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Big Other Contributors’ News, #16

Mel Bosworth has a tiny piece of erotic comedy HERE

Molly Gaudry and Jamie Iredell will be reading for the 510 Reading Series in Baltimore, at the Minas Gallery (815 W. 36th Street, Hampden) at 5 PM on March 20th. On March 21st, Molly and Jamie are reading at the 440 Reading Series in Brooklyn. 440 Gallery’s at 440 6th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, between 9th and 10th Streets. The reading’s at 4:40 PM. Last, they are also reading later  that day at the Ding Dong Lounge( 929 Columbus Avenue, New York). That reading starts at 7:30 PM.

A D Jameson has a story, “Korawik Wattanakul,” in the latest issue of Harp & Altar, and “The Feet,”
an excerpt from The New Boyfriend, his recently-completed novel, is up at Pindeldyboz.

Jac Jemc‘s review of Shya Scanlon’s In this alone impulse is up at Tarpaulin Sky. She also has a story in the newly released JMWW Anthology IV.

Michael Leong has three new poems in the inaugural issue of Cavalier Literary Couture.

John Madera has reviewed the following books: Andrew Zornoza’s Where I Stay (Rain Taxi Review of Books), Michael Kimball’s The Way the Family Got Away (The Collagist), and Leni Zumas’s Farewell Navigator (Fiction Writers Review).

Shya Scanlon was interviewed by Timmy Waldron for Word Riot. On March 24, 2010, Shya’s debut poetry collection, In This Alone Impulse (Noemi Press) will be read by a variety of writers and artists. More info HERE.

Davis Schneiderman had two works published in the debut issue of Cavalier Literary Couture: 1) “The Importance of Being Earnest: A Trivial Comedy for Serious People by Oscar Wilde (autosummarized to 99 words, + the addition of man-eating cannibals), and 2) the first pages of his forthcoming novel Drain (Northwestern, June 2010) called “Desert-Diner Babylon Dub (spun sugar downbeat edit).

 J.A. Tyler is part of a stellar line-up of workshop hosts for the Dzanc National Workshop Day on March 20, 2010. He’s the only writer representing Colorado and hopes people will consider joining him for coffee and writing with a chance to both wreck your own writing (his workshop theme) and to support Dzanc Books (all proceeds go to this fantastic non-profit press). Get all the info HERE.

Leni Zumas has a story in the forthcoming Harp & Altar Anthology, edited by Keith Newton and Eugene Lim (Ellipsis Press). The work in this anthology was selected from the poetry and prose published in the first six issues of Harp & Altar. Founded by Keith Newton in Brooklyn in 2006, Harp & Altar is an online journal featuring the best in innovative poetry and fiction.


John Madera's fiction may be found in Conjunctions, Opium Magazine, The &Now Awards 2: The Best Innovative Writing, and many other journals. His criticism may be found in American Book Review, Bookforum, The Review of Contemporary Fiction, Rain Taxi: Review of Books, The Believer, The Brooklyn Rail, and many other venues. Recipient of an M.F.A. in Literary Arts from Brown University, John Madera lives in New York City, where he runs Rhizomatic and manages and edits Big Other.

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