Happy Friday, everyone.
Well, it appears that Folded Word has decided to nominate my story "Leave Me As I Lessen" along with Nathalie Boisard-Beudin’s "The Sage's Secret" for the 2009 Pushcart Prize.
I really don't know what to say other than "Thank you." You can read the proper announcement here.
....Wow. So that happened.
Also today, BULL: Fiction for Thinking Men made available the printable (and very free) Summer 2009 issue. Yes, I'm in it.
Since I'm at such a loss for words today, I've decided to have a wham-bam giveaway instead.
I've printed, folded, and stapled 3 copies of BULL #3. I am also offering up 7 of the professionally printed copies of Heron featuring the now Pushcart nominated story "Leave Me As I Lessen."
How do you win something? It's really simple. The first three people who comment about wanting a BULL get one. The first seven people who comment about wanting a Heron get one. You can't win both from me at the same time, but you can download and print both yourself. For free. Does that make sense? Anyway.
If you're one of the 3 or one of the 7, send along your name and mailing address to eddiesocko at gmail dot com. I won't blow your cover, I promise. What I will do is send your prize expeditiously. Doesn't matter where you are in the world. I'll send it to you. I'll also scribble a bad haiku if you want. In any case, I'll scribble something.
So, yeah. Drop a note. Get some good mail. And if no one wants good mail, I'll eat some candy and pass out the prizes to the strangers that don't run away.
Thanks again, everyone, for your love and support.
Free downloads of Heron and BULL are here and here.