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jyh from VA is reading whatever he feels like April 23, 2012 - 9:17am

^thirded

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. April 23, 2012 - 12:05pm

Congrats Richard. Pop the champagne! 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 23, 2012 - 1:28pm

thanks, guys. i'm pretty stoked. we're hitting up some great presses, places i never could have approached without an agent. wish me luck, i'll need it. 

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. April 24, 2012 - 7:21pm

Okay, I already whored this in the Surreal Grotesque thread but I have to whore it again.  This cover is too awesome not to double whore.

This issue has stories by Richard Thomas, Bradley Sands, Gregori Black, Jason Van Horn, Dakota Taylor and yes, even me.

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself April 24, 2012 - 8:07pm

Quite nice. Quite, indeed.

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading April 24, 2012 - 8:29pm

Nothing to whore of my own, but I did get "written up" today in a very flattering way...

To quote... "This guy is like the second coming of something I didn’t even know we all needed."

 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 24, 2012 - 9:11pm

love that cover, alien. very cool, Fylh, you're the man, always. 

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself April 27, 2012 - 1:03pm

You guys know Phil, right? Phil, that guy who does things. Well, my second (of infinity) article is now live over at his Slothrop blog. It's good. I look Writer's Block in the eye and tell it to fuck off.

Here's a taste of the fuck-off-ery:

Writer’s block has nothing to do with motivation (if the story is working, you’ll have plenty of motivation). It has nothing to do with a weak plot (plenty of great books are weak on plot; The Great Gatsby is “guy moves into a house next to rich guy”…that’s about it). It has nothing to do with your own seemingly problematic writing environment (Chuck Palahniuk wrote Choke while bound up in a hospital bed; you aren’t allowed to complain). Most of the time writer’s block is simply your brain’s reaction to a weakness in your story.

Read here: Writer’s Block is Just an Excuse for Broken Storytelling

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JonnyGibbings April 26, 2012 - 2:12pm

Oddly, after getting all pissy that I gave a big box of books away (at a skate park) rather than keep em after a reading, publisher is doing a promo on my book... (same thing?).

Anyhoo, if anyofyabitches want to read somfim dumb but funny, with uniporns in it, the Kindle ebook thingy is on offer at the moment. 77p or $1.24 on the nazi bookshop killing intercunt site:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Malice-in-Blunderland-ebook/dp/B006H5WPBO/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1335477482&sr=1-1

Cos it's not worth the full price lol!

 

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Alex Kane from west-central Illinois is reading Dark Orbit April 26, 2012 - 3:06pm

I just published this interview with Hugo, Nebula, and Campbell Award nominee Brad R. Torgersen, which should be of interest to anyone who enjoys reading science fiction or at least watching science fiction films:

"An Insider's View: Brad R. Torgersen on Military Science Fiction, the Courage to Hope, and the Magic of Storytelling," at www.alexjkane.com.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 27, 2012 - 12:45pm

 

My dark little bit of magical realism, "Fireflies," is included in Polluto 9, just out. This is from Dog Horn Publishing, they do some wild stuff.

http://polluto.com/issues/issues.html

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner April 28, 2012 - 8:01am

Hey, mates!

Tokyo-based Australian writer Andrez Bergen here, author of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat - thought I'd let you know I recently finished my second novel, One Hundred Years of Vicissitude, this time with the focus on Japan (plus a little bit of Melbourne), from 1929 on into the near future. A mix of surrealism, mystery, a smattering of dystopia/steampunk, a tad hard-boiled, and there's sci-fi (kind of) in there as well.

This one will be published (in paperback & ebook) via new imprint Perfect Edge Books, in the second half of 2012.

Anyway, here's the synopsis:

"First up, a disclaimer. I suspect I am a dead man. I have meagre proof, no framed-up certification, nothing to toss in a court of law as evidence of a rapid departure from the mortal coil. I recall a gun was involved, pressed up against my skull, and a loud explosion followed."

Thus begins our narrator in a purgatorial tour through twentieth-century Japanese history, with a ghostly geisha who has seen it all as a guide and a corrupt millionaire as her reluctant companion. Thrown into the milieu are zeppelins, A‐bombs, 1940s Japan, '70s Melbourne, a mystery, an eight-headed dragon, Red Riding Hood, King Arthur, comic books, and saké.

;)

And here's the hack trailer I put together:

All the very best, etc, etc.

A.

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Brandon from KCMO is reading Made to Break April 28, 2012 - 11:08am

Big reading coming up.  Posting this early to give any out-of-towners some advance notice.

Check out the Facebook event for more details.

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself April 28, 2012 - 3:31pm

Excited about this one, Andrez. I just broke the 50% mark on TSMG and am still very much enjoying it. I'll give it another couple of hours tonight, I think.

And the reading, yes, it shall be great. Note Phil Jourdan, Brandon Tietz, Gordon Highland, and that d-bag Caleb J. Ross will be there. If anyone else from Litreactor makes it, just tell me at the event and I will buy you 2 of whatever drink you want. Seriously. But you have to prove that it's you.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 28, 2012 - 7:44pm

cool, all of that. way to go guys.

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself April 29, 2012 - 11:45am

I'm actually whoring a story this time, not a video or blog post/article. Yay me.


Live at Slit Your Wrists Magazine, my story Sebaceous. My stories get creepier and creepier.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 29, 2012 - 5:35pm

 

Richard Godwin, author of Mr. Glamour, interviewed me over at his blog. A great discussion about identity, publishing, transgressions, ebooks, reality, sex, sadism, violence...the usual stuff.

http://www.richardgodwin.net/author-interviews-extensive/chin-wag-at-the...

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. April 29, 2012 - 5:43pm

Damn good interview.  

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 29, 2012 - 6:32pm

thanks, howie. he gave me some wild questions, was a lot of fun.

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. April 30, 2012 - 12:24pm

My review for American Psycho is live at http://www.slityourwristsmagazine.com

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. May 1, 2012 - 8:08am

I have a story in issue 9 of Blink Ink Magazine with Jay-Slayton Joslin and some other cool droogs. 

Only 2 dollars! XD

http://www.blink-ink.com/

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 May 1, 2012 - 1:39pm

//SUPER WHORE MODE ENGAGE_

SYWzine recently had an article on an upcoming rockabilly group called Saint Dallas and The Sinners. You can check out my review of the guys, their debut video, and get to their reverbnation from here.

Koffin Kats interview confirmed. 

We will be covering SHIT @&!%ors Say with a professional photographer.

We'll be doing a before publication review of Andrez's(author of Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat) 2nd novel. Dakota did his very first review. Caleb has a story up on the site. And we love you, all of you.

~http://slityourwristsmagazine.com/

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 May 1, 2012 - 1:55pm

Oh, how could I forget! After some of our bigger interviews come in and we catch up in reviews I'll be looking to take somebody on to help me go over pieces in SubmishMash, can't offer you anything other than showing off your Facebook page as a widget, but if the site ever really takes off it secures your spot. You can message me if you're interested, but don't be offended if I pick someone else or change my mind on this.

I will be launching a Kickstarter with all kinds of cool trinkets like SYWzine t-shirts made by a local printing business, free copies of my upcoming Elliott Smith tribute poetry book "See You In Heaven", and much more! All donations will go toward site upgrades and equipment.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, SYWzine is looking to get some forum space of its own in the near future, fret not LitReactor, I'm not turning into your competition! Haha. The forum will be INVITE ONLY and the only way to get in is to be featured on the site somehow. Invites will be in acceptance letter emails for all contributing authors.  It might be awhile on this unless I make a cheapo forum and it will be a smallish crowd, but with the growth of the site it will become quite the melting pot of collaboration. 

 

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself May 1, 2012 - 3:33pm

Cool stuff all, Laurance.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. May 1, 2012 - 3:36pm

That does all sound pretty swell Laurance. Kudos.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 May 1, 2012 - 4:11pm

Thanks, guys. And if you were wondering about the photographer he did the black and white photographs for my first featured music article on the site for Jordan Martyr.

These Koffin Kats guys are pretty crazy too, if you like any horror punk or psychobilly you'd like 'em. The frontman does both the vocals and plays the stand-up bass. Plus they're playing a show here in Joplin June 15th so we might just be doing our first full concert event coverage then as well.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) May 1, 2012 - 7:02pm

hi :) this went live today. here's the interview with Stephen Graham Jones: 

http://curiousinterviews.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/stephen-graham-jones/

here's the facebook page for Curiouser and Curiouser updates:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Curiouser-and-Curiouser/304516562938553

it's awesome. because of Stephen. and next week is awesome because of Craig. and so on in this fashion, because none of these writers seem capable of being uninteresting. under the AUTHORS tab on the site is a photo collage of some of the upcoming interviewees, more to come :)

- amanda

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. May 1, 2012 - 9:02pm

http://issuu.com/thankeeka/docs/surrealgrotesquefirstissue

 

The First Issue of Surreal Grotesque is out!

We also have an official webspace:  www.surrealgrotesque.com

Yes, you have to sign up for issuu to read it but it literally takes one click to sign up with your facebook account and then you say yes I'm over 18 and I am allowed to see perverted things and it will let you in.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies May 1, 2012 - 9:37pm

^what he said.

My story "Vision Quest" is in the debut issue of SURREAL GROTESQUE. It looks great, tons of excellent artwork, and stories by Bradley Sands, Grigori Black, Dakota Taylor, and many other authors.

Website:http://www.surrealgrotesque.com/
ISSUU http://vertigoschism77.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/surrealgrotesque.jpg

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. May 2, 2012 - 3:47am

 

We kick off May over at Solarcide with a follow-up to our interview with bizarro author Tony Rauch.

His short story, My Life In A Brutalist Concrete Bunker (The Reflections), is a sneak peek inside his brand new collection, As I Floated In The Jar, which will be coming out soon.

You should definitely check it out.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks May 2, 2012 - 5:22am

Dark River Press put out their first anthology collection of stories, which features my short story "A Song For John". Five bucks for a couple hundred pages of horror goodness! Get some suckers.

http://www.amazon.com/Tales-From-River-Volume-ebook/dp/B007ZDMPPI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1335964658&sr=8-1

 

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks May 2, 2012 - 5:23am

Write a review and I'll send you pictures of my cock. I'll do whatever it takes to get some fucking heat around here!

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. May 2, 2012 - 7:23am

My book reviews and short story K-6 are featured in Surreal Grotesque Magazine.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies May 2, 2012 - 11:22am

^Way to go, Typo. congratulations, looks great.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound May 2, 2012 - 11:41am

Me and Dakota are in the new issue of Blink-Ink

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies May 2, 2012 - 1:33pm

 

My new Storyville column is up. I dissect one of my stories, the Pushcart nominated "Twenty Reasons to Stay and One to Leave," to show my thought process and the struggles I go through when writing a story. Hope you enjoy it.

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-dissection

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read May 2, 2012 - 5:28pm

I have some Awesome news. DarkMedia has published my newest story, "Roland The Conqueror," on their multi-media site DarkMedia Online, under Arts & Literature, in Short Fiction and Poetry.  

This is one of the best and darkest stories I’ve written, and my biggest publication yet. I couldn't be more excited. They gave the story a cool and fitting picture, too. 

I wrote the rough draft of this story in the intensive I took with Stephen Graham Jones this past Christmas, called Your Life Story Is Five Pages Long.

He even finalized the title, and so I owe a big thanks to him and everyone who participated in that class and provided feedback. 

I'm super proud of the final product, which you can check out right here: "Roland The Conqueror." 

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Meredith_103 May 2, 2012 - 5:59pm

Hi Nathan,

Congrats on the story. It turned out EVEN BETTER than I remembered. It's awesome. Have you published the werewolf wedding story yet? There were so many great stories that came out of that workshop. Glad to see the finished product with this one.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read May 2, 2012 - 6:23pm

Thanks so much, Meredith! It's good to see you! And hey I really appreciate the read and your feedback. That's great. Thanks again. It's funny because it just so happens that the werewolf wedding story is my current project for submissions! ahahaha

That one got a bit of a facelift, too. Changed the name to Cajun Coyote! ahaha (Stay Tuned!)

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. May 3, 2012 - 3:01am

Damn, there's a real nest of whores having a good week eh?

Amanda's interview site, Bill's slot in a horror antho, The Surreal Grotesque experience, Jay & Dakota's slots in a flash magazine, and Nathan tearing it up with one of the best stories I have read in a long time.

My crotch is sore. So many sexy whores.

 

 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies May 3, 2012 - 6:18pm

 

A fantastic review of my long short story, "Victimized" by Lou Pendergrast. FIVE STARS and some really kind words. And I'm in excellent company at his website, alongside work by Kyle Minor, Alan Heathcock, Flannery O'Connor, Chuck Wendig and many others.

http://more2read.com/review/victimized-by-richard-thomas/

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner May 3, 2012 - 6:47pm

Hey, Laurance & Caleb - ta muchly!! ;)

Hope the SHIT @&!%ors Say gig goes off a treat, and hope you enjoy the new book. I just got the copy-edited version today, so next step is the proof... zounds!

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks May 5, 2012 - 2:52pm

I lost a friend of mine and wrote about it on my blog. I know this is more for publication and stuff, but I guess I just wanted to share with you some thoughts I had regarding a friend of mine. And this seems like as good as any place to post. I'd like for all of you to know who he was. He was a good guy.

http://americantypo.wordpress.com/2012/05/05/goodbye/

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Rust Maidens by Gwendolyn Kiste, The Bone Weaver's Orchard by Sarah Read May 5, 2012 - 7:04pm

Bill, I"m sorry about your friend. Thanks for deciding to go ahead and share this here. You did him right with this, and it's definitely moving. May the rest of your weekend be as good as it can be. 

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself May 5, 2012 - 8:51pm

You did well by your friend. Thanks for sharing.

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself May 6, 2012 - 10:03am

Some of you may enjoy this. Recently, Pablo D'Stair and I had yet another email back-and-forth, this one for the Montage section of the Sunday Observer (“Sri Lanka’s English Newspaper with the largest circulation”), where we wax on about genre vs. literary writing, the sound of language, what constitutes success, and more. Dare I say that this series is perhaps our most interesting dialogue yet.

http://www.sundayobserver.lk/2012/05/06/mon10.asp

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Fritz May 6, 2012 - 5:28pm

Got a flash picked up. Check out infectiveink.com. It may just be up on 5/6/12. I won a flash prompt contest. Thought id share.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry May 7, 2012 - 2:04pm

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

Holy shit! I'm a fucking five-year-old who just found a toy in my happy meal!  And it wasn't one of those sucky toys, either.  It was like a robot that shoots its arm like a fucking projectile.  That's how happy I am at this moment.

My short story, "Isidro", was just accepted by Abomination Magazine, to appear in their July edition.  This will be my first publication.  I'm the happiest fucker any of you have ever seen.  You know how your kid is when you tell them you're taking them to the water park this weekend?  That's me at this moment.

So here is this:  Without the inputs of several of my friends, that story would still be languishing on a flash drive.  Pre-eminent first:  Fritz Wolfe, who reviewed the story only to have me stop speaking to him for a couple months because I was no good at accepting reviews at that point in my life.  He spoke mad truth and without revisiting his lbl it would never have been in any kind of shape to put in the workshop here.  He's pushed me forward for a decade, a lot of times with me fighting like hell to not get any better.  Fritz Wolfe, you kick ass.

Then, in no particular order, the crew here at LR who showed me how to shape that story as it needed to be:  Chester Pane, Bryan Howie, Ryan Moonie, Averydoll, Popeyedoyle.  Some other folks were involved, I know it, and I'm sorry if I left anybody out.

You all fucking rock.  Thank you so much for everything.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters May 7, 2012 - 2:11pm

OMG!  Utah - congrats!  I'm so happy and jealous all at once, I don't even know how to live.  That's so great. 

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Fritz May 7, 2012 - 2:34pm

Good shit. Good shit. Awesome