Rick Rofihe sat down with us over email for a chat, (and to tell me how to correctly spell my friend Todd Zuniga’s name). Check out Anderbo.com and congratulations to Word Riot’s own Martha Clarkson for winning this year’s RRofihe Trophy.
Nicolle Elizabeth: Hey Rick. Thanks for chatting with us over here at Word Riot. You run the Rofihe Trophy contest and have just chosen our previous Poetry Editor Ms. Martha Clarkson as this round’s winner. We had no idea she had entered and are super psyched for her and think you must have made an excellent choice. Also that
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elimae editors Cooper Renner and Brandon Hobson announced the November/December 2012 Issue of the popular online literary magazine would be its last.
The magazine, founded in 1996, has been a standard-bearer of fine literature in the digital age. The quality of the work published in elimae demonstrated that literary excellence is not limited to the print realm. All online literary magazines that followed elimae owe a debt of gratitude to Cooper, Brandon and founder Deron Baumann for leading the way.
Word Riot Poetry Editor Nicolle Elizabeth and Fiction Editor Kevin O’Cuinn chatted with Cooper about his experience with elimae
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Friends, it’s been a long time since we did one of these, so how about an extra-special, post-Thanksgiving, jumbo-sized Notes From Elsewhere? Yes, let’s.
First up with Word Riot author news, Paula Bomer has a new story, “Inside Madeleine,” in Long, the latest issue of The Literary Review.
Also, NANO Fiction and WR authors seem to get along quite well:
Volume 5, Number 2 features Genevieve Hudson, whose story “Used” appeared here in 2010. Poetry editor Nicolle Elizabeth has a story in the latest issue of NANO Fiction, Volume 6, Number 1. Zack Wentz also appears in the latest issue. His
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Notes From Elsewhere is a roundup of various literary things compiled by Sara Habein, along with news from past Word Riot authors. She makes no claims at being terribly current or the first to know anything, but hopefully you will find something interesting here.)
A little internal WR news first: Wigleaf recently released their Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions list, and three stories from here have made the cut:
“The Way You Move Twelve Minutes From Home” by Stefanie Freele “Ironing” by Peter Grandbois “More Work” by Gregory Sherl
Also, WR‘s Poetry Editor, Nicolle Elizabeth, has a story on the list with
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People had been trying to shut down the hotel since the early Protestant work ethic showed up and told everybody how to run their businesses. Prostitutes and poker had to be moved to the basement, to the attic, at least during daytime. Ash’s Great-Grandmother stepped in to partner her husband around 1890, and the pictures show her as a ghost of a woman. Technically, she was also my mother’s Great-Aunt. Great-Aunt and Great-Grandfather counting money in the back while a smoky hallway of people laughed and the night went on.
I wonder about Karma and wonder if the wives of
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