THE WEBSITE: Tychy has big ambitions for the short story in the twenty-first century and on the internet. As of 2014, this website features over a hundred short stories; by the end of my life it will hopefully look something like the One Thousand and One Nights. Like Saki, Tychy is droll; like Poe, it can be ghastly. Sadly, it is not often like Chekhov, Mansfield, or Carver, though maturity eventually comes to most of us in the end.
THE CITY: Tychy is based in Edinburgh, and it offers an occasional commentary on this city’s civic and cultural affairs. It also produces literary criticism and political essays; satire when satire is necessary; dialogues and Edinburgh Fringe theatre reviews; and illustrations and cartoons.
THE AUTHOR: Zbigniew Tycienski (b.1974) grew up in south-east Poland. He graduated from the University of Silesia in Katowice with a degree in engineering, but after 1995 he left Poland and worked in Greece and Italy. In 2004 he migrated to the United Kingdom. After brief spells in York and London, he settled in Edinburgh.
THE EDITOR: James Mooney (b.1982) graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005 with an MA in History and English Literature. He graduated again from the same university in 2008 with an MS in English Literature.
THE EMAIL: There have been some truly disastrous proofreading disasters during the history of this website. If you are an academic whose name has been spelled incorrectly or an actress who has been described as playing Gertrude when you were actually Ophelia, please drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A WARNING: Keep your filthy hands off all of the copywritten material on this website. There is a special circle of hell for students who plagiarise, in which laughing demons force offenders to re-read novels by Alexander McCall Smith for billions and billions of years.
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