The Literary World

Men Behaving Badly Again

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Another plagiarism scandal broke last night, and – rather excitingly – those of us on Twitter were able to watch it unfold in real time. I was immediately instructed to blog about it for the VWC by our beloved chairman, so I sat down and produced this. I must admit to being totally baffled by […]

Acceptances

Tweet the Meat

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After three unsuccessful attempts, I’ve finally sold a story to Tweet the Meat. Yes, I said “sold”, as I did indeed get paid $1 for it. Story? Can a piece under 140 characters really qualify as a story? Of course it can. If you’re on Twitter (and if not, why not?) I seriously recommend following […]

Publications

Mid-Life Crisis

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… is now up at the excellent Boston Literary Magazine. Don’t think the direct link works, so you’ll have to scroll about halfway down the page. This one arose out of a SlingInk monthly poetry challenge, where as far as I remember, it did pretty poorly. Which only goes to show that tastes do vary […]

Anthologies

Unforgettable Fire: THE STIRRED POeT

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My copy of this excellent anthology, containing the highest-scoring entries from a TWI competition held earlier on this year, arrived today. I’d put up a picture of it (‘cos once again the cover designer has excelled himself), but Lulu refuses to let me capture a JPEG. You can, however, take a look here. And whilst […]

My Agent

By the Way …

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… something important happened a couple of weeks ago that I really should have mentioned, in that I seem to have acquired myself an agent in the shape of the redoubtable Kate Nash. For some reason she seems to think that the current WiP has what I believe are referred to as “legs”, and has […]

Acceptances

The Terror of Miskatonic Falls

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Back in the mists of time (around April if I remember correctly), the following remarkably detailed call for submissions was reprinted on the Café Doom forum: Submissions Call for Shroud Publishing Poetry Anthology – The Terror of Miskatonic Falls When the snows fell hard this past year, the entire Northeast buckled down for a long, cold […]

Anthologies

Fifty-Two Stitches Now Available

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The excellent Fifty-Two Stitches anthology is now available on Amazon (only on amazon.com for the moment, as far as I can tell). Loads of good stuff in there by loads of good people. Oh, and me. But I’d recommend it even if I wasn’t in it. I would, you know.