Monday, January 31, 2011

Hosho McCreesh Takes the Big Plunge

Hosho has made a website for himself. And it is glorious. Click HERE.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Me Moment

Thanks to the fine folk of Weirdyear for running THIS odd bit by me today.

Also, thanks to Ravi Mangla & Lauren Becker for selecting their Wigleaf favorites of 2010. My little story made the "Close Calls" list, and I am happy.

Now enjoy KG whapping some dude in the sack. Go Green.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Writer Fight Champions

Well, the people have spoken, and we have our winners from the first two Writer Fights:

Roxane Gay and Matt Bell.

Both Butler and xTx surged in the middle rounds, but it just wasn't enough.

So, who will be tough enough to take on our winners? We'll find out in the coming weeks.

Thanks to the fighters for fighting, and thanks to the voters for voting. Good times.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

FREIGHT Needs your Vote, Awesome Bombs Fall From Dark Sky, Writers Fake Hit Each Other

Don't forget to:

Vote for the FREIGHT Collective finalists HERE. What's FREIGHT? FREIGHT is the book I'm fighting to wrap up this winter so the fine folk at Folded Word Press can put it in your hands. What's the FREIGHT Collective? The FREIGHT Collective will be a companion e-book to the novel.

Learn more HERE, then get your butt into the voting booth.

Also, don't forget to:

Check out the lineup over at Dark Sky Books HERE. My lord. Congrats to everyone involved.

Lastly, don't forget to cast your votes for Writer Fight. Polls close this Friday.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Writer Fight: Roxane Gay vs xTx

(click for instant testosterone boost)


You didn't think Writer Fight was just for the boys, did you? Silly bird.

While Butler and Bell duke it out over HERE, two powerhouses are getting ready to throw down below. That's right, it's Roxane Gay vs xTx time, publisher vs author.

xTx, the faceless entity who's taken the web by storm with He is Talking to the Fat Lady & her forthcoming Normally Special, squares off against Roxane Gay, writer, co-editor of PANK, power behind Tiny Hardcore Press, and pretty much the backbone of the online(and off-line)writing community.

I'm not gonna lie, this is going to be a nasty brawl. Who will win? You tell me. The poll closes on Friday. The winner of this bout will take on....?

Update: POLL CLOSED 

Find the winner HERE. 

Writer Fight: Butler vs Bell

Well, we all know they can both write. Matt Bell produces heavy hitting work like How They Were Found, and Blake Butler sets the world on fire with titles like Scorch Atlas.

However, the question is, can they fight? And what would happen if they fought each other? Would they even want to fight each other? And if they did, who would win? Wouldn't you like to know, even a little?

So today marks installment #1 of Writer Fight, pitting your favorite writers against each other in a UFC-style bout that exists solely in our warped imaginations, or at least in mine.

Choose your champion. The poll will close once we have a clear winner (or by Friday), and then that winner will take on....?

Update: POLL CLOSED 

Find the winner HERE

**note: No writers were harmed during the making of this poll. All in good fun, folks.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

MASTERWORKS

Well hello there. I got myself an advance copy of Steve Himmer's masterwork The Bee-Loud Glade. I feel pretty awesome about that. Thank you, Steve. You can pre-order Steve's book HERE. You can also read a recent excerpt HERE. You'll like Steve. Steve is good people.

Speaking of pre-ordering, you can pre-order Ben Tanzer's masterwork You Can Make Him Like You from Artistically Declined Press. Hot damn. Learn more HERE.

And you can regular order I HAVE TOUCHED YOU, Greg Sherl's masterwork from Dark Sky Books. It ships this week, and then it'll boat all over your face this weekend. Also, Dark Sky has a DEAL going on. Learn mas AQUI.

Lastly, Ethel Rohan, author of Cut Through The Bone, had very nice things to say about my novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom. Here's a snippet:

"Both creator and created take risks in this work and lay themselves bare, and I found myself charmed."

Read Ethel's review HERE. Thank you, Ethel. And speaking of Ethel, she's hanging out with Ravi Mangla today over HERE.

Here's some cuteness for you:

Sunday, January 16, 2011

January PANK

The year is still new, there is snow on the ground, and PANK not only boasts a new issue, but a new look as well. Very nice.



Happy birthday, Aaliyah.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Folded Word: Always Up to Something Good

Folded Word Press, the solid indie out of California, and the soon-to-be publisher of my novel Freight, always has something good going on. It's just what they do.

These days, they're offering an extremely detailed and easy to follow FREE TUTORIAL on how to convert a highly formatted book from print to epub. Say what? I know. Find out more HERE.

Also, the Freight Collective shortlisted works have been announced and are now ready for your votes. What's the Freight Collective? Find out more HERE, you niceface.

Friday, January 14, 2011

GNR Friday



...and don't fret, your zodiac sign is fine.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thanks, Beans


The Whately Inn in western Massachusetts is the place to go, for frog legs, for ghosts, for the most randomly trusting people you'll ever meet. I highly recommend, especially during the winter months.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

BLIP MAGAZINE & THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

The new issue of BLIP MAGAZINE is upon us, and here, in western Massachusetts, the great blizzard of 2011 is also upon us, and if you're in the area, it's upon ye, too.

Great gobs of thanks to BLIP's guest editor Courtney Eldridge for all her hard work putting everything together, and for selecting I Ate, an excerpt from my novel Freight, for inclusion in an issue bursting with awesomeness. I am thankful, humbled, and honored.

Congrats to all of the contributors, and thanks to the entire crew of BLIP MAGAZINE.

Dig the issue HERE. I'm off to dig some snow outside.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Sunday Stories at Vol.1 Brooklyn

Very big thanks to Jason Diamond and the entire crew at Vol.1 Brooklyn for featuring I Found, an excerpt from my novel Freight, in the Sunday Stories series. Read I Found HERE.

Happy Sunday, all.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

new arrivals in muh hands

Two debut print issues from two very awesome magazines have landed in my hands: Dark Sky Magazine and Big Pulp.

The amazingly slick and awesome issue of Dark Sky Magazine features work from Jensen Beach, Gabe Durham, Molly Gaudry, J. Michael Walgren, Elisa Gabbert, me(yay!), and many more. Purchase issue #1 HERE, or subscribe HERE (Pssst! Subscriptions are only $20).

The equally slick and awesome issue of Big Pulp features work from Jarrid Deaton, Steve Bennett, Sarah Hilary, Tracie McBride, Jeremy Ryan, Michael D. Turner, and many more. Purchase issue #1 HERE. Very nice.

It is 2011 and I am happy.

Monday, January 3, 2011

the egg of 2011 has been cracked

and out oozes the goodness:

new elimae. bone shaker.

new dispatch.

new dark sky magazine. beans. also at dsm, the mbrt debut of 2011, featuring the words of missus.

new mud luscious (with great new look, too).

new you?

i don't know. you tell me.