Sunday, February 27, 2011

matchbook postcard series & google goodness

Big thanks to Matchbook Literary Magazine for being cool, and also for selecting my little doodle to be a part of the postcard series. It's not too late to subscribe.

Also, the experimental Volume 2 project has been revealed. Sweetness.

In other news, Christy Crutchfield has cause for celebration. Before too long, presses are going to be fighting over her book. Who will win? We'll have to wait and see. If I had a press, though, I'd be knocking on her e-door right now. Actually, I'd be kicking it, and I'd have a sweet-ass deal tucked under the warm apple pie in my hands.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Things To Look Forward To, Things Already Here

Three books I am jazzed about:

1) Milk Like a Melted Ghost by Eric Beeny 

2) You Can Make Him Like You by Ben Tanzer

3) Stranger Will by Caleb J. Ross

Also, what is that Molly Gaudry up to now? Something good.

Mickey Hess thinks I get exactly the attention I deserve.(Thanks, Mickey)

The St. Patrick's Day Road Race is coming.

The complete Divination in D.C. reading is ready for your eyes & ears.

Spring is coming.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Writer Fight Champions II

The votes were cast and the people chose their champions:

Roxane Gay & Scott McClanahan.

You can view the scorecards here and here.

Congrats to you both. Roxane remains undefeated, and Scott managed to knock Bell from his throne. You've both earned bragging rights for all eternity.

The fights were a bit lop-sided this go-round, but that's not to say that Bell & Glaser didn't give it their all. They've got a lot to be proud of.

Be sure to tune in next time when you'll be able to cast your votes on Roxane vs Tyrannosaurus Rex (because I'm not sure there's a living human out there who can beat her in a fist fight) and McClanahan'll see. I'm kind of itching for a Jason Jordan vs John Madera. Perhaps the winner of that one can take on McClanahan.

In the meantime, keep your hands up and protect yourself at all times.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Linger in the Santos

The debut collection of Greg Santos, poet and recent father, is very much available from DC Books. The title of the collection is The Emperor's Sofa. Check it out HERE. Now go linger. Linger in the Santos.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011


From the Annalemma, PANK, Mud Luscious reading in Washington, D.C. Sit back and enjoy. Flights 1 & 2 are coming next week. Thanks to everyone involved. You're all awesome. (psssst! I read first in this flight. And xTx reads in this one, too. And Matt Bell. And lots of awesome folks.)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Writer Fight: Rachel B. Glaser vs Roxane Gay

Oh boy.

She may look small and sweet, but Rachel B. Glaser, author of the earth-shaking Pee on Water, knows how to throw down.

In this Writer Fight, she takes on the reigning champ Roxane Gay, co-editor of PANK and genius behind Tiny Hardcore Press.

After a sweaty, nasty bout with xTx, Roxane wears the crown. Can Rachel take it? You decide. Poll closes Sunday, February 20th, 2011. BOOOOOM!

Writer Fight: McClanahan vs Bell

The love-fest of Valentine's Day is over and it's time to get back to the blood-fest.

The latest Writer Fight pits the reigning champion Matt Bell (who defeated Blake Butler in the first WF) against the scrappy southerner Scott McClanahan.

Let's check the tale of the tape:

Matt Bell is the author of the wildly popular How They Were Found. He also edits The Collagist.

Scott McClanahan is the author of the wildly popular Stories II. He new book, Hill William, will be coming out on the New York Tyrant label.

Both of these lads know how to throw words. But who can throw the best fists? You decide. The poll closes Sunday, February 20th, 2011. Let's get it on!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Pilot Books & Grease Stains

Pilot Books in Seattle, Washington is a place I would very much like to visit someday.

"Since June 2009, Pilot Books has been a West Coast epicenter for writers, small press publishers, and literary obscurists of all shades and stripes. We’re volunteer run. Smaller than a breadbox. And we’re obsessed with the weirdo chic art known as indie lit."

Learn more about Pilot Books HERE. And if you're in the area, stop in and grab yourself a copy of my novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom. That's right- it's on the west coast now, too.

Thanks to Pilot Books for being cool, and, of course, thanks to Pablo D'stair and Brown Paper Publishing for being a little bit crazy.

Happy Valentine's Day, all.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Contest Closes, A Valley Fave Gets Greased, Antony Sings

The Flash Fire 500 contest is now closed. If you got your entry in on time, I am proud of you. If you didn't get your entry in on time, I am sad for you. The winner will collect $100, and the winning text will be published mid-March.

Flying Object in Hadley, Massachusetts is a bookstore, letterpress, gallery, and so much more. Last night I attended Cover Songs of Love & Hate, a Leonard Cohen tribute, and it was RAD. What's also rad is that you can now snag a copy of my novella Grease Stains, Kismet, and Maternal Wisdom at Flying Object, which you should totally do because the money you spend goes straight into the pocket of the Flying O. and that is a great thing.

Now Antony:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

News & Such

There is a new issue of >kill author, starring all your favorite creatures and more. Check out xTx (who you can also listen to) and Sarah Rose Etter (who desperately needs a blog).

There is also a new issue of Zine-Scene, and it's real pretty, too.

Brian Mihok rocks the spot over at Wigleaf.

Ray Allen is now the reigning king of 3-pointers.

A little book called Normally Special by xTx is exploding all over the interweb. It is showered with love over at the JMWW blog.

The First Annual Northampton Ice Festival is happening right now.

My forthcoming novel Freight gets some great love from Vol.1 Brooklyn and Orange Alert. Also, the Freight Collective winners are announced. Congrats, all.

Have you checked out Small Doggies yet? You should.

Valentine's Day fast approaches. Buy a copy of Valentine Day Massacre, filled with words from the rockstars of Fictionaut, and edited by Susan Tepper.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Video Reading and Contest: Enter by 3pm, EST

Thanks to Courtney Eldridge and the awesome folks over at Dark Sky Magazine. Enter to win a copy of Courtney's Unkempt by 3pm EST today. More details HERE.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

FREIGHT, coming late 2011 from Folded Word Press

Oh yes. Yes it is. Brilliant cover design by Brian Manley. Click HERE to visit the FREIGHT blog. That is all.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

i am glad

I am glad.

I am glad that I was able to attend AWP 11 in Washington, D.C.

I am glad that I got to hang out with so many awesome folks, even if only for a quick hello in many cases. I will try to name them all, in no particular order:

Christy Crutchfield, xTx, Brian Allen Carr, James Tadd Adcox, Rebekah Silverman, Roxane Gay, Christopher Newgent, Ryan Bradley, Laura Ellen Scott, Erin Fitzgerald, Brooks Sterritt, Matty Byloos, Ben Loory, Scott McClanahan, Ben Tanzer, Sarah Rose Etter, Jesse Bradley, Sean Nevin, Jen Michalski, David Erlewine, Robb Todd, Adam Robinson, Blake Butler, Amelia Gray, Greg Gerke, Lauren Becker, Scott Garson, Molly Gaudry, Steve Himmer, Matt Seigel, Amber Sparks, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Matt Bell, Dan Wickett, Matthew Salesses, Christopher Heavener, Robert Swartwood, Heather Fowler, Gabe Durham, Jensen Beach, Mike Young, Nicole Scarpato Monaghan, Corey Zeller, Aaron Burch, Giancarlo DiTrapano, Anne Holmes, Lily Ladewig, Seth Landman, Gale Thompson, Noy Holland, Guy Pettit, Len Kuntz

I am glad that I did not forget anyone, but if I did, know that I was glad to meet you.

I am glad that I was able to be a part of the Divination in DC reading at 4P. Awesome. Thanks again to PANK, Mud Luscious, and Annalemma for putting it together.

I am glad that I was able to attend the BLIP/MMR/PR reading at Johns Hopkins. Also awesome.

I am glad for this piece of writerly advice I received at The Black Cat: KISS ASS. Kiss EVERYONE’S ass.

I am glad that I went.

I am glad to be home.

I am glad.

Monday, February 7, 2011


thanks for a great time, everyone.