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Friday, July 31, 2015

Welcome back THREE MINUTE PLASTIC!!

One of my favorite reads and publisher of two of my stories is back after a long absence:

http://threeminuteplasticmag.blogspot.com/

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Friday, July 24, 2015

My Literary Birth Was In England

Here is a link:

http://zinewiki.com/Wark

If anyone can hook me up with back issues I would appreciate it. My ex-wife threw them all out.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Editors sure don't know everything

Especially writing.

Look I hate rejections and thank the Lord I am getting less and less every year. But when an editor turns down a piece not on its merits but solely on how warm and cuddly the feel is, is derelict in the duty required for the project.

It is ridiculous. And if that same editor won't expand intellect beyond the shallow and literal then that person should stick to hateful tweets.

As an editor myself I may personally hate something but see the artistry and creative voice within enough to accept the piece. I have opened dialogues with writers to be sure I am reading the piece correctly as opposed to simply berating the author with my own ignorance.

There is a big difference in all of our talents. Some of us write and some of us type.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Rest In Peace MICROHORROR

Nathan Rosen has announced the flash fiction horror e-zine has scared its last person. I have written him to see I can take the reigns while he is away. He did ask for volunteers.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

So What The Hell ARE You Doing

We have commissioned pieces we are writing. Details on those will follow.

I feel humbled and honored to be approached and to be asked to contribute pieces.

I am spending time focusing on poetry for the at-large works. There is the opportunity in the works for contributing song lyrics, but more on that at a later date.

Stuff is coming out. Stay tuned.

I Have Nothing Against Self Publishing

But I do have something against the arrogance of many of these self-publishers who have an attitude that they are policeman, judge, jury and executioner.

I encourage people to get their work out there no matter what; and that includes self-publishing but the question of quality is certainly higher with a third party publisher.

Milford Adult Ed Redux

We are in the catalog again, but rest assured if this class doesn't fill we will pull it. In my area of Connecticut there is a premium on self-publishing an those self-publish ironically look down on those of us who don't.

Yeah, that is the case. Most Connecticut writing classes are taught by those who self-publish.

Such can certainly explain the quality of literature here.

Why do I have to do this?

All these longwinded writing genius creators spew and spew that you HAVE to write at least 1,000 words a day to be a great writer.

Enough.

There is a large difference between writing and typing. Writing is crafting and two hundred well crafted words are better than the stream of conscious turd in a punchbowl collection many of these self described authors could ever regurgitate.

Write comfortably. Write meaningfully. Write well.

Write and don't listen to these people.  

Saturday, July 11, 2015

RUSSIAN SLEEP EXPERIMENT will be podcast

My take on the infamous real, unreal, not real experiment will be a part of the next SURREAL SERMONS and yes I will appear as the narrator of the segment. Details to follow.

Friday, July 10, 2015

CLOSET to be published

This is the vampire tale alluded to in my prior post. It was accepted today as the lead off story in an anthology revolving around an apartment building. Details to follow.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Vampire Tale

Just finishing one urban tale scheduled to be in an upcoming anthology. Details to follow.

BABY'S BREATH will be reviewed on LURID-LIT Tomorrow

Check out tomorrow morning!!!

Friday, July 3, 2015

Two for 2016

No politics here, just noting that POLLY WANTS MY SINS and SWITCH are slated to be in Weirdbook issue #3 in the Spring of 2016.