Monthly Archives: August 2009

Dueling Columns – I’m all for Simultaneous Submissions

First of all, Larina and I are doing a dueling column on this issue. I am FOR simultaneous submission (the writer’s perspective) and Larina is FOR no simultaneous submission (editor’s perspective). You can read her column right here, and YES it IS the same WordPress site. Cute isn’t it? We’re like twins. http://larina.wordpress.com/2009/08/30/simsubs/ I’ll post […]

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Dreamland Comics – Libertyville, IL

I met with the owner, Dave Gray, the other day to talk about a little co-op work. I live in Mundelein, IL which is just west of Libertyville, IL. What a great guy. He’s going to help promote my blog and writing and I’m going to talk about his shop. First, these guys are sincere […]

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Speculative slipstream cross-genre new wave fabulist fiction

Okay, so I ran across this great article at Omnidawn today ( http://www.omnidawn.com/ ) and even though it was dated 2006, it sounds as if it was written yesterday. It relates to a lot of what I personally write, as well as many of my friends and peers. I see Brian Evenson talking about it […]

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Christopher Dwyer – Dark Matter – Dogmatika “Writer in Residence”

I’ve been a peer and friend of Christopher for a couple of years now. We often joke that we were separated at birth. Brothers from another mother. We have very similar styles, and I think that is why we were drawn to each other’s work. We both like heavy setting, lyrical prose and the darker […]

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Major Inversions by Gordon Highland

Gordon is a very generous and talented guy. He recorded the voice-over work for my story up at Word Riot, is a very active and supportive member of my novel workshop, Write Club, plays a major role at The Velvet and has published alongside me in Colored Chalk. I’m psyched that this is finally getting […]

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Caleb Ross in Vain Magazine

I’ve been bad about promoting my friends and peers here on my blog, just a matter of time and actually remembering to do that, so I’m going to work hard to do better at that. I’m very excited to see Caleb J. Ross get his story into Vain, one of the most compelling and visually […]

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Sideshow Fables #1 is OUT – Circus Fiction

I’m posting this for Paul. I am the co-editor and designer. I’m really proud of the overall vision, look and quality of work in this debut issue. Fiction by Steve Almond, Craig Wallwork, Nik Korpon, Catherine J. Gardner, Caleb J. Ross, Rhian Waller, Deborah Walker, Christopher Kugler, Colin McKay Miller, and the first installment of […]

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An Incomplete List of My Online Stories

This is a Table of Contents for all of my current, LIVE fiction that is available online for FREE. Below are each of the stories, a brief synopsis, and a link to the site that hosts them. They are in reverse chronological order. What do all of these stories have in common? I tend to […]

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Colored Chalk #9 is LIVE – Heaven and Hell

I’m very excited to post this up. Such a great group of writers. Thanks Jason Heim for all of the web work, and to Mark Wilkinson for his beautiful cover (http://www.the-masque.com/) I just wanted to take one moment to talk about the fantastic writers involved: Zsa Zsa – she was a very misunderstood soul and […]

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