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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. March 17, 2012 - 8:51am

Congrats, Nikki.  You're totally the litreactor's Gonzo model/writer.  I bet a good story comes out of a photo shoot.  Grab those 'head' authority facts while you're there.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 17, 2012 - 11:49am

Yeah and it gets better! I just called to schedule a date for the photo shoot and she talked to me about the campaign and it involves cross promotion so they highlight me as a Portland writer and I get to pimp as a writer and also get to plug In Search of City: Lis Angeles in 1000 Words! So our books going to be on the back page of The Portland Mercury! How fuckin cool is that? All I need to do is pick a bar, coffee shop or other place I write for the shoot.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 17, 2012 - 5:48pm

nice! post up pics, start a thread if you need to. very cool.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 17, 2012 - 5:50pm

I got an offer to be the butt double for Brad Pitt in his new movie but I declined. 

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself March 17, 2012 - 7:42pm

I don't now that I ever actually announced that I Didn't Mean to be Kevin was officially available in paperback now (it's been available in Kindle for a while). Anyway, my super-dooper apologies if anyone was waiting her for an announcement (though I whore myself out plenty elsewhere, so you've liked contracted something from me already).

Available in non-US countries, too. Just do a search anywhere online and you should find it.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 17, 2012 - 10:48pm

oh yeah. pick this up, people. Caleb is very talented, and he's one of my bros. great stuff.

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Typewriter Demigod from London is reading "White Noise" by DeLilo, "Moby-Dick" by Hermann Mellivile and "Uylsses" by Joyce March 19, 2012 - 1:14pm

Yay! Storytimes everyone!

That is to say, I've written a short-ish novella and in a moment of existential self loathing horror i stopped, and could not go on, because i thought it was shitty.  PLEASE I NEED YOUR HELP TO FINISH IT! I cant write now and it would mean so fucking much, I'll include it here, and if you have time to waste, just read it and email me thoughts at roasted22@gmail.com

Reasons why you may enjoy it:

-High school romace!

-Death, sex and blood!

-Rapey characters!

-PLOT!

-Cute, flowery characters

-Psychological...ness?

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 19, 2012 - 4:13pm

 

My review of THREATS by Amelia Gray is now live up at The Nervous Breakdown. I remember hearing these threats many years ago at a live reading (Quickies! I think) where I shared the stage with Amelia, Blake Butler and Aaron Burch (who read from Mary Miller's book BIG WORLD) and thought...man, what is she going to do with those? Loved this book.

http://www.thenervousbreakdown.com/rthomas/2012/03/review-of-threats-by-...

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound March 19, 2012 - 5:46pm

My new story is live at Thunderdome, whom have also revamped their site: http://thunderdomemag.com/collections/the-collective-speaks/la1k-ebook-c...

 

If you dig it, buy the book. The e-book is cheap and the print is beautiful.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 19, 2012 - 5:57pm

SWEET :-)

 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 19, 2012 - 6:42pm

Nice one Jay. Been waiting to read that one. Good stuff.

Loving the new Thunderdome site too.

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Bob Pastorella from Groves, Texas is reading murder books trying to stay hip, I'm thinking of you, and you're out there so Say your prayers, Say your prayers, Say your prayers March 20, 2012 - 8:57pm

I have a website, www.bobpastorella.com and usually every month I write a writing advice column called WriterDrome. After 20 plus years of writing, I feel there's much I can pass along to fellow writers, even if it's just my opinions and musings. Anyway, the new column is up and I feel like plugging it to you guys and gals, so enjoy. 

 

http://bobpastorella.com/2012/03/20/writerdrome-walk-the-line-chalk-line...

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Grigori Black from US is reading Radium Girls by Amanda Gowin March 20, 2012 - 11:52pm

@Jay.SJ

I tried the link, here's the short version of what it kicked back:

Website restricted

Reason:
The Webpage category "Potentially Damaging Content" is filtered.

 

That made my day. Too bad I have to wait until I'm off work to read it. Heh.

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Jay.SJ from London is reading Warmed and Bound March 21, 2012 - 3:46am

I hope you dig it, although that's another mind I have failed to corrupt!

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 21, 2012 - 10:32am

Thx @bob. Everyone here is so generous

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Michael Hodges from Chicago is reading Oryx and Crake March 21, 2012 - 1:17pm

I've got a new piece in the Bards and Sages Quarterly April 2012 issue. A literary sort of thing about suburban sprawl called "Street Lamps and Carbaryl".  Should be out soon.

 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 22, 2012 - 9:30pm

My story "Divining" has now been accepted at Curbside Splendor for an upcoming print issue! I wrote this in the SGJ class I took here at LR. 

http://curbsidesplendor.com/

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 22, 2012 - 9:44pm

Freakin awesome Richard. I'm gonna start callin you Robo Richard :-)

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JonnyGibbings March 23, 2012 - 3:15am

Thought this was funny, on my twitter feed:

@jonnygibbings You need to come back to CEP Towers - drawings of erect dicks inside your books does not count as signature. #authorfail

#ff @jonnygibbings He draws very good pictures of penises - he practised on the inside of 200 copies of his book yesterday. I am not happy.

I tought it was a good idea lol.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies March 23, 2012 - 5:48am

I have a story at Curbside Splendor. They loved it, even though it was rejected like 15 times before they took it.

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Caleb J. Ross from Kansas City, KS is reading on the toilet by himself March 23, 2012 - 7:49am

@jonnygibbings You need to come back to CEP Towers - drawings of erect dicks inside your books does not count as signature. #authorfail

#ff @jonnygibbings He draws very good pictures of penises - he practised on the inside of 200 copies of his book yesterday. I am not happy.

 

Quoted for double hilarity

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. March 23, 2012 - 8:21am

I got a story accepted for Downer magazine. They will be out in May.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 23, 2012 - 8:36am

Congratz alien and Conley.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies March 23, 2012 - 10:15am

Oh mine's a few months old. I don't have anything new coming out until next month. I don't have many stories out there right now, actually.

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. March 25, 2012 - 11:36pm

Keep your eyes open for my short story "K6" that will be featured in the first issue of the Surreal Grotesque Magazine. The magazine will launch May 1st.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) March 26, 2012 - 7:22pm

here's a little interview site i've started, the interviews themselves start going up on May 1st. i ask the authors pretty much nothing about writing or books. they have other things to say. here's the direct link to the site, with its info and interview line-up:

http://curiousinterviews.wordpress.com/

and here's the facebook page where i'll also be posting all the site updates and links:

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

May Interviews:

Stephen Graham Jones

Craig Wallwork

Michael Gonzalez

Pela Via

Eddy Rathke

 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 26, 2012 - 7:38pm

Good stuff Manda. I'll be keeping track of the site for sure. I'll link you up  next time I'm posting stuff online. Nice schedule.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 27, 2012 - 4:11pm

Coo stuff manda! Congratz jacks!

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Soul Consortium by Simon West-Bulford March 27, 2012 - 6:29pm

It's Live! 

Solarcide is featuring an exclusive interview with Chris Lewis Carter, head writer of the upcoming video game, Rival Threads: Last Class Heroes, and author of An Overly Pleasant Apocalypse, which is now available through Amazon and collects six of his most popular stories to see publication over the past couple of years.

Chris has been featured in some of the most respected and toughest markets for writers to publish their work through, such as Word Riot3:AM, Murky Depths, Pseudopod, and most recently, Niteblade. His story, "Halloween Knight," was featured in Nelson Literacy 8, a celebrated textbook for eighth graders in Canada where Chris is from.

We've also scored an exclusive on the details around his latest project, Camp Myth, an unprecedented event that calls for the collaboration of creative minds from all over the globe. 

Read the interview here

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 27, 2012 - 6:35pm

Congrats C.L.C!

Great Interview.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 27, 2012 - 7:20pm

I've said it before and I'll say it again.

Nathan is the interview ninja. He can kill you in twelve different ways with a single question.

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Chester Pane from Portland, Oregon is reading The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz March 27, 2012 - 7:40pm

"Ass-face McButt!"

Uh, I want “We’ve All Rented That Metaphorical Clown Costume” on a t-shirt.

Nathan does Rock.

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fortunewookie March 27, 2012 - 10:42pm

Agh it's sooooo good to see Chris winning. I don't get impressed easy and working with him back at chuckpalahniuk.net I could tell his talent was something special. Give his short stories a look....you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for the great interview Nathan. Glad to see ur doin good too

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 March 30, 2012 - 3:21pm

My first interview. hope you guys like the shout outs.

http://radikalnews.com/?p=170

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 30, 2012 - 5:15pm

Supacoo

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies March 31, 2012 - 5:48am

 

It's official. I'm one of six authors (and six visual artists) to be selected by Flying House. I pair up with a painter, as it turns out, and we create a collaborative piece. We'll have a release party, gallery showing and reading all in one later this year. And then there will be a nicely produced coffee table book produced, as well. Check out the website for more details. I'm honored to be a part of this excellent Chicago non-profit. Should be a lot of fun. More info to come.

http://ourflyinghouse.com/

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. March 31, 2012 - 5:51am

That looks amazing Richard. Kudos, man. Very cool.

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three March 31, 2012 - 9:48am

Sweet Richard! Congratz!

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies April 1, 2012 - 5:49pm

thanks, guys. been talking to the painter today, it's really exciting, what we're going to do.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) April 1, 2012 - 7:55pm

'Trotlines' up at Menacing Hedge. there might be a zombie in it. and boobs.

this is the main page, in case anyone wants the mag on e-reader, they've got that option at the bottom.

http://menacinghedge.com/spring2012/

 

 

 

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks April 1, 2012 - 9:01pm

Manda, checked out the zine- what are they looking for exactly word length wise and genre wise? The submissions section was pretty loose.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks April 1, 2012 - 9:07pm

Also congrats! smiley face, etc.

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manda lynn from Ohio is reading Of Love and Other Demons (again) April 1, 2012 - 10:06pm

hard to say - the two thngs they liked of mine were TOTALLY opposite. the first was about a girl and guy going to a cabbage patch in the middle of the night. this one was the aplocalypse boring. they like offbeat, i think, but maybe not too dark? i'm not sure. read some of the other stories, as they say - maybe even mine ;)

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three April 1, 2012 - 10:19pm

congratz manda!

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 April 3, 2012 - 6:37pm

My website is now equipped with SubmishMash and I'm calling for submissions.

Upcoming interviews and book reviews:

  • Phil Jourdan (Praise of Motherhood)
  • Richard Thomas (Transubstantiate)
  • Jonny Gibbings (Malice in Blunderland)

I'm also interested in reviewing books for free from any LR user and giving them an interview to match.

 

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 April 4, 2012 - 7:27am

Here I am again 12 hours later to whore you a short story from LitReactor's very own Martin Garrity.

Previously seen on We Are Vespertine.

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Michael R. Herrman April 4, 2012 - 9:03am

 

The Legend of T93.

No one would write the post apocalyptic novel that I wanted to read, so I had to do it my own bloody self.

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/116809

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nikki Guerlain from Portlandia is reading Necronomicon Book Three April 4, 2012 - 10:26am

Congratz guys. Oh and go see the Joss Whedon's Cabin in the Woods.

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Nathan from Louisiana (South of New Orleans) is reading Re-reading The Soul Consortium by Simon West-Bulford April 4, 2012 - 11:20am

@Laurance: Can't see the link because I"m at work right now but will check it out at home. It's "Cloud," right? Good story!

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 April 4, 2012 - 11:39am

@Nathan

Yep, that's the one!