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“Writing is alone, yes, but I don’t think it’s lonely” – Atwood

The print edition of Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days is now available on Amazon as well as at a handful of independents:

And!! we’re doing a giveaway of ten copies over at Goodreads.

 

Apocalypse Now contributor Margaret Atwood was featured in Wired for her latest project, Fanado. She was also interviewed yesterday in The Rumpus, and will appear at a free, public event at University of Calgary for Valentine’s Day.

Tobias Carroll and R. Stephen Shodin discussed Brian Evenson‘s fiction for Vol. 1 Brooklyn, and TSP: The official blog of The Story Prize interviewed him.

blackdahlia T. R. Hummer was interviewed by Meg Pokrass and had 3 poems in Slate this month.

Joyce Carol OatesBlack Dahlia & White Rose was reviewed last week in The New York Times Sunday Book Review.

 

140 And Counting contributor Dawn Corrigan had a story (“Force Majeure“) in The Dying Goose.

Ken Liu talked about translating Chinese science fiction into English.

Jonathan Pinnock‘s Dot Dash was reviewed at The Independent, and his poem “This is Just To Be Meta” went up at The Pygmy Giant.

dotdash

21 January 2013

the end is nigh

Apocalypse Now will be released in ebook form online this Friday! Are you excited? We sure as heckfire are. I’ve been talking with the printer (the urbane Sheridan Press) and the limited edition print copies should be ready to ship any moment now, too.

(I watched Groundhog Day last night, and have been saying “sure as heckfire” all day.)

Contributor Maggie Smith was featured last Friday in Technique Talk at Columbus Alive.

Simone Muench received an NEA award for her poetic work Wolf Centos, some of which appears in the anthology.

TR Hummer‘s Available Surfaces: Essays on Poesis is reviewed in Inside Higher Ed.

Kelly Link‘s “Catskin” (also her story in Apocalypse Now) appeared in the December 2012 Lightspeed Magazine, alongside an author spotlight of Brian Evenson and “The Perfect Match” by 140 And Counting contributor Ken Liu… who also has two stories (“The Postman” and “Always Here“) in the November 2012 Intergalactic Medicine Show.

Finally, 140 And Counting contributor Stella Pierides self-published her poetry book In the Garden of Absence, and her “roaring traffic,” “whistling through” and “a thousand times” appeared in With Cherries on Top.

18 December 2012

kickstarting the apocalypse

It’s been longer than usual since our last update (so look at all the links to read below! ALL THE READING!), because we’ve been completely absorbed with our Kickstarter campaign for Apocalypse Now: Poems and Prose from the End of Days!

The aim of this campaign is to release limited edition collectible paperbacks for you bibliophiles, your family, and your friends just in time for the holidays. Your orders will aid in the creation of a real, physical, bona fide, corporeal thing you can hold and flip through and show off to friends and read intently and bludgeon zombies with when the bullets run out. You can get ebooks for $2 less than they’ll retail, or the print edition (or both!) here.

 

News for Apocalypse Now contributors: the most recent issue of Abyss & Apex has a poem by Tina Connolly; The Brown Daily Herald published a Faculty profile: Q&A with Brian Evenson; T.R. Hummer has seven poems in Blackbird‘s Fall 2012 issue, and Nicky Beer has in the same issue an essay on poets in fiction; Hummer is also featured in Prairie Schooner; and, Chet Weise was featured in Coldfront.

News for 140 And Counting contributors: Ken Liu just won the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award for his touching short story “Paper Menagerie“! You can read it here. Liu is also translating Volume One of the Three-Body Trilogy (《三体》) by Liu Cixin (刘慈欣), and live-tweeting about it with the #threebody hashtag. Also, another 140 contributor, David M. Harris‘s poem “Bed, 3 A.M.” appeared in Your Daily Poem last week; and, Marge Simon has a poem in Abyss & Apex.

Finally, URB editor Joanne Merriam had a short story (“The Candy Aisle“) in the latest issue of The Journal of Unlikely Entomology.

14 November 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

“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

Higgs Boson History

140 And Counting contributor news:

Bone Orchard Poetry: An Explorative Blogzine of the Bleak/ Surreal/ the Dark/ Absurd and the Experimental… has published Neil Ellman‘s “Suddenly the Lights.”

Haiku News has Chen-ou Liu on the Higgs Boson—plus, Liu has a haibun in Every Day Poets.

Ken Liu has made his Hugo-nominated novella “The Man Who Ended History” available online (pdf)! His “The Silk Merchant” is in Apex Magazine this month.

And, in other news, Upper Rubber Boot is now on tumblr.

12 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

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