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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 9, 2013 - 4:39pm

I've whored this out all over the place, so I thought maybe I should keep my whoring to one specific thread.

Our domain finally got fixed, so we're now at parablepressmag.com.

We have a fiction editor (Mess_Jess), an assistant fiction editor (Meredith183), a poetry editor (Heather Foster, sent to me by the lovely Richard Thomas, who will be featured and hopefully reviewed in the next issue), and a non-fiction editor (Lisa Luton). We're currently looking for an assistant poetry editor and an editor and assistant editor for mixed media as well.

Matt (Attack) will also have a column soon, which will be fucking fantastic. Columns are a special favorite of mine, so query for those, too.

We're also currently seeking fiction and creative non-fiction submissions, so please feel free to send us your work! Our Submittable is finally bug-free as well.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 9, 2013 - 4:59pm

"Matt (Attack) will also have a column soon"

About what?

 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 9, 2013 - 5:13pm

I've thought of this doing this too. The whoring in one place, I mean. All this treading from thread to thread to whore myself is eating at my stilettos .

At some point, when I have something else that I think would work for you guys, I'd like to see another of my stories at Parable. I liked the layout a lot.

I'm curious what a Matt Attack column will look like as well.

 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 9, 2013 - 5:17pm

We'll pick a theme every month like violence or heartbreak or something and then I'll write two or three short stories about the topic. Nothing quite that general, but you get the idea. At some point we might do serialized fiction as well, which will be really cool, methinks. I'm really excited! 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 9, 2013 - 6:16pm

And, Matt, Three Steps was AH-Mazing. I absolutely loved it. Good stuff. Thoughtful, excellent prose, flawless. All of it. Just wanted to tell you. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 9, 2013 - 6:21pm

Yes, Three Steps was great. As well as yours, Matt. Too many damn Matts around here. lol

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz January 9, 2013 - 6:53pm

Really well done, Courtney. The site is clean and beautiful. I'm excited for Parable Press. 

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ReneeAPickup from Southern California is reading Wanderers by Chuck Wendig January 9, 2013 - 7:06pm

Courtney-- everything seems to be looking fantastic over there, kudos!

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 9, 2013 - 7:30pm

Thanks guys. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 10, 2013 - 4:59am

@Moony, yours is always good. Loved it. Thanks though!

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts January 10, 2013 - 3:47pm

The robin egg light blue color for the links is obscenely hard to read against the white background on the site. Otherwise site looks damn nice. All fiction by Matts. Might want to add a clickable link in this thread for passersby.

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 10, 2013 - 9:16pm

I had no idea the links were so light-colored, fuck. Thank you, Ren. My screen is calibrated darker than most laptops to adjust for my burning eyeballs, so I thought the color was a lot darker.

I love all of you.

Since Matt and I have readjusted the idea of what the column will look like, I'm not sure yet. As of now, we're also discussing the idea of a fictional town being serialized. I'm also talking with the other Matt (Sound) about a column, and with R. Moon, my work-husband.

Keep submitting!!

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 11, 2013 - 6:19am

You can meet the people of Kimberlyn, North Carolina soon. Who killed Wilfred Ralston? Who's selling meth? What the hell was that in city park the other day? The mothman? 

 

Find out soon ya weirdos. 

 

 

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Utah from Fort Worth, TX is reading Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry January 11, 2013 - 7:55am

That's such a fuckin cool idea.

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Ira Levin January 11, 2013 - 8:07am

^ Agreed I love the idea of a fictional town serialization. The possibilities are endless :)

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 11, 2013 - 8:24am

Well, at least once we're going to open up those possibilities to you guys and have you pick the theme for the month. Start thinking now and like us on FB and Twitter! Both my page and PP. 

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Michael J. Riser from El Cerrito, CA (originally), now Fort Worth, TX is reading The San Veneficio Canon - Michael Cisco, The Croning - Laird Barron, By the Time We Leave Here, We'll Be Friends - J. David Osborne January 11, 2013 - 9:11am

Looks really sexy. And several of my favorite LR folks are involved! Exciting. Look forward to seeing what you guys do, and I'll defnitely send you some work just as soon as I actually return from working on the novel to the world of the living.

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz January 11, 2013 - 9:39am

Serialize!

My friend and I are working on a serial fiction project, in a fictional town, it's going to be a long ways away. In the meantime, I'll just read Parable Press.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 11, 2013 - 9:50am

I will also be writing a serial column. I'll be doing a recurring character. And, if Court likes my idea, it'll be a character that those of who've read my work will know. Looking forward to starting this. 

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 11, 2013 - 10:04am

Hell yeah, Mooney making it happen. 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres January 11, 2013 - 10:23am

Hey, good luck guys. I can see you're all working together hard and super excited about this project, and that is pretty awesome to see. I wish you the best and will figure out how to set bookmarks on my computer.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 11, 2013 - 10:38am

^ Thanks Sean. Checked out Horrornews. Haven't seen any of your reviews, though. Any up yet? That was  you that said you're working there, right?  I am curious about the Guinea Pig movies. Not sure I could watch them, but curious nonetheless. 

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 11, 2013 - 10:42am

Yes, my wonderful work-husband will be writing a recurring column about one of my favorite characters!

And yeah, this site is super fucking awesome and everyone from LitReactor should be really excited about it because we love you guys, especially considering Mess_Jess is fiction editor, Meredith183 is assistant fiction editor, and jacks_username is art/mixed media editor.

And Sound, Matt, and Ryan are all writing columns. So, yeah. We love you.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters January 11, 2013 - 10:45am

OH!  Allow me to steal Sean's thunder...  HERE is his first review on horrornews, Rian. 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 11, 2013 - 10:49am

I'll have a serialized column as well. Mostly stories of the "Three Steps" and "Mariquitas" variety. Got a few ideas of where I'll be taking this and I gotta say, I'm pretty excited.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 11, 2013 - 10:49am

Sweet! Thanks Jessica! :-)

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres January 11, 2013 - 10:52am

haha, thanks Jessica...

@ R Moon: yeah, I just started, so I only have that one review so far. But I do have three more movies that I just got assigned to, so my list will be growing soon!

As far as those Guinea Pig films go, they are pretty messed up, but now look a little dated. I actually own them (they were a gift, I had never seen them before and a friend was selling all his movies). They are fun though.

And thanks for asking about that, I really appreciate it.

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 11, 2013 - 10:58am

It’s worth a viewing, but don’t go in expecting anything life-changing.

- LOL! That's awesome! I gotta say, I wasn't sure what I was looking at in the first and last picture. Sounds like a horror equivalent of an Ed Wood movie. Something so bad it's good. Great review, Sean. Keep us posted when you write more. I'll be on the watch.

@Jessica: Read your article over at SYW. Slightly disturbing, but entertaining nonetheless. Great job!

It's awesome to see so many of us expanding and working so hard. Really proud to be a part of the LR family.

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Matt Attack from Richmond, Va. is reading As I Lay Dying, William Faulkner January 11, 2013 - 2:16pm

I'll have a serialized column as well."

Saaaaaaweet. 

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On January 11, 2013 - 4:44pm

Looks bad-ass. Would love to submit!

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 11, 2013 - 8:15pm

I love the response from you guys. It may be the Vicodin*, but my eyes are a little teary.

*Totally legit, got prescribed them today after a car wreck, no druggie jokes. <3

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons January 11, 2013 - 8:16pm

Wow! This is so cool. Courtney what kinds of stories do you want around all the columns? I'm excited to see the first publication.

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce January 11, 2013 - 8:26pm

Courtney, that sucks about your accident! Sorry to hear about it. 

Guys, as Courtney said, I'm the Fiction Editor, and Meredith is the Assistant Fiction Editor. We would love to see some of your brilliant WAR stories in our slush pile. Our submission guidelines can be found here: http://parablepressmag.com/submissions/. Essentially, SMF and submit via Submittable. Easy, yes?

If you want to know what we're after, here's an excerpt from the "About" section:

Give us your distraught, your divine, your delicately stable stories of what it is that makes you human. No sci-fi, slipstream, or fantasy, please; we’re looking for stories situated in the reality we inhabit today. Genre stories are welcome, but stay in our world; if you were Stephen King, you’d submit Misery, not The Green Mile.

Also, you can have a look at the stories published in Issue One, for a better idea: http://parablepressmag.com/issue-one-archive/

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 11, 2013 - 8:24pm

There's already one issue!! It's just a small, sampler-sized issue, though, featuring four stories, two sets of poetry, and a collection of photography. The second issue, though, looks amazing.

We're looking for anything situated in the current reality -- transgressive, literary, horror, whatever, as long as it doesn't involve magic creatures or crazy spaceships. Matt wrote a piece for our first issue that came out of WAR, and it was near-future apocalyptic, which fit into our mission.

Our tagline is "Give us your distraught, your divine, your delicately stable stories of what it is that makes you human."

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks January 11, 2013 - 8:26pm

God, I love you, Jessica. You do whoring much better than me.

Also, the wreck is much less scary than it sounds, but damn if my ankle doesn't hurt.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 11, 2013 - 8:31pm

You do whoring much better than me.

Never thought that'd be used as a compliment. haha

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce January 11, 2013 - 8:38pm

I'm not one to turn down a compliment, particularly about whoring. Lawyering and prostitution, two of the oldest professions. I prefer to call it all "soliciting". 

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce January 11, 2013 - 8:41pm

God, I love you, Jessica. You do whoring much better than me.

Years of practice, Courtney. ;)

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson January 19, 2013 - 10:13pm

I'm so excited to make my debut in Parable Press next month! Thanks, Jess, Meredith, and Courtney, for popping my publishing cherry! 

xo

 
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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 19, 2013 - 10:21pm

Congrats Emma!

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On January 20, 2013 - 8:54am

Awesome, Em--congrats! This is your first? I would've guessed you were Jezabel of publishing by now. At least you should be. 

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drea from Rural Alberta, Canada is reading between the lines January 20, 2013 - 10:44am

Congrats, Emme! Parable Press has a lovely asthetic, ladies. Well done. 

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Jonathan Riley from Memphis, Tennessee is reading Flashover by Gordon Highland January 20, 2013 - 12:56pm

Congrats Emma, I suppose this is as good of time as any to announce that I too am having my cherry popped by Parable Press. I’m honored to have my flash fiction piece “Rocked” published by the lovely gang over there and thrilled to be printed in the same venue as the wonderful and talented Emma Clark. 

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 20, 2013 - 4:44pm

Congrats Jonathan. I'm looking forward to seeing it for the first time at Parable. 

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R.Moon from The City of Champions is reading The Last Thing He Wanted by Joan Didion; Story Structure Architect by Victoria Lynn Schimdt PH.D; Creating Characters by the editors of Writer's Digest January 20, 2013 - 4:51pm

Congrats to both of you. Looking forward to reading your work. All these cherries getting popped. Court's been putting in work. ;-) To whore myself a bit here, I'll be writing a bi-weekly serial column each month. As it looks now, the first chapter should be going live on the 1st. 

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dufrescm from Wisconsin is reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep January 20, 2013 - 8:07pm

I <3 Parable Press too much. They've taken on one of mine as well (my first!). 

 

Thanks Courtney and gang!

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Ben Freeman from Charlottesville, Virginia is reading everything I can January 20, 2013 - 8:26pm

Congrats to everyone contributing, especially the newly published. Looking forward to reading the next issue.

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Sound from Azusa, CA is reading Greener Pastures by Michael Wehunt January 20, 2013 - 8:38pm

Woo, congrats Dufrescm.

Ryan, can't wait for that either. Lot of good stuff happening there. 

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OtisTheBulldog from Somerville, MA is reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz January 20, 2013 - 9:54pm

Congrats, everyone. 

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Emma C from Los Angeles is reading Black Spire by Delilah Dawson January 20, 2013 - 10:15pm

Congrats and appreciation, all around!

Dino: I am a highly accomplished Clarkesworld rejectee. When your first submission is to The New Yorker, you're in for a long wait. Way Station is in the hands of Tor, which will give me an answer by 2014. My favourite markets don't reprint unsolicited so I'm aiming high out of the gate. Also, suck it Shotgunhoney! 

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On January 20, 2013 - 10:40pm

Tor just rejected a story of mine yesterday as a matter of fact, and it took them exactly three months to do it. Way Station was beautiful, so they'd better take it by the summer at least. Actually, been thinking lately of writing something new for Shotgunhoney. Sorry if they let you down. I'm submitting something by Tuesday to Parable, so wish me luck!