Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Random, And The Need For A New Pillow

I’ve only pages left to read in The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. I don’t want it to end, and wouldn’t let myself finish it last night, wanting to draw it out for as long as I can. The little games we play …

I just received in the mail Short Story Month: A Collection of Essays and Reviews on the Art of the Story from Dzanc Books. Get your copy here. The first post directed me to Aaron Gwyn’s story “The Gray” in Esquire’s online fiction. I loved the story, its much lauded fight scene is indeed skillfully drawn, but I felt especially moved by the protagonist’s torment post-fight, such a refreshing shift from (my personal peeve) the “becoming-a-man” through violence narrative. Bravo.

Dzanc’s Best of the Web series are now accepting nominations for inclusion in Best of the Web 2010, with the fabulous Kathy Fish serving as Guest Editor. How exciting! Get nominating, editors, and good luck everyone.

I’ve fast become a fan of Jessa Marsh’s writing. Jessa is Monkeybicyle’s new Web Editor. Congratulations, Jessa. Check out her stories here.

I also loved PANK’s interview with Jensen Whelan, Hobart’s Web Editor. Read it here.

Now, I’m off to buy myself a new pillow. Last night, my old one offered as much comfort as a deflated pool toy.

1 comment:

  1. I've heard such awesome things about that book! One thing I regret about being here is that UK book releases aren't timed the same as a U.S. release, and some take a year to get here! Oh, well.