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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies September 24, 2011 - 6:36pm

Well, we've got one of these at every other forum I'm in.

I've recently had wo stories go live.

The first is "Kiss Off" based on the Violent Femmes song. It's up at Emprise Review.

The second is "Twenty Reason to Stay and One to Leave" up at Metazen. Enjoy.

What do YOU have going on?

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun September 24, 2011 - 6:43pm

Let the record show that Richard started the first official "Official" discussion of LitReactor!

It is starting to feel like home in here.

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading September 24, 2011 - 7:03pm

The first two parts of my three-part epic album, Reading Journals, are, like, amazingly free to download.

And this is the first time I unveil the front cover of the CD, too.

http://parisandthehiltons.bandcamp.com/album/reading-journals-part-one-p...

http://parisandthehiltons.bandcamp.com/album/reading-journals-part-two-a...

Please. Download it. Otherwise nobody will.

 

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore September 25, 2011 - 5:56am

I knew we could count on Richard to get the whoring party started. Yeah!

EDIT: Though, I suppose if this entire Discussion subforum is already dedicated to self-promotion, do we need this thread specifically, or just have people create individual ones for their stuff? Maybe quick-hits that aren't as likely to spark as much discussion can go here, and bigger stuff should get their own thread.

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun September 25, 2011 - 9:24am

Yeah, we'll leave it to the community to decide how that should happen.

But I specifically added the category thinking that a lot of people are likely to have stuff to share around here. So anyone who wants to make a new discussion should be encouraged to do so.

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself September 25, 2011 - 4:39pm

This raises a question: will this zerocool subdirectory site be completely erased once the site goes live for real? I ask, because I've been putting some things out here that probably shouldn't stay (my review of one of Tietz's stories in the Writers Workshop, for example).

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break September 25, 2011 - 6:16pm

I can haz whorings?

I'll whores laterz-ish.

How 'bout them Chiefz, Gordon ;)

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Admin September 25, 2011 - 6:20pm

Caleb, we'll delete anything like that before we open the doors. 

It helps us if you put in things that you don't mind us keeping, so when we open the place isn't toally empty, but just let me know anything you want deleted and I'll make sure to get it.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies September 26, 2011 - 12:09pm

Yeah, I wasn't sure if we needed an "Official" whoring thread, since the whole sub-forum was for self promotion. Would we rather have a new thread started every time a person has something to announce (major or minor) or an offical whoring thread which resides inside a broader forum?

I don't know.

The way I saw it, smaller items could be in this thread, whereas bigger items (a new novel out, for example, or something that wants a longer, interactive discussion) could get their own thread.

Thoughts?

I'm guessing we should delete this thread then and just allow people to create new threads anytime they have a big announcement, whether it's a new story up or cover art or an award won, etc.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break September 26, 2011 - 4:31pm

Richard,

I could not be in more agreement with you.  Nothing irritates me more than an entirely new thread made because someone published a piece on their friend's Blogspot that's also doubling as a "lit mag."

Books are threadworthy.  Publications like The Missouri Review or an anthology like Warmed and Bound are threadworthy too, IMO.  Bascially, if you're in print or got paid or both, I can see a thread being made.

Otherwise, just toss it in the general whoring thread. 

That should keep the threadcount down.  The problem I see happening is users not differentiating between the two.  Perhaps there should be some kind of verbiage drawn up illustrating the difference between which publications get their own thread and which ones don't.

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Gordon Highland from Kansas City is reading Secondhand Souls by Christopher Moore September 26, 2011 - 8:20pm

Speaking of threadcount, would this be the appropriate place to promote the new line of bedding I'm endorsing? heh heh  As if my face would help sell any such product. . . "Well, he does look well-rested . . ."

I do think we'd want to help limit the cross-posting of such whorings. Post it in one place where everyone knows to look for it, and be done with it. Also, if a piece is part of a series, or if there are multiple LR contributors to a project, those seem threadworthy as well. I don't know whether I could define all those criteria specifically, but some prudence is in order, yeah.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz September 26, 2011 - 9:01pm

I'm a whore. There I said it.

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Andrew Moore from Belfast Northern Ireland is reading The Dark Tower by Stephen King October 1, 2011 - 12:18pm

If anyone has the time, please check out my darkly delightful children's book, The Unseen Chronicles of Amelia Black. 

Available in e-book form here. Free sample available too of course: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Unseen-Chronicles-Amelia-Black-ebook/dp/B005G8B7PS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1312671020&sr=8-1

 

And paperback here: http://www.lulu.com/product/paperback/the-unseen-chronicles-of-amelia-black/16662299

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Soul Consortium by Simon West-Bulford October 1, 2011 - 1:21pm

Nice to find out where the Whores are hanging! I have something coming up myself, fellow whores, this month at InfectiveINk.com, which is here: http://infectiveink.com/

-Will be posting again when my story goes live. 'Till then, will be checking out everyone else's snatch. 

The Unseen Chronicles of Amelia Black looks mighty interesting...

 

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rpcvlawson from California is reading The Night Circus October 1, 2011 - 1:45pm

I'd like to throw out info for the flash fiction and anthology contests we're running at KazkaPress.net. We're looking for your writing, and we're paying you a little bit for it.

Monthly Flash Ficiton Contest: http://kazkapress.wordpress.com/flash-fiction-contest/ ($7.13 a story)

Bronies Anthology: http://kazkapress.wordpress.com/submissions/ ($10 a story)

Best,

L. Lambert Lawson

www.llambertlawson.com

www.kazkapress.net

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Nick Wilczynski from Greensboro, NC is reading A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin October 1, 2011 - 2:27pm

I just published my first book: Upright Citizens

It is about culture war, political division, and the struggle to see good in your enemies, told from the perspective of a group of socialist Marijuana growers and dealers as a conservative biker gang attempts to evict them from their town.

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/88089

I also have a large number of short stories, which can be found in the links section at mentalc4.wordpress.com

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 1, 2011 - 3:43pm

Obviously, I have to whore out Warmed and Bound since it's basically the most stacked anthology to come out in a while.

Craig Clevenger, Stephen Graham Jones, and Blake Butler are in there, just to name a few.

Official site: http://www.warmedandbound.com/

 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 April 12, 2012 - 8:56am

Edited due to stupidity.

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Anthony David J... from The Internet is reading two or three books at once. October 4, 2011 - 6:18pm

http://www.gatherkindling.com/see-kindling

You should subscribe to this awesome anit-zine lite-zine.

My story, Negative, got accepted over there. I notice on the contents page it is listed as Negative #6, as per my habit of denoting the revision step I am on with each successive iteration. This was merely my 6th rewrite, but that is neither here nor there. 

You should all be submitting here as well. Great new market to get your name out, and really, a cool concept all around. Cheap as hell to subscribe to, BTW.

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Anthony David J... from The Internet is reading two or three books at once. October 5, 2011 - 7:30pm

Also, look forward to my essay, No Quarter, at An American Atheist this Saturday. 

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Mhammer from Wisconsin is reading Spindle's End October 5, 2011 - 9:32pm

I guess I'll be brave and whore out (gods, that sounds bad) the first thing I ever published: a short story that I wrote back in high school, polished up recently and then self-published just to start getting my name out into the world. 

Vatican Vamps: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/73599

I wrote it for a creative writing course when the teacher told us that we had to remain in reality for this project as it was too hard to write a fantasy short story in the real world in under 10 pages.  Of course, I had to show her wrong, and after completing the required research for the class on a city of my choosing, this is what I wrote.

I know it's not the best, but I guess that's why I'm here! :)

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Maryam Adel from United States of America is reading Marvel 1602 October 5, 2011 - 9:30pm

Will do as soon as I write something that I can feel the smallest bit proud in...

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Mhammer from Wisconsin is reading Spindle's End October 5, 2011 - 9:32pm

Yamnah, I've yet to find a day when that comes.  Easiest thing I've found is to just try to be brave and dive in with both feet.  I'm sure you're great!

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 6, 2011 - 11:50am

Woo! I have something new to whore.

Thunderdome is running a collection of spooky stories throughout October. Creepy, haunted kinds of stories. Here's the list. There's a few names that some of you will be familiar with.

October 3: Sterling Road by Daniel Donche
October 6: Passersby by Christian Williams
October 10: 2X2L Calling PQ by Kristopher Monroe
October 12: Broken Things in a Box by DB Cox
October 17: Where the Horror Is by Martin Garrity
October 19: With All Fine Corpses by Katheryn Soverane
October 24: Needlemen of New Orleans by Matthew C Funk
October 26: Johnny Be Gone by Alexandria Ali
October 28: Order of the Ficus by Bob Pastorella

Gonna be some good stuff!

 

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself October 6, 2011 - 6:51pm

This isn't exactly a proper whoring, I don't think, but Spinetingler Magazine posted a review of my story Click-Clack (from Warmed and Bound) today. I'm floored. These are such kind words. Here's a few of the most flattering lines:

Click-Clack by Caleb J. Ross is attuned to these mortal rhythms, and makes them sing seamlessly in a narrative that is as much a ballad as it is lyrical prose. This vignette is a song masquerading as short story. It achieves this with a brilliance as flawless as any modern masterpiece of music.

Ross crafts wondrously illustrated personalities. Jack and Ernie are vivid as both symbols in a fable and people in a beautiful and brutal struggle.

This deep understanding of the dynamic between father and son is just one aspect of Click-Clack’s beauty. Ross also infuses the work with flourishes of consonance, rhyming words in a subtle way that make the power of rhythm a real force for the reader…His rhythms run through it like tides. They rise and fade in the writing like the passing of trains.

Click-Clack hits all the right notes. It is a pin-point, sad-hearted portrait of the track of birth and death that fathers and sons must follow. It took on speed, swept me up and kept echoing after it passed…Do not miss this train.

Read the full review at Spintingler Magazine. While there, take in some other words about stories from Warmed and Bound.

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Anthony David J... from The Internet is reading two or three books at once. October 8, 2011 - 6:01am

This shoudl go live later this morning: No Quarter

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading October 8, 2011 - 8:26am

The entirety of my band's "lit-rock" album, based on the work of Faulkner, is now available for free (or at a name-your-own-price deal, if you want to pay for it).

It feels good to get this thing off my back at last.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 12, 2011 - 11:52am

The results for The Pitch's Best of 2011 just came out.  I beat the fucking library!  How does that happen? 

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Christian Williams from Hyde Park, NY is reading Heart Shaped Box by Joe Hill October 12, 2011 - 5:13pm

Woo! I have something new to whore.

Thunderdome is running a collection of spooky stories throughout October. Creepy, haunted kinds of stories. Here's the list. There's a few names that some of you will be familiar with.

October 3: Sterling Road by Daniel Donche

October 6: Passersby by Christian Williams

October 10: 2X2L Calling PQ by Kristopher Monroe

October 12: Broken Things in a Box by DB Cox

October 17: Where the Horror Is by Martin Garrity

October 19: With All Fine Corpses by Katheryn Soverane

October 24: Needlemen of New Orleans by Matthew C Funk

October 26: Johnny Be Gone by Alexandria Ali

October 28: Order of the Ficus by Bob Pastorella

 

My debut story http://thundadome.com/index.php?option=com_k2&view=item&id=135:passersby&Itemid=56

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. October 13, 2011 - 2:03am

I see no whores here (except maybe chester). I'll just be moving on then.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 13, 2011 - 2:37am

@ Christian Williams

Congrats on the debut, man. Nice little piece.

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PROleary from central NJ is reading anything and everything October 13, 2011 - 6:24am

I must join in!

My Website, which contains my publications and short films and other things: www.proleary.com

My film review website, which I was I use to make sure I get some quick writing practice in: www.reelfriction.com

 

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Anthony David J... from The Internet is reading two or three books at once. October 16, 2011 - 6:52pm

The results for The Pitch's Best of 2011 just came out.  I beat the fucking library!  How does that happen?

Brandon, that's fucking awesome. I want you to come out to the West Coast for a few months and teach me your ways. 

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club October 16, 2011 - 8:35pm

This is how I'm saving money for college: an eBay t-shirt store that my boyfriend and I run.

I just know there's some shirts here that you'd like to take a look at.  ;)

This isn't whoring my writing, so much as means to allow me to write... so that I may whore my writing!

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 16, 2011 - 8:40pm

When Life Slips You A Jeffrey

Stroke The Furry Wall

Raelyn, how does it work? Someone just buys a T-shirt on your LOLZ thingy and you get dough?

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club October 16, 2011 - 8:50pm

My boyfriend works in a printing shop where he makes the shirts, and I package them and send them out.  Just like any eBay store, the profits go to the seller, in this case me and my boyfriend.  It's basically how we manage rent, and my college fund.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 17, 2011 - 1:26pm

My haunted house tale went live at thunderdome. Good fun I hope.

It's the same version that was put up in the workshop here in that first week, and there might now be plans knocking around in my head to expand this one day.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 19, 2011 - 7:25am

 

I've been included in a themed anthology (on setting) that was put out by the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography called Amsterdamned If You Do.  Jason Pettus and his team make the books from scratch in-house, so they're pretty cool.

They're also available in e-format on a "pay what you want" system.  For more info, go HERE

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TomorrowHill from Newfoundland, Canada is reading your mind. You like Castlevania, don't you? October 19, 2011 - 8:24am

Hey all,

My short story, Kill Screen, has just been published in the latest issue of Murky Depths. If you're looking for a kick-ass mix of art and prose, this is the magazine for you. Head over to www.murkydepths.com and pick up a copy! I mean, come on, it's a story about a killer video game! What more do you people want? :) 

 

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Soul Consortium by Simon West-Bulford October 19, 2011 - 9:52am

Fuckin' aye! Congratulations Chris, Brandon and Martin -I will be buying and checking all of those out. I can also vouch, having read Kill Screen -that it kicks ass. Raelyn, do you have any links to your store? 

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Raelyn from California is reading The Liars' Club October 19, 2011 - 10:23am

Hmm, I had a link there earlier.  Here's the URL: http://stores.ebay.com/lolzshirts

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz October 19, 2011 - 7:45pm

Good Job Martin, B.T. and C.L.C. Will read.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Soul Consortium by Simon West-Bulford October 21, 2011 - 7:48am

My newest flash fiction piece, "No Fly Zone," went live today at InfectiveINk.com.

http://infectiveink.com/

And when I say flash fiction, I mean the shortest I've written -it's just a little something based on one of their prompts. It's also not too dark or violent which my stuff tends to be, with the exception of "Another Empty Nest" at Six Minute Magazine. Has to do with drinking. 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 21, 2011 - 12:17pm

^congrats, nathan

To say thanks to everyone that has supported my work, FREE today only, is my 8,000 word short story "Victimized"

http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/51495

The code is YQ37B.

"As tough, ass-kicking and twisted as fiction gets."—Donald Ray Pollock. "One of the best pieces of bad-ass, hard-core apocalyptic noir I've read in a while."—Scott Phillips "A brutal little ass-kick of a story."—Craig Davidson "A horrifying vision. It isn't pretty and it isn't for everyone, but the best work never is."—Rob Roberge

(A shorter version originally ran in Murky Depths #14).

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 21, 2011 - 1:01pm

@ Nath & Richard

Nice one, guys. These and Chris's podcast story are going to be my bedtime reading for tonight. (posting from my phone at the moment)

Seems a good day for Litreactor folk and their promotions.

Edit - Also, Brandon, I must have missed your post until now. Shall check that one out too.

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions October 24, 2011 - 4:57am

My short story "Sae" just went live in CrimeFactory #8, if you're up for a bit of Tokyo noir:

http://www.crimefactoryzine.com/main/Home.html

(if you're wondering about the odd hyphens early on, so am I--appears to be a formatting error...)

 

And as bonus for all you book clubbers, Nik Korpon's in the same issue discussing his novel Stay God (with spoiler alerts).

 

And as if that weren't enough, if I'm not mistaken you can jump into CrimeFactory #7 to find a story by our esteemed threadstarter Mr. Richard Thomas (it doesn't appear to be catalogued yet, but I'm sure will be shortly).

 

Whores galores...

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit October 24, 2011 - 6:59am

Raelyn, I'll be buying at least three of your shirts very soon. Probably "Project Mayhem," "Jack's Comlete Lack of Surprise," and the V for Vendetta one. Or "It's a trap!" Anyway, very nice. Best of luck with the project.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 24, 2011 - 7:08am

Two things went live this morning.

1. I wrote a column for Erin Reel's THE LIT COACH, on focus, and epiphanies.

2. A great review for Warmed and Bound is now live up at The Rumpus.

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Dave Hanson from Connecticut is reading Incredibly pulpy fantasy and sci-fi October 24, 2011 - 10:32am

"Start One" by D. Scott Hanson (by me). Currently have four chapters in the LitReactor gauntlet. It's a completed novel that needs your spit polish or acid bath, depending.

I NEED YOUR HELP. Please review.

Whoring,

Dave

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 24, 2011 - 6:01pm

Nov. 16th I'll be competing in Literary Death Match.

Doors open at 7:30p/show will start at 8:30p (sharp)

Happening at The Brick, 1727 McGee in KCMO

**click the link above for more details**

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break October 24, 2011 - 3:13pm

"Gourmet" from the upcoming Vanity collection is now live at The Nervous Breakdown HERE.