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.
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
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.
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
Now I am going to have to write something shitty just to make a liar out of you. Maybe a poetry collection.
I haven’t read any of the stories yet, but wanted to say that I love the cover. And your blog theme. Excellent choice. 😉
Thanks Larina, I appreciate that. I have a new one, CC#9, Heaven or Hell coming out August 1.