Roundup: April Fools’ Day! The Literary Hoax

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In our Roundups segment, we’re looking back at all the great posts since the blog started in 2009. We explore posts from our archives as well as other top literary magazines, centered on a certain theme to help you jump-start your week. This week we have posts on literary hoaxes.

We promise this post contains no hoaxes. It’s not a joke, like this infamous stunt pulled on April Fools’ Day in 2001 in Copenhagen regarding their new metro system:

Aprilsnar 2001

All fake train wrecks aside, there have been many literary hoaxes over the years (yes, you’ve been fooled, this post contains many hoaxes). Which ones have you fallen for?

From Ploughshares:

From Around the Web:

What are your favorite literary hoaxes? Use the comments section below to add your pick, or to start a hoax of your own…

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