Archive for October, 2012

copper nickel and more

News for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors: the new issue of Copper Nickel contains work by David J. Daniels, David Roderick and Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum; David J. Daniels also has three poems in thrush; Simone Muench will be reading in St. Louis, MO on Friday Nov 9th; and, Catherine Pierce has been interviewed by Prairie Schooner.

Andrew McFadyen-Ketchum will be reading some Apocalyptic poems at the Gypsy House Reading Series tomorrow (Thursday Nov 1st) at 7 pm at the Gypsy House Coffeeshop in Denver, CO with Aby Kaupang and Stant Litore.

Finally, URB editor Joanne Merriam has a guest blog at Novel Conceptions on confusing fiction with autobiography.

31 October 2012

50 cent party

News for 140 And Counting contributors: Miriam Sagan is doing a reading for her new book Seven Places in America: A Poetic Sojourn on October 30th at Collected Works Bookstore in Santa Fe; and, China Daily features Ken Liu (autoplays music).

Strange Horizons (whose funding drive is still going strong) has posted their monthly round-up of their contributors’ news, and they include some URB alums: Elizabeth Barrette has been talking about serial poetry at the Poetree Dreamwidth community, and Peg Duthie (who in addition to being in 140 And Counting, also published her collection Measured Extravagance with URB) has a poem + photograph combo (“Hide“) published by unFold.

News for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors: Joyce Carol Oates is reading at New Jersey’s Ramapo Visiting Writers Series on November 12th; the UCD Advocate features Nicky Beer; and, Margaret Atwood is pairing with Naomi Alderman to write the young adult serial The Happy Zombie Sunrise Home. Incidentally, I had a chance to speak briefly with Atwood at the Nashville Public Library yesterday (where she was giving a public lecture about The Handmaid’s Tale and related topics) and she told me that her story in Apocalypse Now, “The Silver Astroturfer,” was written to be speculative, but that she’s since found out that it’s actually happening in China (she told me to google “the 50 cent kids“). Subscribers to the Sunday Times, by the way, can read it here (and the rest of you can read it when the book comes out).

28 October 2012

“your book will find its way into some readers’ hands and some of those readers will find you and tell you they love it, and it will make your day”

Intermittent Visitors: Donna Miscolta interviewed by Kathleen Alcalá.

28 October 2012

accursed video and more

News for 140 And Counting contributors: Berit Ellingsen‘s Beneath the Liquid Skin is available for pre-orders on November 1st; and the December Analog Science Fiction and Fact has a short story by the prolific Ken Liu, who also has work in the September-October Interzone and the December Asimov’s Science Fiction.

News for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors: Margaret Atwood was recently interviewed for TIME; and The Southeast Review reviewed Darcie Dennigan‘s Madame X. Also, Apocalypse Now now has its own Facebook page! Finally, enjoy this recent video of Joyce Carol Oates speaking about her novel The Accursed:

19 October 2012

“Nothing. I just punch you in the head as hard as I possibly can.”

The 2012 Strange Horizons Fund Drive is on! Lots of URB anthology contributors have been published by SH over the years, as well as URB’s editor. Authors may be interested to see that a $100 donation can get your book reviewed (though you might not like what they have to say). They have lots of other prizes as well, including a few anthologies from yours truly.

Speaking of URB anthology contributors…

News for 140 And Counting contributors: Chen-ou Liu‘s haiku is up at Issa’s Untidy Hut; and, finalists for the 2012 SFPA Dwarf Stars Award (for the best short-short speculative poem published in the last year) included a ton of my people: Elizabeth Barrette, Robert Borski, Jim Kacian, Julie Bloss Kelsey, David Kopaska-Merkel, Aurelio Rico Lopez III and Marge Simon.

News for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors: Pinckney Benedict was interviewed recently for both Red Room and Pif, and Kristin Bock‘s OMG-why-didn’t-I-think-of-that-title poem, “I WISH I COULD WRITE A POEM ABOUT POLE-VAULTING ROBOTS” was published October 1st at Verse.

Finally, URB editor Joanne Merriam has a guest blog at Novel Conceptions on beginning a novel.

7 October 2012


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