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 […]
Snappy title, huh? My second piece in Fifty-Two Stitches is now up. And of course it’s in the anthology as well – but you’ve already bought that, haven’t you? This was yet another piece that emerged from the Café Doom Weekly Flash Challenge.
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 […]
… 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 […]
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 […]
… is now up at Ink, Sweat and Tears. No prizes for guessing which furniture superstore inspired it. But here’s a clue, in case you need one: “What good are ghosts if they don’t haunt you?” is possibly my favourite line of all time.
… 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 […]
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 […]
Sent my poem “Love and Loss, Swedish Style” to IS&T last night and received an acceptance this morning, Charles Christian being as quick as ever to respond. I do like IS&T.
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.