Thursday, December 30, 2010

Giveaway: Rose Hunter's To the River

Dat's right, it's nearly the end of 2010 and it's time for another giveaway. Up for grabs is Rose Hunter's lovely poetry collection To the River (Artistically Declined Press, 2010).

I recently reviewed Rose's book over at Cow Heavy Books, and I happen to have an extra copy on hand that I would like to send to one lucky winner.

SO! Send me an email at eddiesocko[at]gmail[dot]com with the words PRETTY ROSES (or something fun) in the subject line.

I'll pick the winner's name from my wooly winter hat at exactly 11:59pm EST tomorrow night and then notify everyone and then it'll be 2011 and wow.


Normally Special by xTx (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2011)

Written by xTx, published by Tiny Hardcore Press. Pre-order it to-day-eeeeee right HERE.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

End of Year Greasy Goodness

Big thanks to Steve Himmer, author of The Bee-Loud Glade, for taking the time to read and review my novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom. Read Steve's review HERE.

Big thanks also go out to Ben Tanzer, author of My Father's House, for including my novella on his Top 10 Books of 2010. Read Ben's list HERE.

I'm humbled and honored, gentlemen.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Tenth Anniversary Edition of a Bestselling Series

And guess who's in it? This guy, that's who. Throbbing thanks to Maxim Jakubowski for putting it all together, and for bringing me on board.

Maybe my short-lived naughty-writing days will have to be revisited in 2011. We'll see.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica 10 is available for pre-order HERE, and is slated to ship in April 2011. You know you want it, you dirty little dirt dirt.

The Really Reale, Yeah Yeah Yeah, This is How We Move It

The final installment of MBRT for 2010 is up and running today at Dark Sky Magazine. Big thanks to Michelle Reale for supplying the great words, and to Dark Sky for hosting.

See you in 2011.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A List of 33 Things I Enjoyed in 2010 (in no particular order and not necessarily from 2010)

1)      The album Nouns by No Age
2)      The book Person by Sam Pink
3)      The first two seasons of the TV show Breaking Bad
4)      The music of Jono Tosch
5)      The book Cut Through the Bone by Ethel Rohan
6)      The revamped look and general awesomeness of Dark Sky Magazine
7)      The night my novella was picked up after being dropped in the morning
9)      The chapbook He is Talking to the Fat Lady by xTx
11)  The e-book 99 Problems by Ben Tanzer
12)  The weekly Orange Alert podcasts
14)  The writing of Christy Crutchfield
15)  The chapbook Snowing Fireflies by Eric Beeny
16)  My Saucony Pro-Grid running shoes
17)  The trails of Quabbin Reservoir
18)  The summit of Mt. Sugarloaf
19)  The various readings at Flying Object
20)  The un-killable goodness of Roxane Gay
22)  The chapbook i am here And You Are Gone by Shome Dasgupta
23)  The book Stories 2 by Scott McClanahan
25)  The book Paper House by Jessie Carty
26)  Tazo’s Black Tea
28)  The writing of Cami Park
29)  The artwork of Joseph Kucinski
30)  My family
31)  My friends
32)  You
33)  The scent of a newcomer

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Friday, December 24, 2010


Overall, the movie kind of sucked, but the introduction into the world of underground street art was pretty fascinating. And Banksy, hidden face & garbled voice, seemed cool.

Pangur Ban Xmas Eve Party

Pangur Ban Party returns just in time for the holidays with a new e-book by Richard Chiem. Yes, there is a Santa Claus.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tanzer & Pete

Thanks to both Ben Tanzer and Pete Anderson for giving my novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom a little bit of love.

Makes me grin like a wintry dipshit.

Click on the images below for more goodness. Congrats to all.

Do the Awesome Covers Stop?

Nope. Learn more HERE.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


Len Kuntz is having a week for himself. Or maybe a year. Damn. The ubiquitous Len graced the front page of matchbook yesterday, and today his words spill from my mouth over at Dark Sky Magazine. Go, Len, go.
Metazen dropped the cover of their soon to be released Christmas Charity E-book, and it is rad. Very pleased to be a part of it.

Lastly, I just heard Kelly Clarkson on the radio, and the refrain of this song makes me cringe a little bit, but it's catchy nonetheless. Embrace your inner Clarkson.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Whose House?

Ben Tanzer's My Father's House, that's whose house. You wanna be down with the king? Yeah you do.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Front Catalogue of Brown Paper Publishing

Hot off the press, priced to move, ready for your hands and eyes.

Confessions of a Black Dog a novel by Jason Michel, 69, 70 a novel by Natalija Grgorinic and Ognjen Raden, youre dead and i killed you a conversational anthology of noir, crime, and murder, a man who killed the alphabet a novel by Constantine Sult.

Learn more HERE.

And don't forget about the man behind the curtain, the mad genius known as Pablo D'Stair. Click HERE to learn more about Pablo and his work.

Monday, December 13, 2010


Flash Fire 500, the long dormant zine I've been known to edit along with Tia Prouhet, is showing signs of life.

There is a contest now. A contest that pays real money. $100, in fact. Submissions for the contest are now open. Learn more HERE.

Tell a friend. Tell all your friends. Tell yourself. Then write real good. Then send it to me.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Win Adam Moorad's OIKOS

I have in my possession a signed copy of Adam Moorad's OIKOS and I would like to give it to a groovy person. Will you be that groovy person?

Email me at eddiesocko[at]gmail[dot]com with the subject line "I WANT OIKOS" or whatever you feel is appropriate.

Sunday night at 11:30pm EST the contest will close. I will then select the winner by picking their name out of one my winter hats. I will then promptly notify the winner and all the non-winners.


But even if you don't win you can still get yourself a copy. Learn more HERE.

Now send me an email, you groovy bastards.

Thanks to Adam, and P.H. Madore's nonpress for making this contest possible.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Catching Up

I'm a bit behind on all the wonderful happenings this past week. Here are a few:

Big thanks to elimae and The Molotov Cocktail for publishing this and this by me. Also at elimae you can find this by this great person.

Ethel Rohan's Cut Through the Bone is now ready for you.

Dark Sky unveils their December issue. Be sure to check out this.

New issues also by >kill author and decomP. Check out this and this, fo sho.

And then there's this thing called Blue Stem Magazine. Take a look at the list of contributors. Oh my. Then read this.

Lastly, for now, Caleb J Ross drops his Top five of oh ten. Thanks to Caleb for giving my novella Grease Stains an honorable mention. Nice man.


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