"Venues" by Richard Bowes in the November / December issue of Fantasy & Science Fiction is best read by science fiction fans who know the New York literary scene. I don't except from what I've gleaned from reading and talking with friends in the publishing industry.
The protagonist is an author. He's on the circuit reading his current work at any book shop, cafe or other dive that will take him. Much of the story are descriptions of where he's reading and who is there to hear him. These are clearly parodies of real places, current and historic.
But this being FS&F, there's a paranormal twist to the story. It's revealed near the end. It gave me a chuckle.