Colored Chalk #6 – Waking Up Strange

Since I didn’t have any writing in here, I didn’t post this up under short stories, but I should have this up here anyway, since I edited and designed it, and obviously love every author in here.

Edited and designed by Richard Thomas

Edited and designed by Richard Thomas

Such a great list of authors:

Caleb J. Ross – always a very strong writer, wide range of genres

Joe Meno – many novels, teaches at Columbia College here in Chicago, great at AWP this year

Joey Goebel – another great novelist, very supportive and talented

Alex Cassun – know Alex mostly from The Cult, really a solid writer, need to see more of him

William T. Allen – new to me, loved this story

Rayo Casablanca – really blowing up, two novels out now

Axel Taiari – one of my favorite authors, his style and slipstream work, powerful and unique

Christopher Dwyer – a great neo-noir author, we hang at WC, Velvet, Cult, really a kindred spirit, rich writing

Craig Wallwork – really been on fire lately, this may have been my favorite in this issue, powerful

Nik Korpon – along with CJD, another neo-noir writer, always a strong contributor, wide range too

Joe Dornich – another new writer to me, really talented, has a lot going on, great stuff

Jeff Macfee – we go back to the Cult intensives, always a powerful writer, one of the best Culties out there

Richard Martin – great vision, funny, the latest MacAdam/Cage author to blow up, new novel out soon

Eddy Rathke – i really liked this story, surreal, powerful, intimate, really a great writer

Chris Deal – this was a good dark story, powerful stuff, another Velveteer

Simon West-Bulford – i never know what to expect with Simon, and that’s what is great, never holds back

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6 comments on “Colored Chalk #6 – Waking Up Strange

  1. Flattered you’d consider the story one of the best, considering the amount of talent in there. And the only reason I’m on fire is because you put a light up my ass.

  2. wickerkat says:

    it was really creepy, and i had a strong reaction to it the first time i read it – glad i could get you cooking bro, really enjoying your work

    really great issue, trying to top it for #9, we’ll see

    peace,
    richard

  3. Caleb J Ross says:

    Now I am going to have to write something shitty just to make a liar out of you. Maybe a poetry collection.

  4. wickerkat says:

    hahahhahahaha…bring it

  5. larina says:

    I haven’t read any of the stories yet, but wanted to say that I love the cover. And your blog theme. Excellent choice. 😉

  6. wickerkat says:

    Thanks Larina, I appreciate that. I have a new one, CC#9, Heaven or Hell coming out August 1.

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