Archive for October, 2011

a week ago when I was stone drunk

140 And Counting contributors…

Last week “Ink” by Aurelio Rico Lopez III went up at Every Day Poets, and “Wiffle Ball” by Ray Scanlon went up at Camroc Press Review.

30 October 2011

SFPA Hallowe’en

The Science Fiction Poetry Association has once more hosted a virtual
Halloween poetry reading
, featuring recordings of 15 members of the SFPA reading their own Halloween-themed, spooky poetry, including 140 And Counting contributors David Kopaska-Merkel, Stephen M. Wilson, Deborah P. Kolodji and Kath Abela Wilson.

29 October 2011

empty cities

140 And Counting contributors…

Carolyn Agee has three poems coming out in October 2011 issues of Contemporary Literary Review: India (“Forced“), Recovering the Self: A Journal of Hope and Healing (“Dry Bones Casting Shadow”) and The Healing Muse (“A2113”), and micro-fiction pieces in 7×20 and Cuento Magazine.

Peg Duthie has provided cover art for Issue 13 of Prime Number Magazine.

Berit Ellingsen has been interviewed by blogger and writer Chris Galvin about her novel The Empty City. We also missed a few of her September publications when they came out: “Boyfriend and Shark” in Coffinmouth and “Winter Story” in Staccato Fiction.

Duane Gilson won the Robin Becker Chapbook Prize for his manuscript Catch & Release. It will be published in April 2012.

C. E. Hyun‘s short story “Leigh and William Hush” appeared in the Summer 2011 issue of The Red Penny Papers.

Deborah P. Kolodji has a haiku in the print edition Autumn 2011 issue of Modern Haiku. She has reprinted it in her blog.

One of Julie Bloss Kelsey‘s scifaiku poems was nominated for the 2011 Dwarf Stars Award. The nominees will be published in a chapbook-style book in a month or so.

Nora Nadjarian‘s story “Breadcrumbs” from her chapbook “Girl, Wolf, Bones” (Folded Word, 2011) has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Elena Naskova has a play in the Seattle Playwrights Collective‘s Page to Stage showcase, for which a Kickstarter appeal is live for the next six days, to make up for waining funding.

Christina Nguyen is now the editorial assistant for Atlas Poetica, one of our favourite tanka journals.

Jonathan Pinnock‘s “Rare Meat” is in print and audio (read by Greg Page) at Liars’ League. He’s also been interviewed by the St Albans & Harpenden Review about his recently released Austen satire Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens.

Deborah Walker and Aurelio Rico Lopez III have fiction in the fourth issue of Abandoned Towers, scheduled to go live on November 1st.

Steven R. Wolfe has a (what else?) postcard short in Postcard Shorts.

26 October 2011

Ringed moons meant trouble.

Podcast journal StarShipSofa 208 contains work by Editor Joanne Merriam (“Settler’s Song” at 1:19:25) and 140 And Counting contributor David C. Kopaska-Merkel (“Macrame Williams on Lake Titicaca” at 1:21:20).

Kopaska-Merkel has also reprinted his story “Arachnophobia” on his blog, which originally appeared in Nursery Rhyme Noir, and his “Strange Oblivion” is this week’s poem at Strange Horizons.

21 October 2011

bullfrog choruses

140 And Counting contributors…

Francis W. Alexander has a story in The Drabbler 19.

L.K. Below‘s Stalking Shade, which looks to be a delicious horror tale with madmen, fake vampires and secret societies that save the world, is available from Lyrical Press.

David M. Harris‘ poem “Ever After” is in issue 57 of Gargoyle.

A reprint from Nursery Rhyme Noir, David C. Kopaska-Merkel‘s short story “Hot Cross Buns” is in the Fall 2011 issue of Breath & Shadow: A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature. He also has scifaiku in Scifaikuest.

Chen-ou Liu‘s senryu “bullfrog chorus” won Third Prize in the 2011 Senryu Contest and his haiku “crowded” won third prize in the Haiku Section of the New Zealand Poetry Society’s 2011 International Poetry Competition.

Editor Joanne Merriam has a fantasy novella featuring flying oppressors, bloody revolution and an afterworld staffed by therapists available at Amazon.

Christina Nguyen has haiku in the new issue (34:3) of Frogpond, the Haiku Society of America’s journal.

Shelley Ontis has a short piece in right hand pointing.

Steven Saus‘ short story “Hard Lesson” is in Three Lobed Burning Eye.

Garden of Unearthly Delights, a fantastic illustrated dark poetry collection by Marge Simon, is now out from Sam’s Dot publishing (sampler).

Deborah Walker placed second in the British Fantasy Society 2011 short story competition with “The Sea is in my Blood,” and her story “Eldritch Restoration” took first place in the David Farland/Liquid Imagination competition.

Celia White has co-authored an academic paper, “Cigarette Smoke Radioactivity and Lung Cancer Risk” for Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

16 October 2011

how cleverly the word

140 And Counting contributors…

Neil Ellman‘s poem, “Clock of Destiny,” appears in October’s Rufous Salon.

Jim Kacian has a short (what else?) haiku in tinywords.

And, Ken Liu has a short story called “The Countable” in the December issue of Asimov’s, which is available now.

13 October 2011

Shampanskoye for everyone

140 And Counting contributor Berit Ellingsen‘s story “Sovetskoye Shampanskoye” has just appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly.

Ellingsen also has a flash piece, “The Celtic Itch,” in decomP magazinE‘s October issue.

1 comment 6 October 2011

Freedom of Movement

140 And Counting contributors…

Steven Saus has a short story in the September 2011 Residential Aliens.

David Kopaska-Merkel‘s journal Dreams & Nightmares‘s September issue includes work by Marge Simon and Elizabeth Barrette.

2 October 2011

And so, year after year, relentlessly, the dead try to steal our children.

140 And Counting contributors…

Ken Liu has a wonderful post-singularity story up at Clarkesworld called “Staying Behind” (also available as a podcast, and the source of this post’s title). Also, his flash piece “Golden Years in the Paleozoic” is out in ASIM Issue 52.

Jonathan Pinnock has a flash piece, “Value For Money,” in September’s issue of The RightEyedDeer (pdf). His blog tour for Mrs Darcy versus the Aliens has yielded some wonderful interviews—find links at his site.

1 October 2011


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