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Strange Horizons

Strange Horizons is having a funding drive! SH is an online journal paying semi-professional rates, which is completely free to readers. Awesome. Donations are tax deductible in the U.S. and donors get entered in a draw for a whole host of prizes, including 140 And Counting, our Seven by Twenty anthology—and donations from 140 And Counting contributors Marge Simon (artwork), David C. Kopaska-Merkel (signed The Tin Men and Other Poems) and Ken Liu (La Lluna en un Cove, including his “The Literomancer”). Other contributors who’re SH alums include Elizabeth Barrette, Robert Borski, Peg Duthie, Kaolin Fire, Deborah P. Kolodji and Brian Trent. So obviously they have very good taste indeed.

26 September 2011

serendipity

140 And Counting contributors…

Francis “Wes” Alexander has just had two haibun published in Modern Haiku, “Ohio Veteran’s Home” and “Grave Yard Memories.”

Richard Baldasty‘s poem “Ancestors” is in Feile-Festa, and his flash fiction piece “Serendipity” is in AntipodeanSF.

Ken Liu‘s “Real Artists” is part of TRSF, a special publication of MIT’s Technology Review.

Other authors in the collection include: Elizabeth Bear, Ma Boyong, Tobias Buckell, Pat Cadigan, Paul Di Filippo, Cory Doctorow, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, Geoffrey Landis, and Vandana Singh! (Oh, and Ken translated the Ma Boyong story, too.) Those interested can preorder here.

Berit Ellingsen‘s “Winter Story” is now up in the Fall 2011 Staccato Fiction.

Kaolin Fire‘s “Undercurrents: A Credencium story” is up at The Edge of Propinquity.

Julie Bloss Kelsey has an article on apples and pesticides in Germantown Patch.

George McKim has a wonderful portrait in Drunken Boat #14.

Finally, an interview with Richard Stevenson with some conversation about what attracts him to haiku, and readings of poetry for children and adults.

24 September 2011

faint strains of songs

140 And Counting contributors…

Terry Ingram‘s “A Short Con” is included in the Atlas Poetica special feature 25 Tanka Prose edited by Bob Lucky. Ingram is also published in Atlas Poetica #9 (Summer 2011), along with Chen-ou Liu and Christina Nguyen.

Peg Duthie‘s poem “Goose Goose Duck” appears in the latest Uphook Press anthology, -gape-seed-, and her poem “Prayer for Perspective” is included in Say a Little Prayer: A Journal, published by Chronicle Books.

Simon Kewin‘s short story “KeyQuest” appears in the September 2011 issue of Spaceports & Spidersilk.

Finally, the multi-talented Lisa Tang Liu‘s digital photography is on display at 13FOREST Gallery. The detail to the left is from her “Green Paniolo.”

18 September 2011

achievement unlocked

You are all amazing. We’ve raised more than 300% of our goal on the Kickstarter appeal for 140 And Counting. I feel like this.

16 September 2011

Mom still buys in lots of six

140 And Counting contributors…

Julie Bloss Kelsey has a new article up at GermantownPatch on making kids’ crafts from household waste.

Ken Liu won 3rd place in an On The Premises mini contest for a very short story written entirely without the letter E.

Christina Murphy has a new poem up at quantum poetry magazine.

15 September 2011

the moment is all we have

Brenda Gannam has a beautiful video at Voices of 9.11: here is new york with her poetic response to 9/11.

11 September 2011

The Atheist’s Prayer

Heather Kamins‘ poem “The Atheist’s Prayer” is in the just released issue 96 of Chiron Review.

11 September 2011

48 for 48

Folks, we need $165 to break $1,000. I’ve decided that anybody who donates $48 or more in the next 48 hours1 gets free copies of every book we publish for the next five years (the Kickstarter appeal $100 reward level). If you don’t like Kickstarter, you can Paypal your pledge to joannemerriam at gmail dot com.

1That is, until 7 pm Central/8 pm Eastern on Sunday.

9 September 2011

in the possible making

140 And Counting contributor Nathalie Boisard-Beudin has a piece called “Stories in the possible making” in the ALMOST issue of We Still Like magazine.

Tess Almendarez Lojacono‘s book The Book Of Zane has a new website.

The Kickstarter appeal for 140 And Counting closes at midnight (Central Standard Time) on the 15th.

9 September 2011

publishing across the panverse

More new writing from the prolific 140 And Counting contributors:

Ken Liu‘s novella, “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentary,” is out in the novella-only anthology Panverse Three, available directly from Panverse Publishing, Amazon, or B&N.

Neil Ellman has poetry in ditch, a Canadian poetry journal.

A. Jarrell Hayes‘ book To Woman, From Man: Love Poems is featured as book of the month for September in From A Writer’s POV magazine. He also did an interview last month for the Full Moon Bites blog, and is having an e-book giveaway this month.

In other news, there’s just one week left on the Kickstarter appeal for the anthology. A $5 pledge effectively works as a pre-order of the anthology; a $10 pledge gets you the anthology and our next two releases (poetry chapbook Blueshifting by Heather Kamins and a re-release of editor Joanne Merriam’s poetry collection The Glaze from Breaking); a $25 pledge gets you the three releases, plus a sponsor listing in the anthology and on our website for the next year; a $50 pledge gets you the above, plus a one- to two-page manuscript evaluation by the editor on up to ten of your poems or a short story under 5,000 words; and a $100 pledge gets you free copies of every book we publish for the next five years!

8 September 2011

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