VAIN Winter Issue is out now!

Underground Wonderbound in the Winter Issue 2009 of Vain

Underground Wonderbound in the Winter Issue 2009 of Vain

SWEET! They redesigned the website, but here it is.

http://www.callmevain.com/
http://www.callmevain.com/2009/02/winter-2009-issue-available/

They do these really nice, high end chapbooks, that’s what I’d call them. Lots of great art and photography and I’m the first story.

Peace,
Richard

Cool AWP Finds

So, here’s a quick list of alternative, cool, and subversive places:

JOURNALS AND MAGS THAT WERE VERY COOL – SUBMIT TO THEM:

Avery* – very cool girl named Emma Straub. Last name sound familiar?
Mississippi Review – but the current issue, V36, N3 it is ON literary mags
Hobart
ACM* (Another Chicago Magazine) – very cool, kind of punk rock
Roger – small, seems open
Monkeybicycle
Bat City Review* – very cool, got 1 rejection, so far
Blue Earth Review – new, small
St. Petersburg Review – seems cool
Quick Fiction* – cool, short stuff, under 1000
Redivider* – been eyeing them, I like them even more now
Copper Nickel* – VERY cool, dark stuff
Opium Magazine – published online, good stuff
American Short Fiction – SEEM open
Fringe – online only, very cool chicks
Salamander – seem cool
Turnrow* – bit surreal, seem very open

CONTESTS/PRESSES/MISC:
Harper Perennial* – heard they are very cool and open
Grub Street Book Prize
Les Figues Press
Red Hen Press – Short Story Award
http://www.squad365.blogspot.com – promotion, good panel
The Review Review* – like duotrope, but actual review of lit mags

PRESSES:
CoffeeHouse*
Red Hen
Dzanc
Harper Perennial
Tin House
Dalkey Archive – great press, open to subversive, experimental

AGENTS:
Robin Mitchell – new, but very sweet she suggested
Nat Sobel – supposed to be looking for writers

BOOKS I BOUGHT:
The Abstracy by Goodloe Byron – cool guy pimping his book
All Over by Roy Kesey – very cool, 2007 BASS, will interview/get to submit
Big World by Mary Miller – Hobart published this, Aaron, the editor, read from it at Opium
Ovenman by Jeff Parker – Tin House, Caleb suggestion, looks very cool

Hope that helps.