Big Other Contributors’ News, #20

Greg Gerke has a story, “My Little Life-Fully Steamed and Mixed”, at A cappella Zoo. It’s a tale of a young good man who is in love with steamers, mixers and cuisinarts. Also a very very short story at the Sonora Review blog, “You, Your Keys and I.”

A D Jameson‘s prose piece “Wrong” appeared in trnsfr #2, and his story “Big Bird and Snuffy” went online at Improbable Object. And Lawrence and Gibson officially announced his first novel, Giant Slugs, which they will publish in early December.

Jac Jemc‘s story “Ratman” appears in the new issue of Trnsfr.

Tim Jones-Yelvington answered some questions at Orange Alert.

Paul Kincaid has a review of Makers by Cory Doctorow at SF Site and a review of Cold Earth by Sarah Moss at Strange Horizons. He also learns that his book, What It Is We Do When We Read Science Fiction, is almost sold out, so now might be a good time to order one of the last remaining copies.

Michael Leong‘s new book Cutting Time with a Knife will be published next year by Black Square Editions/The Brooklyn Rail.

John Madera was a finalist in The Rumpus’s The Jump Off for his story, “How to Avoid Being a Woodpusher.” And his review of Shane Jones’s The Failure Six was published in the current issue of the Brooklyn Rail.

To celebrate Short Story Month this May, Stacy Muszynski will curate a month-long series of reviews by staffers and contributors at American Short Fiction. She also is participating in a month-long dialogue on Alyson Hagy’s Ghosts of Wyoming and Pinckney Benedict’s Miracle Boy and Other Stories at Emerging Writers Network.

Shya Scanlon has poems from his collection In This Alone Impulse in issue 4 of 1913: a journal of forms, stories from his episodic novel Look No Further in the premier issue of Sententia and Flatmancrooked’s anthology Not About Vampires, and the first chapter from his novel Interference in the second issue of trnsfr magazine. Also, he’s still giving away free copies of his poetry collection in exchange for a YouTube video of the recipient reading from it–many great contributions have been made! Read more about that here.

Davis Schneiderman’s review of Raymond Federman’s The Carcasses appears in the current issue of American Book Review. His work appears in several forms in The Mad Bunkers’ Review, a mash-up issue of two journals, Mad Hatters’ Review and Bunk magazine: 1) a mash-up of Karen Garthe’s “Hotel Sleep” and “Old City” and Melanie Brown’s “Matt dillon microfiche, ”with Joe Bisz, called “The Quick and the Lead”  2) a longer mash-up with Megan Milks, of their own work, called “She is Hovering.” Schneiderman also launched a new project, “the Un-Death of the Author,” at Seven Corners poetry blog, with two pieces, “Tyger Tyger” and “Kubla Khan; or, A Vision in a Dream: A Fragment.”

Rachel Swirsky‘s Hugo-nominated novelette “Eros, Philia, Agape” has been short-listed for the Locus Awards. Also, she was interviewed by Dawn Allcot for writers roundabout in a four-part series. One, Two, Three, Four.
On April 20th, Sean Wallace announced that he and Rachel Swirsky will be editing People of the Book, an anthology chronicling the decade’s Jewish science fiction and fantasy.

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