^damn, brandon, that's impressive, both counts, off to tweet/fb and support my brother here
Awesome, man. Thanks, I appreciate it.
I finally got to hear a dubstep remix of one of my songs.
My life is complete.
I should probably get more involved on this site. but then I saw the word WHORING and I just had to put my 2 cents in... regardless of how those pennies were earned. :)
It Isn't Slutty If You're Wearing Pearls
What I did for love - and guerilla marketing - here.
I know a writer named Edmund Colell. Your name gave me a double-take,
I'm going to step in, lift up the hem of my skirt and show off my fishnets a little...
I have an essay featured in this book:
It's a craft book, with tutorials and what not, but there are some good essays speckled in there, including mine (credited Renee Asher). I wrote about Nintendo and Atari becoming fashion statements.
Also, I was a regular contributor to this website: http://www.geekcrafts.com that was one of the sites that inspired the above book. I may be going back to the site in the New Year.
Dark Highlands, Vol. 3 is now available in paperback from Amazon. Includes my short story, "La Boca del Diablo."
nicely done guys. wow, lots of talent here.
Solarcide just underwent a pretty heavy makeover in time to coincide with a very cool development.
Mr Nathan Pettigrew (nathan here, claudelives at the cult) is now my offical partner in crime. He's going to be joining me in the quest to make the site an awesome hideout for writers. We have some cool plans for special guest content for the future. Also, Nathan's stories are linked up in the Published Work section.
Would love for you peoples to take a peek.
Would love it even more if you subscribe to the site.
I'm rebuilding the links page at the moment, you guys that have websites may very well find you way onto the list.
And please remember we are always going to be happy to look at guest content, so if you think you have something that might suit then feel free to send it over.
More info about the changes here.
Our latest guest story at Solarcide went live today -a great short called "20% Off" from Dakota Taylor, who some of you may know from the workshop. Dakota is a freelance writer from Louisville, Kentucky, and studied fiction under LitReactor's own Mark Vanderpool and Craig Clevenger.
The story rocks -Check it out here: http://solarcide.com/special-guest-content/guest-stories/20-off-by-dakota-taylor/
I'm going to submit one of my stories to an agent. Can you guys help me make it the best that it can be? I'll put a link to the workshop, and my email. Thanks so much if you do, I'd do the same for any of you guys.
Just released our first really shamelessly poppy single.
Is fishnets that cute little blondie you've been hanging with as of late?
Indeed, we used to date a couple of years ago and we still hang out a lot.
Fine I will whore. I have several stories on the old cult website I wouldn't mind reviews on and don't really want to use my new points posting old stories so if anyone wants to read them they are on thecult.com and under aliensoul77. You can pm me here for my personal email addy so you can send your review. I think its fair to pimp those since im a paying member here and posted those as a paying member there.
Thrilled to announce that I'll have a short story collection coming out with Snubnose Press in 2012. Still working on the title, but it will definitely be my noir and neo-noir leaning work. Maybe even a story you've never seen before. SP is doing great work with Sandra Ruttan, Keith Rawson, Nik Korpon, Craig Wallwork and others. This will be an eBook only, no print.
To celebrate my upcoming birthday and my big announcement about Snubnose Press, I'm giving away 1 copy of the hardcover signed, limited edition of Transubstantiate. It comes with lots of extras. Spread the word. Ends December 11th, so you'll get this in time for Christmas!
Congratualions Richard! An awesome achievement, and not the least bit surprised...
I am going to put together an anthology of stories about mental illness. Its called Necrophobia, read the thread for more details.
thanks matt, appreciate that.
Martin Garrity and I have some great news regarding Solarcide—We conducted an interview with Caleb J. Ross, author of Stranger Will—a novel that shocked and impressed readers upon release in March of this year. Mr. Ross has since received a notable amount of attention and critical acclaim, and more importantly, he’s seen his reader base expand.
His new novel, I Didn’t Mean to be Kevin, is available this month, and the author behind "domestic grotesque" was gracious enough to discuss his work with us in great detail. You can read our interview right here.
My review of Kate Zambreno's GREEN GIRL is now live at The Nervous Breakdown. Emergency Press and Kate Zambreno are doing great things. Just read with her and Joshua Mohr here in Chicago, great time. Funny, dark and sexy book—my favorite combination.
The ebook version of my book is due out in only a couple of weeks, hard back March 2012. Hopefully it will make enough money for me n my mom to have seperate beds...
I'm thrilled to announce that I am the winner of the One Buck Horror and Cafe Doom fiction contest. Honored and humbled. My story "Wicker Park Pause" will be published with them in the near future and a little prize money goes in the coffers as well.
Check out Solarcide! I'm Dakota if you didn't know.
My review of Wild Life by Kathy Fish is now live at Outsider Writers Collective. Loved this slim volume of touching, bittersweet stories.
Our Litreactor pal, Jay Slayton-Joslin, is our newest guest over at Solarcide. Nicely timed to fit with his other big news about the Thunderdome anthology.
His flash/short story, Bordello, can be viewed here. You should check it out. Then you should subscribe to the site ;) We have lots of other good stuff planned.
-p.s.- cheers Jay!
In an unrelated note, I have a story up at Solarcide!
BLACK FRIDAY on Red Fez.
Sorry for the link, but for whatever reason, I'm just not able to make my links look pretty here. This is for Thundadome Writers Collective first print edition: In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words. Featuring a lot of names you already know, and some fresh faces too. Check it out.
@Brandon--nice story, very disturbing.
As a Machine and Parts by Caleb J. Ross is now available for Pre-Order from Aqueous Books -Mr. Ross talked a little about As a Machine and Parts in his interview with us at Solarcide a couple of weeks back, among other great things, which you can check out here: http://solarcide.com/special-guest-content/guest-interviews/the-digital-age-of-domestic-grotesque-an-interview-with-caleb-j-ross/
And for a short time, you can also get a FREE copy of his collection, Murmurs, when you buy any of his books. See his website for more details: http://www.calebjross.com/works/booklength/murmurs-gathered-stories-vol-one/ and go to the Aqueous Books website if you want to Pre-Order As a Machine and Parts: http://aqueousbooks.com/publications.htm
I think this is one of the most intimidating threads on this entire site, it is really cool to see the amount of talent we have here.
@ Renee - Nah, it's not intimidating. This is the whoring thread, ain't nothing but love here. Dirty sticky love. Heh.
If you got anything you would like people to check out you should post it here, after all that's what the thread is for.
Speaking of which,
Our Litreactor buddy, Bradley Sands, is the newest special guest to join us for a little chat over at Solarcide.
We discuss the weird and wonderful world of Bizarro, along with his books such as Rico Slade WIll Fucking Kill You and the brand new Please Do Not Shoot Me In The Face.
He's a funny guy. You can read a bit more here.
My Story is live at Bizarro Central: http://bizarrocentral.com/2011/12/01/flash-fiction-friday-the-omniscient...
I have something unrelated I really need to whore, and I figure this is the best place.
I have gotten involved with an amazing collaborative art project focusing on bridging the gap between the military and civilian communities through a neat little phenom known as the "art car". We're up for a grant to get things rolling and the voting period is only a week long, so if you could spare 20-30 seconds to vote for us, it would mean the world!
See - told you it wasn't so scary once you jump in. You shall have some extra votes now!!
Admittedly the site doesn't work properly with the outdated browser on my work's computer. So you'll have to wait until I get home for this particular vote. It shall come though.
Thanks a million! We're really excited about the project and the 5 grand would make all the difference!
ETA: I did whore a little craft book upthread before I said it was intimidating ;)
Okay, wow, normally I'm rather underwhelmed by the promotional efforts of my publisher, but this one is a steal.
Five books (yeah, in paperback--none of that electronic shit) for $50.
Transubstantiate by Richard Thomas
Stay God by Nik Korpon
Stranger Will by Caleb J. Ross
We Are Oblivion by Michael Sonbert
Out of Touch by Brandon Tietz
I went ahead and hyperlinked everyone's name to their site. Also, every single title has either been a LitReactor or Cult official book club selection.
Check out the deal HERE.
The literary brat pack, huh? So are you Judd Nelson or Ally Sheedy?
Alien, you're just jelous you can't get a table at Dorsia.
How long is that offer valid for?
I think because I'm the only one that played organized sports that makes me Estevez by default.
Dakota, I'm not sure about how long it will last. Only found out about it today.
Dorsia is the bomb! I'm into murders and executions mostly.
Btw, we are having a secret santa book draw in another thread. If you want to trust your fellow literati to choose a book for you, you buy someone a book and they buy you one. The price limit is 15 dollars so it won't cost a lot out of pocket or you could even send them a book you already have. The only real requirement is that it is transgressive/dark fiction. It will be fun, consider signing up under the Secret Santa thread. Deadline is Dec. 12th. (this would also be a nice way to support the writers of litreactor who Brandon mentions above by buying their books and gifting them).
Looks like InfectiveINk.com has reposted my flash piece, “No Fly Zone,” on their Home Page, which is a first for me. Very cool of those guys. This originally went live in October and I'm not sure how many days it's back up for —they reposted on Friday sometime and I imagine the December prompts are going up soon, but either way, you can find my short in the archives http://infectiveink.com/?p=163 and you should check out the other great stories at InfectiveINk.com. There’s a lot of talent there.
Venturini, Ross, Joslin, Sands. I won't lie, I feel pretty cool sharing Solarcide's front page with them. Drop by and comment over there, or you could always buy Martin and Nathan a round of beers. I have to whore myself here, because well, people on Facebook don't read.
I wrote a story. It is about flies.