The Gazette is published approximately twice a year and distributed to Wolfe Pack members.
The journal features articles on topics ranging from A to Z: from an appraisal of Wolfe's art collection to his opinions on Zeck. You'll find explorations of almost every aspect of Wolfe's life. Join now to start receiving your copy -- 4 issues over 2 years for $35.00!
Submissions to the Gazette are encouraged. We publish non-fiction, Wolfe Whistles, Letters to the Brownstone, quizzes, games, essays, interviews, pastiches, and poetry. Submissions of any length up to and including 2,500 words are accepted. Please email submissions to LonCohen@nerowolfe.org.
As Wolfe readers know, Lon Cohen was the editor or managing editor of The Gazette with whom Wolfe had a"cozy" relationship. According to the New York State Library site regarding "The Early History of Newspaper Publishing in New York State:"
The New-York Gazette was first issued November 8, 1725,
marking the beginning of newspaper publishing in the state.
More Information About The Gazette
- Two books containing some of the stellar content from past Gazettes are available on Amazon and Google Books. Google Books offers Tables of Contents and sample content:
- A summary of the contents of back issues
- Try your Wolfean brain quotient with our online QUIZZES
Selected Content for Your Reading Enjoyment
From the Spring, 2012, Special Edition/Green Bag Almanac & Reader:
- Justice Ends at Home with critiques
- "Nero Wolfe, Rex Stout, the Language, and the Law"
- "Another Nero Wolfe Cookbook"
Firecrackers (the story of when Wolfe & Archie meet) by Charles Burns (1991):
- Wolfe's Art Collection by Kevin Gordon, noted portraitist
- Golden Spiders by Ettagale Blauer
- Another Father Hunt by Jean Quinn
- De Minimis Non Curat Rex by Stephen Pearl
- M(oriarty) + Z(eck) = 2X by Victoria Gewe
- Working with Rex Stout
- The Female of the Species
- Survey: How did you discover Nero Wolfe?
- Wolfe and the Post Office
- Which Doorbell Rang
- Nero and the Performing Arts
- Not Too Many Clients
- Forensic Wolfe
- Haiku Contest and Winners
(Winning articles available for reading)
Entries to the contest had a direct relation to the world of Nero Wolfe. Submission categories included pastiche, humorous, the world of Nero Wolfe, and a Nero Wolfe scene written in the style of another author. Winners were selected from each category with the exception of "Nero Wolfe scene written in the style of another author" because insufficient entries were received to select a winner. The winning entries, as well as some honorable mentions, were published in The Gazette: The Journal of the Wolfe Pack.
Kevin Lambert, Washington, DC, for Dead Poet on MacDougal Street. In this pastiche Mr. Wolfe takes a beatnik for a client, and the Beat Generation invades Wolfe's Brownstone on West 35th Street in New York City.
David A. Appling, Morgan Hill, CA, for The Third Brother: An Exercise in Higher Criticism. In this humorous essay, Mr. Appling makes a strong case that author Dorothy Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey has a brother living in Mr. Wolfe's Brownstone.
Mary Shen Barnidge, Chicago, IL, for The Hunt for the Missing Mrs. Panzer. The question of whether Mr. Wolfe's most gifted operative is single or married is addressed in this article by Ms. Shen Barnidge.
Stephen C. Jett, Abingdon, VA, for The Rugs of Nero Wolfe et al.. This meticulously-researched treatise delves into the world of Oriental rugs to explore the history and value of Mr. Wolfe's collection as well as those rugs that appear in Rex Stout's non-Nero Wolfe books.
Click here to see the News Release for the writing contest.