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I’ve finally landed a literary agent! Paula Munier at Talcott Notch.

I’m thrilled to announce that I have finally secured a literary agent—Paula Munier at Talcott Notch Literary Agency. Paula has over twenty years of experience in the business and has been a real pleasure to talk to as we discussed my second novel, the neo-noir, transgressive thriller Disintegration. I can’t explain how exciting it is […]

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Storyville Column Six is Now Up at Lit Reactor: Getting an Agent

And, now my sixth column is live up at Lit Reactor. It’s about how to get an agent. Now, I don’t HAVE an agent, so keep that in mind, but I’ve gotten very close, and I’m very familiar with the process. Heck, if you have any new ideas, let me know. It’s a slow, painful process […]

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My story “Dyer” is now live up at Beat to a Pulp

Several years ago, in the middle of my MFA program, I decided to experiment with form. I’d just seen the movie Rashomon by Akira Kurosawa, and thought to myself that you could write one hell of a good story if you told four perspectives on a lost evening out in the Indiana dunes. “Dyer” is the result. […]

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Beth Ann Masarik blog tour for The World Among Us

Thank you Richard, for hosting me today on my tour. We are coming down to the wire, and I would like thank EVERYONE for being a part of this tour. You all have been wonderful and amazing, and I couldn’t be happier with the tour results. That being said, welcome back to all who are […]

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AWP Chicago 2012 – My Schedule

I know you all are just waiting for me to release my schedule for the exciting 2012 Chicago AWP. So, here you go. Tentative, of course. Wednesday, 2/29 8:00 pm   Kick-Off Party @ The Empty Bottle (1035 N. Western Ave.) Readings by xTx, Jesus Angel Garcia, Ben Tanzer , Mary Miller, Lindsay Hunter, Sam Pink, Amber […]

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RIP William Gay [1943-2012]

“The Paperhanger” is one of my favorite stories ever. If you haven’t read his work, do so now. We’ve lost a good one today. I’m very sad. My friend Heather Foster just went to a reading and signing he did, and he had a little stroke, but was okay. He signed a few of my […]

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The Pushcarts, Luna Park Review and Online Publishing

When I first read the article by Travis Kurowksi at Luna Park Review, I thought to myself, well, that’s not going to change any time soon. Then I realized that I had a story nominated by Metazen (an online publication) for my story “Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave,” and suddenly I was […]

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Punchnel’s Hard Boiled-Down Noir Fiction Contest – I’m a winner!

Steven Woods, for “Billy.” Nik Korpon for “Gold Teeth.” Alex Mattingly for “Marbles.” Mimi Brooks for “Out Like A Lion.” Richard Thomas for “Jimmy Five Ways.” My story “Jimmy Five Ways” was one of the winners at Punchnel’s fiction contest. My good friend Nik Korpon was also a winner! All five of the stories and […]

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My review of Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends is live at The Nervous Breakdown.

My review of Karl Taro Greenfeld’s NowTrends is now up at The Nervous Breakdown. Great stuff. He’s known as a non-fiction author, but he writes fiction too, very well published—The Paris Review, The Missouri Review, BASS, O. Henry, etc. And KTG is one hell of a nice guy, too. I ran across his work in […]

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Storyville Column Four is now up at Lit Reactor: Duotrope

And, now my fourth column is live up at Lit Reactor. It’s all about how to navigate Duotrope.com, one of the best sites going for doing research on magazines, journals, websites and publishers, for tracking your submissions, and for staying on top of all of your literary pursuits. I could not do what I do […]

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