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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 February 15, 2012 - 3:21pm

I got a chance to interview one of my favorite bands, Harley Poe. 
http://laurancekitts.com/2012/02/15/satan-sex-and-no-regrets-an-intervie...

If the Violent Femmes and the Misfits rolled into one sound like your thing, check 'em out!
 

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Jeremy Robert J... from Portland, OR is reading an unreasonable number of books. February 15, 2012 - 3:43pm

Bloody-Disgusting just posted a great new review of J. David Osborne's BY THE TIME WE LEAVE HERE, WE'LL BE FRIENDS. "This spare, violent, hallucinatory survival piece about rival Russian gangsters in a 1953 Siberian prison reads like the hard-edged framework of a richly drawn epic."

Also, the BOOKED podcast just posted an equally spare, violent, and hallucinatory interview with me. We had a good time.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 15, 2012 - 7:02pm

 

Sex, psychodelia and… boardgames?

That’s right. Step into a realm of the bizarre with Nikki Guerlain, our newest special guest for February.

Get your hands on The Fix, by clicking right here.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 16, 2012 - 5:13pm

^good stuff, Nikki.

You've probably already seen this, but just in case, my latest Storyville column is now live. It's about where to get your ideas. Hope it helps.

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-where-do-you-get-your-ideas

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 21, 2012 - 7:27pm

So I do a ilttle music writing around the Boston area. Here's one I recently did for the Charles Bradley show. If funk & soul is your thing - then you really have to check it out. And the man has a great story.

http://mysecretboston.com/sonic-stew/making-it-america

 

 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 22, 2012 - 2:28am

I want to fuck my wife on top of Storyville.

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. February 22, 2012 - 8:03am

May I quote that?

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts February 22, 2012 - 9:33pm

My hardboiled flash story Born Dead Losers is up at Punchnel's

 

http://www.punchnels.com/fiction/born-dead-losers/

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 22, 2012 - 10:34pm

Whistling eyes and whistling ears. Good one Rennie.

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series February 22, 2012 - 10:42pm

Love it, nice work Renfield!

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby February 22, 2012 - 10:48pm

I don't know if this thread is just for published pieces but if anyone could find the time to give me a few more reviews on my to workshop pieces it would be greatly appreciated.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 22, 2012 - 10:55pm

I think this thread is for whores.

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Jimothy Scott from Canada is reading The Anatomy of Story by John Truby February 22, 2012 - 10:59pm

Oh my bad! * bends over*

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 23, 2012 - 1:15am

Oh, no. We do it grinnily. Cheek spreading that is. Good things happen when cheeks are involved.

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MattF from Tokyo is reading Borges' Collected Fictions February 23, 2012 - 5:36am

@Andrez Bergen -- thanks for updating the CrimeFactory link, and congratulations on the review.  Good stuff.  They mentioned your being Tokyo based, are you still in town?  

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 23, 2012 - 7:19am

Oh, Renfield, that flash piece was superb. Kudos bro!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 23, 2012 - 7:27am

^congrats, renfield, how awesome. i just had a story up there. and now we know your real name! great stuff.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies February 23, 2012 - 1:49pm

if you guys have a second, i have a thread up, looking for ideas, would love to hear your thoughts

http://litreactor.com/discuss/im-looking-for-new-storyville-column-ideas

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 23, 2012 - 9:46pm

Devin Horman.

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EdVaughn from Louisville, Ky is reading a whole bunch of different stuff February 24, 2012 - 9:45pm

Cool story Renfield. Liked it.

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Andrez Bergen from Melbourne, Australia + Tokyo, Japan is reading 'The Spirit' by Will Eisner February 25, 2012 - 7:42pm

@MattF - thanks, mate! Yep, still in Tokyo - been here almost 11 years now! ;)

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 25, 2012 - 8:38pm

@Martin: That Nikki Guerlain is tasty. Thanks Brah.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 25, 2012 - 8:53pm

Agreed. Nikki's stuff rocks.

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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 February 26, 2012 - 11:01am

Speaking of stuff that rocks, Solarcide is proud to announce another guest story—The Conclusion of W.P. Johnson's "The Last Round" went live today, and you can check that out HERE.

 

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. February 26, 2012 - 11:57am

Nominate me for Defender Of The People? I know, I know, it's whorish, lobbying and everything else but thats what the thread is for. 

 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 26, 2012 - 9:28pm

That there Bill Johnson story is mighty good fun people. Bill is Americantypo here on Litreactor by the way.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks February 26, 2012 - 9:52pm

I keep meaning to whore out the Solarcide stuff when it goes up but you guys always post it first. Anyway, thanks so much for featuring the story there in full and attaching the link for the kzine issue.

I'm waiting to hear back on a bunch of stuff, so hopefully I'll be posting some more whore news here in the coming weeks.

-Bill (W. P. Johnson/ Americantypo)

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. February 26, 2012 - 10:23pm

Yeah, we're whores alright. Filthy ones. You wouldn't believe the things that Nathan has been speared in the ass with!

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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 February 27, 2012 - 8:58am

@Martin: I laughed out loud at work because of that. Thanks for setting my morning right! ahahaha

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz February 27, 2012 - 9:07am

Some Whore good news. You boys are doing a mighty fine job over there at that murdered sun. Lookin' forward to some more W.P.

Spears? 

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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 February 27, 2012 - 10:16am

Chester, you got a story for us? I used to love reading your stuff in Art of The Short Story.

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry February 27, 2012 - 9:28pm

I just got my first ever personalized rejection letter from Stupefying Stories!!!!  Not only was it personalized, it was written by Bruce Bethke, the guy who coined the term "cyberpunk". 

Not quite the fulfillment of a dream, but closer than I've gotten in the past. 

 

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 1, 2012 - 6:16pm

For those who like reading about music, my very brief preview of the moe. show coming to Boston:

http://mysecretboston.com/sonic-stew/bring-it

 

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 1, 2012 - 11:12pm

@Nathan, sometimes I want to give you a big kiss. I really enjoy your stories too brother.

I would be honored to have a story at Solarcide. It is one of my goals. And yes, I do have a story for you, only I haven't written it yet. 

Maybe one of these battles or wars will yield something soon that I can sharpen up. 

I have really been enjoying Solarcide though.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 2, 2012 - 9:01pm

I've got a new story coming out at thundadome.com march 14th it's called Bitchin Vans & Bloody Hippies. And I'm currently working on a follow up story to likely be released the next month called The Tube Top Shebop Tang Yeah Woo. Those two stories take place after Sick Ticket. Anyhow, thanks for the kind words regarding my story at solarcide.com.

I have two other stories at thundadome. One is an homage to Bubba Hotep called Birthday Boy and the other is a homage to Hunter S. Thompson and marks the first appearance of My Two Dudes (same guys in stories mentioned above) It's called Nice Lipstick if anyone is interested. Thx for reading. Glad to be here.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound March 2, 2012 - 9:40pm

Nikki is an amazing writer, make sure you check it out. I have a story coming up on Thunderdome too, can't wait.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 2, 2012 - 9:50pm

Thx j can't wait to read your story!

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 3, 2012 - 9:23am

Oh yeah, I don't know if one of the other writers whored this yet but The kindle edition of In Search of a City: Los Angeles in 1000 Words just came out. A bunch of peeps that you know are in here and my short story Sick Ticket is in there as well. It's super cheap too like 2.99 whereas the hard copy is over 25 bucks. So if you're curious or just feel like being supportive or are in the short story death match and want to check out some of your competitors shiz, skip a coffee and get cozy with this.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B007DCRD9Y/ref=mp_s_a_4?qid=1330791426&sr=8-4

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 4, 2012 - 1:37pm

My attempt at a Rashomon, "Dyer" is now live at Beat to a Pulp

http://www.beattoapulp.com/stor/2012/0304_rt_Dyer.shtm

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 4, 2012 - 3:09pm

Do you like write all these stories just on the spot or do you have like a secret stash?  You seem to get stuff published every week lol  What is your secret?

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. March 4, 2012 - 3:50pm

I ran out of stories to submit so now I have to get back to writing. Submitting is the easy part.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 4, 2012 - 7:56pm

@aliensoul77 - well, i do have a small stash at the moment. i wrote a few stories in the Stephen Graham Jones class. i'm just now shopping the stories that were in my MFA thesis, "Dyer" was one of the "rejects" according to my professor. i do sometimes write on deadline. for example here's what i have coming out now/soon:

"Dyer" - wrote in my MFA about 2 years ago - at Beat to a Pulp now
"Something's Broken" - wrote in the SGJ class, coming out in June at Flywheel
"Rudy Jenkins Buries His Fear" - wrote in the Ketchum class at the Cult, over a year ago, out in March
"Tinkering With the Moon" - wrote in my MFA years ago, accepted last year for Gargoyle, out in June
"Fireflies" - wrote last year, coming out in Polluto, April
"Wicker Park Pause" - wrote years ago, won contest at Cafe Doom / One Buck Horror, out in April

SHOPPING:
"Garage Sales," "Chasing Ghosts," "Moving Heavy Objects," and "Sugar and Spice" - all from my thesis
"Divining" - wrote in the SGJ class
"On a Bent Nail Head" - just wrote for Thunderdome

that's about all i have

sometimes everything hits at once, so while it may seem like i have a story coming out ever week, it's more like every other week, or every three weeks, or a month. i had 20 stories accepted in 2011. the secret is to keep moving. write, write, write and then send out your work far and wide. i have 45 submissions out right now, about 7 stories, and my novel. i use deadlines as a motivator, otherwise i'd probably just sit there.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks March 4, 2012 - 8:34pm

If I can tag Richard on this- I started really getting into a good groove with my writing and have been cranking out a lot of short stories. A couple years ago I would have spent a month just putting together a draft. Now I write about 2-3 short stories a month. If I keep this up and only HALF of those stories find a home that's still like 15-20 stories a year that will be featured somewhere.

It really is, after all is said and done, about the work. That's all it's always been. If you work hard and work consistently and don't spend months on end tinkering on the same short story that you think is gonna sell somewhere, and try to continually work on new material... eventually you'll start to see your work featured at places.

Case and point- I'm waiting to hear back on four stories right now. Maybe they'll all get rejected, but maybe they won't. And if they do sell, I'll be here every other week letting you guys know about a new story that just sold and it'll look like I'm some kind of writing machine. But really, its just something that builds up over time with a consistent work schedule. Those four stories were created over the span of about 3-4 months between other projects and drafts of new material in between.

Ugh, I'm babbling. You get it though. Just type type type and something is bound to happen eventually. Unless you're an awful writer. If you're an awful writer you should just sit on a shotgun.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks March 4, 2012 - 8:40pm

Then again, I've only got a small handful of featured work, so what the hell do I know? It sounds good in my head at least.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks March 4, 2012 - 8:54pm

Coincidentally, I have some whore news! Just need one last email to tie up all the loose ends and I'll be sure to post where/when my work will be featured.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 4, 2012 - 8:58pm

^good stuff, AT.

and for a point of reference, how many places do i submit to at a time? i may send a story anywhere from 5-20 places all at the same time. if you've read my "Rudy" column here at LR, you know that I had that story rejected by 40+ places before publishing alongside Jack Ketchum.

http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-the-journey

of the stories listed above, here's how many submissions i have out

"Chasing Ghosts" - 16
"Garage Sales" - 3
"Moving Heavy Objects" - 6
"Sugar and Spice" - 7
"Divining" - 7

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. March 4, 2012 - 9:02pm

16 on one story?  Jesus christ, it takes me longer to submit a story than to write one.  I have to figure that shit out.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 4, 2012 - 10:13pm

I think we all need to be like Richard, dude.  I know you have submitophobia like I do, Bryan.  You just gotta go balls out and submit to everyone. Take all the rejections in stride.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. March 5, 2012 - 12:22am

This weekend I sent out every story I have, a few of them even simultanous submissions.  It was pure torture.  

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 5, 2012 - 12:31am

Did you use the same cover letter for every one?

I usually just write.  Enjoy this....story called, "______".  Thank you dear sir/madam/androgyne.

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

ME