Posts tagged ‘Berit Ellingsen’

I initially mistyped that as The Bling Assassin

Ducklings, I’m sorry. I’ve been busy enjoying my life and editing our upcoming titles, and have fallen behind on posting contributor news, so I’ma write this long-ass post and hope y’all will click through every one of these delicious links.

 

But first! If you live in Nashville, a couplethree events you should know about:

We’re having two readings this coming Saturday June 1st for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days, at 11 am at the downtown library (Conference Center, Main Library First Floor, 615 Church Street, Nashville, TN; FB; NPL; Nashville Scene) and at 2 pm at East Side Story (1108 Woodland Street, Unit B, Nashville, TN; FB). Join Chet Weise, Tessa Mellas and Maggie Smith for readings from the end of days! Maggie Smith is the author of Lamp of the Body, Nesting Dolls and The List of Dangers. Trapeze aficionado Tessa Mellas is a lecturer at the Ohio State University. Chet Weise, the force behind the local Poetry Sucks! A Night of Poetry, Music, and All Sorts of Bad Language reading series, was once banned from Canada for playing rock-n-roll without a permit.

And speaking of Poetry Sucks!… I will be reading at their open mic night on Thursday, June 6th at Dino’s Bar and Grill (411 Gallatin Ave, Nashville, TN 37206; FB; Nashville Scene listing). They begin at 8 pm and end at 10 pm. Dino’s is very smoky so people with allergies may find it hard to take, but they have to-die-for cheeseburgers and fries and Poetry Sucks! is always a ridiculous good time with a great crowd. My portion will be 5-8 minutes long and I won’t know where I am in the line-up til that night. They turn off the grill when the readings start so you’ll want to arrive by 7 pm if you want to eat.

 

News for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors:

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And for 140 And Counting contributors:

27 May 2013

“Does it matter that a reader doesn’t “like,” in the trivial way in which one might not “like” Chinese food, a classic like “Beowulf”?” – Joyce Carol Oates

I was excited to see this week that the 2012 Hugo Award Winners included Ken Liu (a 140 And Counting contributor) and E. Lily Yu (an Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributor)!

 

News for other 140 And Counting contributors:

Berit Ellingsen weighs in on MIND MELD: Non-Anglo Presence in the Hugo Awards – Is it Possible? at SF Signal.

Chuck Von Nordheim‘s poem “Megan Considers Her ex’s New Girlfriend” is up at drown in my own fears.

 

News for other Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days contributors:

An interview with Margaret Atwood appears in today’s Denver Post (where I was amused to see them ask her if she’s the Joyce Carol Oates of Canada, given Oates also appears in Apocalypse Now). If you’re in Denver, go see Atwood on Monday at the University of Denver’s Newman Center.

An interview with Joyce Carol Oates appears in this week’s Sunday Book Review in The New York Times.

Three poems by Catherine Pierce were Poem of the Week.

2 comments 9 September 2012

firthFORTH

140 And Counting contributors:

Berit Ellingsen‘s “The House Remains” has been included in Red Lemonade’s Hybrid Beasts anthology—and, even more excitingly, Ellingsen’s short story collection, Beneath the Liquid Skin, will be published by firthFORTH Books (an imprint of Queen’s Ferry Press) at the end of the year.

David Kopaska-Merkel‘s poem “Prince of Autumn” appeared in The Pedestal Magazine.

Chen-ou Liu has a haiku in Every Day Poets, Stella Pierides has a haiku in Haiku News, and Alan Summers has haiku in The Temple Bell Stops: Contemporary Poems of Grief, Loss and Change.

Ken Liu has a novelet in the September/October 2012 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

3 September 2012

Key to the City

The LGBTQ Speculative Poetry issue of Eye to the Telescope contains work by 140 And Counting contributors Julie Bloss Kelsey, Deborah P Kolodji, Robert Borski and Marge B. Simon.

In addition, Ken Liu‘s story “The Bookmaking Habits of Select Species” appears in the August 2012 Lightspeed; Berit Ellingsen has a report (“Happy Food!“) in Safety Pin Review about wearing Chad Patton’s story (safety pinned to himself) at a local food festival, and Tess Almendarez Lojacono has been awarded the Key to the City of Pittsburgh!:

Finally, Peter Newton was recently asked by dylan tweney to co-edit (with Kathe Palka) tinywords—with over 3000 daily subscribers from all over the globe, tinywords is the most widely distributed journal of micropoetry, and Peter says they’re currently looking for submissions for their next issue

11 August 2012

eating alone

140 And Counting contributor news:

Lyrical Press has released L. K. Below‘s contemporary romance novel Beauty in His Bed.

Mike Meginnis and Berit Ellingsen have collaborated to write “Your Very Own Planet,” part of Meginnis’ text adventure EXITS ARE.

Alex Campbell has posted a detailed review of Neil Ellman‘s Convergence & Conversion: Ekphrastic Poems.

Some of Chen-ou Liu‘s senryu have been translated at Akita International Haiku Network. Also, his My Pond Calling Out to Basho’s Frog: Selected Frog Haiku is available at Scribd. It was written in response to Basho’s haiku:

The old pond;
A frog jumps in —
The sound of the water.

Ken Liu‘s “The Caretaker” is being read at Escape Pod.

Maya Malhar‘s story “Marred” was a runner-up in the 1000words inaugural #flashcomp (the five winning stories, but not the runners-up, are posted on the linked site).

An excerpt from Nora Nadjarian‘s micronovel “The Republic of Love” has been posted by Contemporary World Literature.

Kathy Uyen Nguyen and Lucas Stensland have short poems in the July issue of Four and Twenty.

Stella Pierides has been busy! She has haiku in Haiku News (“global warming…” and “did you miss“) and in multiverses (“eating alone“), senryu in Prune Juice (“rice paper“), and haibun in Contemporary Haibun Online (“Feeding the Doves” and “The Haircut“).

Miriam Sagan has two poems about water in the Duke City Fix feature The Sunday Poem.

29 July 2012

Dinosaur rodeos

140 And Counting contributor news:

Robert Borski‘s poem “At the Dinosaur Rodeo” is up at Abyss & Apex

Dawn Corrigan‘s “Snakes in the Drains” is at Best Poem: A Poetry Journal.

“Sweet Honesty,” “At a Sushi Bar on Mount Carmel,” “Every Angel Is Terrifying,” “Neither Fire Nor Water” and “Compact” by Peg Duthie are up at Escape Into Life with intriguing illustrations by Karen Miller.

Berit Ellingsen‘s flash fiction piece “Sexual Dimorphism — A Nightmare Transcribed From Sanskrit” is in elimae.

The 7th edition (“Moon Imaginings”) of Poetry Planet is live and downloadable on www.StarShipSofa.com and includes David C. Kopaska-Merkel‘s poetry at 1:02:15.

Ken Liu‘s short story “Real Faces” appears in the July/August Fantasy & Science Fiction.

Nora Nadjarian‘s poem “The Name” is unFold’s 2012 Poetry Garden Show winner:

Marge Simon‘s story “The Skyman’s Daughter” is up at White Cat Publications.

Finally, editor Joanne Merriam‘s poem “Auto Biographies” (from The Glaze from Breaking) is the Winner of the July 2012 Goodreads Poetry Contest—look for it in their July 2012 newsletter.

4 July 2012

New Sun Rising

The Locus Online Roundtable continues their very nice series of posts on speculative poetry, with articles from several 140 And Counting contributors including Marge Simon and David C. Kopaska-Merkel. URB editor Joanne Merriam‘s is here: “‘Literary’ Poetry“—they are all worth checking out.

Regular readers might recall Joanne Merriam was interviewed on flash craft by flashfiction.net after her face transplant story appeared in Pank Magazine. The interview was posted in May, and they just reprinted the story yesterday: “Facial Deficits.”

140 And Counting contributor Peg Duthie has work in a cool new feminist SF poetry anthology, The Moment of Change, which also includes work by luminaries Ursula K. Le Guin, Theodora Goss, Vandana Singh, Nisi Shawl, Sonya Taaffe, and many others; Darusha Wehm has a story in the new Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine; haiku journal The Heron’s Nest contains work by Deborah P. Kolodji and Alan Summers; Berit Ellingsen‘s “The Rain On Titan,” an excerpt from The Empty City, is up in the blog for New Sun Rising, an upcoming charity anthology for Japan’s Tohoku area, which was razed by the March 2011 earthquake.

7 June 2012

we are still dancing

140 And Counting contributors:

Aurelio Rico Lopez III has released Food For The Crows, a zombie novella for the Kindle.

Peg Duthie had 5 poems in Galatea Resurrects, and reviewed four books: PARROT ON A MOTORCYCLE: ON POETIC CRAFT / Papoušek na Motocyklu: O Remsle Básnickém by Vítĕzslav Nezval; THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF MY PAST SORROW by Jesse Millner; YES, WE ARE STILL DANCING by Susan Amstater, Connie Dillman, and Jacquelyn Stroud Spier and ENJOY HOT OR ICED: POEMS IN CONVERSATION AND A CONVVERSATION by Denise Duhamel and Amy Lemmon.

Berit Ellingsen‘s mini-essay “Short Stories are Like Gems” is now up on the Atticus Review blog.

Chen-ou Liu‘s haiku appeared last week in Issa’s Untidy Hut.

Finally, the Nebula Award-winning Ken Liu was one of the contributors (with Zack Jernigan, David Anthony Durham, Aliette de Bodard and Adrian Tchaikovsky) to a roundtable interview on writing about race in speculative fiction at SF Signal.

3 June 2012

Report from the field, flashfiction.net and some 140 And Counting contributor news.

Editor Joanne Merriam was interviewed by Cathy Colborn for flashfiction.net—it went up on Monday.

As well, her “Report from the Field,” originally published in the March/April 2012 Eastword, the print newsletter of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia, is now available on their website in PDF (go to page 19).

In other news, Upper Rubber Boot is doing a free giveaway of 140 And Counting over at Goodreads! I’ll be randomly selecting up to around 50 people from the entrants and sending them a free copy. To enter, you’ll need a Goodreads account (which is free), and then just follow the instructions at the giveaway page.

140 And Counting contributor news:

Berit Ellingsen‘s “Crane Legs” is one of the stories in FlashFlood.

Chen-ou Liu had a tanka at Every Day Poets on Sunday.

David Kopaska-Merkel has been interviewed by Shelly Bryant, and his poem “Not the Home World” appeared recently at Strange Horizons.

Jim Kacian has haiku in see haiku here.

And finally, announced today: Cee Martinez‘s “Little Wooden Hands” won the 1st Annual Stella Link #FlashFiction Contest at The League of Extraordinary Authors!

23 May 2012

Poison Ore Heart

140 And Counting contributor news:

Neal Whitman‘s poetry—including a number of haiku—was featured yesterday at The Sound Of Poetry Review: An International Poetry Site for Contemporary Poets.

Contemporary Literary Review India published three ekphrastic poems by Neil Ellman last Sunday.

Everyday Genius published Berit Ellingsen‘s story “Poison Ore Heart” last Monday.

12 May 2012

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