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Gordon  // Posts published by Gordon

Jan 13 2014 Posted by in multimedia, writing | 4 comments

Book Layout Tips

The rise of self-publishing means more authors are taking on unfamiliar roles, with mixed results. To put it kindly. I’ll leave the marketing/promotion advice to others, but one aspect I can speak to with some authority is design. I’ve designed all three of my own books, assisted with several others, and worked on a ton […]

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Dec 30 2013 Posted by in entertainment, other voices, writing | 4 comments

Favorite Reads of 2013

I managed to consume 32 books this year. Most came from small presses, and were quite good. Plenty has already been said about the big titles, so I focus on reviewing the underserved authors worthy of your attention. Because I’m lucky to get my book recommendations from readers with similar tastes (and because my to-read […]

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Nov 19 2013 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on LitReactor Community Spotlight

LitReactor Community Spotlight

I’m the focus of this month’s Community Spotlight over at the excellent LitReactor, profiled by Jessica Taylor. The main topic is Submission Windows, my shorts collection, but the interview also delves into the art of sequencing compilations, poetry, and the differences between writing for the short versus long form. LitReactor is one of the most […]

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Oct 25 2013 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on Interview by TW Brown

Interview by TW Brown

Author of the Dead series and Zomblog series, TW Brown also contributed a story to The Booked. Anthology, having been a fellow former guest of the podcast. I answered some writerly questions on his blog, wherein I managed to insult my philistine friends, skewer traditional publishing models, and share my method for producing one entire […]

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Oct 18 2013 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on Submission Windows released!

Submission Windows released!

Prison bars. Stained church glass. Deadlines precursing rejection. These are Submission Windows: vantage points for peeking in on—or out from—surgeons, killers, priests, perverts, inmates, athletes, musicians, and more than a few celebrities past their prime. Most clinging to frayed ropes of their own making, desperate for redemption, love, or merely an enduring pulse. For others, […]

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Aug 26 2013 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | 1 comment

The Tobacco-Stained Sky

A couple of years ago, I read Andrez Bergen’s excellent post-apocalyptic sci-noir novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat, and began a correspondence with the author, interviewing him for The Velvet and keeping in touch all friendly-like, as we do. A few books later, he re-approached Goat‘s publisher, Another Sky Press, about releasing an anthology of stories by […]

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Jul 27 2013 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on UPDATED: Books and Booze Live

UPDATED: Books and Booze Live

UPDATE: Here’s a video of my reading, with two stories. Yes, I was fairly inebriated by this point. That’s right, having just celebrated their first anniversary as a podcast, the Books and Booze crew is throwing down with a shindig on June 22. Readings, dinner, drinks, debauchery, and inevitable hijinks. Cicero’s is a great location, […]

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Jul 09 2013 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | 2 comments

The Booked. Anthology

First of all, if you’ve never listened to Booked. Podcast before, I’ll wait while you get clicky and download some eps. Or stream it—whatever—just get it in you by any means. Odds are good they’ve reviewed something you’re thinking about reading, or talked to your favorite authors, and dropped some knowledge and smack and hilarity. […]

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Jun 17 2013 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on “Ephemeralia” at Black Heart Magazine

“Ephemeralia” at Black Heart Magazine

Got a new (flash fiction) short story for you, called “Ephemeralia,” which Black Heart Magazine deemed fit for publication. Stick around and read some other tales of literary rebellion while you’re there. [Note: the site is assuredly not porn, though it may get filtered as NSFW.] I used to get ethereal and ephemeral mixed up. […]

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May 15 2013 Posted by in entertainment, humor | Comments Off on Gas Up the Stair Car

Gas Up the Stair Car

I was gonna do this whole post about evolving media distribution, and how I dig the new Netflix model because it allows me to shotgun series the way I prefer. But I already pretty much covered that with my House of Cards write-up over at ManArchy. And really, I’m such an Arrested Development fanboy that […]

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