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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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Mar 11 2013 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | 1 comment

AWP 2013 — Boston

Usually, this is where I would regale you with tales of torporific panels led by respected authors, new writerly techniques learned, rockstar-studded reading events, and sweaty hands shook. This recap will contain none of those. Okay, very few of those. AWP is a yearly conference for writers, publishers, and writing programs. I’ve written about it […]

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Feb 15 2013 Posted by in news, writing | Comments Off on “Speed Ramp” story at Word Riot

“Speed Ramp” story at Word Riot

The February 2013 issue of Word Riot features my flash-fiction* story “Speed Ramp,” about a homeless Indian boy with a flanging disorder, wherein his perception of time speeds and slows. It was partly inspired by the music video for “Guttersnipe” by Bhi Bhiman (below), which you may as well peep first—don’t worry, no spoilers there. […]

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Feb 15 2013 Posted by in music, news | Comments Off on “The Sacred and Profane”

“The Sacred and Profane”

I wouldn’t usually devote an entire post to one measly little song, but I’m inordinately proud of this one. “The Sacred and Profane” dates back 10 years, when I originally one-man-banded it in a metallic style. Always dug it, but having by-necessity performed its vocal as well, that left something to be desired, tainting the […]

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Jan 21 2013 Posted by in news, writing | 1 comment

Leah Rhyne interview

Leah Rhyne, author of the Undead America series, lowered her Louisville Slugger and caught her breath long enough to ask me some writerly questions over at her site (apologies if you were expecting reversed roles; I never know how to word these things). We gnawed on such fleshy topics as sadistic plotting, choosing your own […]

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Oct 25 2012 Posted by in news, other voices, writing | Comments Off on “Shivaree” story at ManArchy

“Shivaree” story at ManArchy

Just in time for Halloween, ManArchy staff authors contributed a week’s worth of quick scary/spooky stories to set the mood and prickle your nape hairs in this witching season. Mine’s called “Shivaree” and warns about getting nosy with some noisy neighbors. Look for other flash-length frights from Richard Thomas, Chris Deal, Bob Pastorella, Michael Paul […]

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