Greetings, Rioters! I’ve decided my bookmark folder containing links for you all needs a good clear-out, so let’s have a few days’ worth Note From Elsewhere goodness, shall we? YES! Time to catch up.
First up, we have a shedload of WR Author Updates that I’ve neglected to tell you about:
Logen Cure, whose poem “These Are My Best Gifts” first appeared here, now has a full chapbook out called Still.
Previously seen here reviewing Philip Glass’ Einstein on The Beach, Fred Skolnik has a new novel, Death.
Katie Cortese has a collection of flash fiction out, Girl Power and Other Short-Short Stories. Her story “Disappearing Act”
Hello, Rioters. It is a dark week for many parts of the world, and though this is not a news site, I’d be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge Paris, Syria, Lebanon, and other countries experiencing horrible strife. Instead of a news story, a bit of history: “SS St Louis: The ship of Jewish refugees nobody wanted:”
On 13 May 1939, more than 900 Jews fled Germany aboard a luxury cruise liner, the SS St Louis. They hoped to reach Cuba and then travel to the US – but were turned away in Havana and forced to return to Europe, where
Greetings, Rioters. Happy November to you all. Please forgive my excess of exclamation marks. Let’s cozy up to some interesting literary links, shall we?
A bit of Word Riot author news: Michelle Ephraim, whose creative nonfiction appeared here in September 2012, has a new book out with Caroline Bicks, Shakespeare, Not Stirred. Booze and Shakespeare? I’m in!
If you have a store between 2,000 and 10,000 words, Recommended Reading‘s deadline is November 6th. They pay $300.
PANK Magazine lives! When co-editors Roxane Gay and M. Bartley Seigel decided to stop publication, new owners stepped in. New details will be coming soon.
(Speaking of Roxane,
Hello, Rioters! Happy Halloween Week to you all. (‘Halloween Week’ is totally a thing. Just go with it.) Are any of you doing literary-themed costumes this year? I am, if one counts comic book characters (and I do).
Speaking of comics…
I’m also enjoying These are Comics! I Draw Them! by Michael Patrick McMullen. You can get his first collection for a mere 99 cents here.
If you like your comics heavy on the sex, Gina Nicoll at Panels has some suggestions for you. I keep meaning to read Sex Criminals, but have yet to get to it.
Also at Panels, Nikki
Hello, Rioters! Time to round up some interesting literary links that have caught my eye. First up, let’s check in with a past WR contributor:
Shebana Coelho, who has previously published three pieces here, has a new site: Write Out Loud Santa Fe. Contributors include Lisa Bertsch, Belinda Edwards, Ellen Fox, Dawn Hamilton, Amy Kaplan, María Cristina López, and Cati Perez Lacey.
Essays and Fiction of Note:
I really enjoyed this excerpt from Ellen Litman‘s Mannequin Girl, which went up at The Nervous Breakdown in March.
Also, check out this lovely essay from Melissa Harrison: Caught By An Unknown River.
Every time I read some of
Shedloads of Wisdom: That’s what we all want, right? A bit of wisdom in our lives, particularly when it pertains to our profession? Let’s get right into this week’s Notes From Elsewhere, Rioters.
This Saturday is National Readathon Day, where people are encouraged to make time to read from noon-4pm in their respective time zones. There’s a charitable element as well, if you’re interested. Or if you need an excuse for telling your household to leave you alone for four hours: “It’s for a good cause!”
How about some essays?
I really enjoyed “Changeling” by Stephen Policoff at The Rumpus about health, myth, and when
Greetings all! And Happy New Year. Why don’t we round up a few End of 2014 lists that caught my eye? Besides those, we’ve got a few other odds and ends, so let’s get to it.
At The Butter, Roxane Gay has “An Incomplete List of Interesting Moments From 2014 Reviews, Profiles, Etc.”
I always enjoy reading The Millions’ Year in Reading series, and Garth Risk Hallberg’s contribution this year is not only full of interesting-sounding books, but it’s a lovely tribute to his father.
Carolyn at Autostraddle has a great list of Top 10 Queer and Feminist Books of 2014, including Janet Mock, Daisy Hernández, and Women in
Hello friends! Just a few links to see you into your weekend because I’m behind on life and haven’t been reading as much as I’d like to be. Nevertheless, let’s get to it.
Roxane Gay is the judge for this year’s Kore Press Short Fiction Award. The deadline is February 15, 2015.
And in longform nonfiction news, Jill Abramson is forming a startup company with Steven Brill:
Writers will be paid advances around $100,000 to produce stories that will be longer than long magazine articles but shorter than books, she said. There will be “one perfect whale of a story” each
Louise Krug is the author of Louise: Amended (2012), a memoir about the brain surgeries she had when she was 22. She teaches creative writing and composition at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas, where she lives with her husband and daughter. Some of her recent work has appeared in Parcel and Huffington Post. She has a collection of essays forthcoming from 99:The Press in 2015.