Hello friends! Does it feel like fall? Ever had back-to-back sibling reunions, two weekends in a row? Does life get any better than this?
Yes, it can.
This week I had the great experience of a writerly lunch at a hot spot in Kenosha, Wisconsin. If you closed your eyes, you could imagine the Algonquin, Dottie Parker waxing acerbic comments from a dark, smoky corner. One of the things my buddy and I are thrilled about is how many of our friends are publishing first books of poetry, prose, novels. It seems sudden, as if we are all jumping off the platform together. Needless to say, the world continues to spin, gold medals or not:
1) The last (tentatively) issue of Thunderclap! Magazine is now available with some amazing writers: Gloria Mindock, Darryl Price and many others: http://thunderclappress.com/2012/08/13/thunderclap-magazine-issue-9-so-long/
2) Sheldon Compton is this week’s Fictionaut Five: http://fictionaut.com/blog/2012/08/15/fictionaut-five-sheldon-lee-compton/
3) The new A5 series at Short, Fast, and Deadly includes chaps from Meg Tuite and Eryk Wezniak, among others: http://www.deadlychaps.com/titles.html
4) Summer MiCrow is out with writing from Nicollete Wong, Linda Simoni-Wastila, Len Kuntz, Dorothee Lang and many more: http://www.fullofcrow.com/contentfiles/MICROW7Summer2012.pdf
5) Jason Sanford announces the winners of the 2012 storySouth Million Writers Awards. Congrats xTx, I knew you would win: http://www.jasonsanford.com/jason/2012/08/winners-of-the-2012-storysouth-million-writers-award.html
6) Alex Pruteanu reminds us of how he feels he got started with his PANK story, “May Day” (a treat to listen to his reading, too!): http://www.pankmagazine.com/may-day/
7) Meg Tuite pulls out another amazing Exquisite Quartet, including writers Deborah Henry, Erin Zulkowski and Clifford Garstang: http://usedfurniturereview.com/2012/08/14/suburban-happy-hour-by-meg-tuites-exquisite-quartet/
8) Brad Listi does Steve Roggenbuck in his Episode 96 at Other People: http://otherpeoplepod.com/archives/1039
9) The new Dogzplot is out: http://dogzplot.blogspot.com/
10) Marcus Speh reveals plans for his debut collection of short fiction at his relatively new, stunning blog: http://marcusspeh.com/.
11) Christopher Allen shares his wondrously unique travel story at I Must Be Off: http://www.imustbeoff.com/2012/08/a-strandkorb-on-baltic-sea.html
One of my favorite indy bookstores, Adobe Books in San Francisco, is going out of business at the end of this month. Good-bye, Adobe, and thanks for being the store I purchased every single edition of Anais Nin’s Diaries. Here is the article about Adobe, and more indies in that lovely city by the sea: Book Ends – The Bold Italic – San Francisco
And that is all for now. Get out and enjoy the day!