction and/or creative nonfiction by both emerging and established writers; one to two interviews with established writers or artists of a related medium; one to three so-called Reviews of Things, wherein contributors write reviews of anything at all, so long as the review is somewhat humorous and/or functions as an essay-in-disguise; and other features at the editors’ discretion, such as excerpts from forthcoming or recently released books of notable worth. Contributors thus far include bestselling writers such as David Shields, Michael Martone, Patrick Somerville, Padgett Powell, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Lydia Millet, Billy Lombardo, Amelia Gray, and Christian Lander (creator of the popular blog and book Stuff White People Like), among many others. Author interviewees include Steve Almond, John McNally, Gina Frangello, Adam Levin, Stuart Dybek, and Porter Shreve. Knee-Jerk Offline is an annual magazine that celebrates the print form by bringing all of Knee-Jerk's great literary features to the page. Volume 1, which debuted in January 2011, includes fiction, essays, artwork, and Reviews of Things by David Shields, Kim Chinquee, Jack Pendarvis, Joe Meno, John McNally, Lindsay Hunter, Roy Kesey, Dan Kennedy, Kathleen Rooney, Billy Lombardo, Michael Czyzniejewski, Lucy Knisley, Greg Fiering, and many more, as well as interviews with Glen David Gold and Harold Ramis