Friday, November 30, 2012

AWP Intro Journals Nomination

Looks like the "Art-Making in the Technosphere" collaboration that I edited and co-wrote (see my November 4th post) has been nominated for the AWP Intro Journals award. A pretty nice compliment whether it wins or not. So yeah...this is basically just a braggart post...sue me. I deserve one of those every now and then. Congrats and good luck to the rest of my co-authors on this project.

Monday, November 26, 2012

New Short(s) Published on Slit your Wrists E-Zine

Looks like I'm getting behind on my own self-promotion. I had a couple of flash fiction pieces published by the Slit Your Wrists E-Zine about 3 weeks ago and didn't even realize it (to clarify...I knew they were publishing it, but I didn't know it had already happened so quickly after they informed me). Whoopsie...
Anyways, I am pretty fond of these two semi-related shorts, so it's good to see someone else appreciated them enough to share them with the world. The two shorts are called "Cuerpo en el Dolor" and "Cuerpo en el Placer." You can check them out here:

Enjoy...leave comments or something. Let me know I'm not just randomly vomiting into cyberspace here.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Collaboration Published in Fiction International

A few months back, I was involved in a collaborative effort with a few of my fellow MFA colleagues. The ever-supportive Professor Hal Jaffe decided he wanted to publish these in the upcoming edition of Fiction International, which has a theme of "Real Time/Virtual." While there is a print version forthcoming, the texts have just been published on the Fiction International Wordpress blog, so you can go ahead and preview those here:

My sections are the two that begin with "Dear Sirs of Happy Coupling..." and "I wanted to rip my eyes out." While there are eight total authors in the collaboration, my pieces are direct collaborations with Randall Lahrman, whose segments immediately follow both of mine. You will eventually see something else from Randall on Subvertbia (as soon as I can bug him enough to find the time to write a short horror story for me. Hurry up, dude!).

As a side note, I also managed the developmental editing on this project. I think it came out quite well, and that everyone was able to bring their "A" game on this one!