Archive for February, 2012

Amazon lives in Pacific Standard Time, apparently.

Today (February 25th), in honor of the anniversary of the first US electric printing press patent (by Thomas Davenport in 1837) and as a thank you to her readers and supporters, editor Joanne Merriam‘s ebooks The Glaze from Breaking and A Multitude of Daggers are available for free!

A Multitude of Daggers is a fun fantasy novella loosely related to her short story “The Boatman” which was originally published by On Spec: The Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic in 2007.

The Glaze from Breaking is a reprint of the 2005 Stride Books paperback edition. Reviews of the 2005 edition called her images “sharp and vivid” (Verse) and “both unusual and just right” (Shearsman), said her collection is “well worth seeking out for its elegant exploration of love and loss, recovery and redemption, eroticism and the echoes of the heart” (chicklit) and compared her writing to Boris Pasternak’s early work (“where the poet does not so much observe the natural world as fuse with it” – Shearsman again).

They’re free until around midnight Pacific Standard Time.

In 140 And Counting contributor news: Simon Kewin was featured in trapeze magazine on Thursday and had a short story, “Wolf Emit,” in Every Day Fiction the same day.

25 February 2012

“Coyote, Spider, Bat”

140 And Counting authors:

Neil Ellman has a poem, “Welcome to Disaster,” in Word Riot.

Robert Laughlin has two poems in The Toucan Online, and two more in Indigo Rising Magazine.

Steven Saus has a story in Westward Weird (reviewed here by Amy Phelps).

22 February 2012


140 And Counting author Ken Liu has been nominated in the Novella category for “The Man Who Ended History: A Documentaryand in the Short Story category for “The Paper Menagerie” for the 2011 Nebula Awards! The winners will be announced at SFWA‘s 47th Annual Nebula Awards Weekend, 17 – 20 May 2012.

In other URB news: Jonathan Pinnock‘s revenge fantasy “Role-Play” appeared in Every Day Fiction; Tess Almendarez Lojacono has a Book Release Party on Saturday, 25 February at 7 p.m. at the Downtown Awesome Books location (929 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh) to celebrate her first novel, Milagros; and editor Joanne Merriam‘s short poem “Love in the Time of Alien Invasion” and long poem “Tender Aliens”—both originally published in The Magazine of Speculative Poetry in Spring 2011—have just been nominated for the 2012 Rhysling Poetry Awards in their respective categories.

1 comment 20 February 2012

I took the train to Disaster

Berit Ellingsen‘s What Girls Really Think is now part of the Pachydermini chapbook series by Turtleneck Press, and Neil Ellman‘s poem “Welcome to Disaster” is in the February 2012 issue of Word Riot and his “Indefinite Divisibility” appeared at the Rusty Nail on 13 February 2012.

Also! The anthology they have in common, 140 And Counting, is now available from iTunes in a dizzying array of countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America. Not too shabby, what.

17 February 2012

THF haiku

The Haiku Foundation’s free Haiku app contains work by 140 And Counting contributors T.D. Ingram, Jim Kacian, Deborah P. Kolodji, John Stevenson, Alan Summers and Charles Trumbull.

13 February 2012

willows wept

140 And Counting contributors…

Elise Atchison has work in the 13th issue of Willows Wept Review.

C. E. Hyun‘s modern-day Hansel and Gretel retelling appears in Underneath the Juniper Tree‘s February issue.

Jessica Otto‘s “rain[herbicide]rainbow” appeared in Project Agent Orange Poetry Blog (“poetry to empower Agent Orange victims”) on February 1st.

Alan Summers has haiku in Area 17 and the THFhaiku app for iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch.

12 February 2012

With poem titles like Making Time, Devolution, Entropy, Relativity, Dark Matter, and with an epigraph from Carl Sagan, and references to Mastodons, petroglyphs and quantum states, one might expect to find a collection of science-nerd poems. But science itself has changed (and maybe rescued poetry in the process). We don’t live in a deterministic universe of Newtonian mechanics. Yes, “The world / wheels toward the inevitable”. But we live in a universe of unobservable observations and strange attractions. The path to the inevitable is not fixed.

nouspique reviews poetry chapbook Blueshifting by Heather Kamins!

2 February 2012

Peg Duthie

Peg Duthie shares an old house in Nashville, Tennessee, with a tall mechanic, a large dog, and a small piano. She works as an indexer and copyeditor, and there’s more about her at


Books for Upper Rubber Boot:

Measured Extravagance lyrically documents the messiness of grief and explores the complexity of devotion.

Peg Duthie is one of 119 contributors to 140 And Counting.

1 comment 1 February 2012

A man did something terrible.

140 And Counting contributors…

Berit Ellingsen‘s “The Plan” is now up at Pure Slush (“flash … without the wank”). Berit was also recently interviewed by Decoding Static, and her story “Butterfly Skin” (“Pele de Borboleta”) was in the January issue of the Brazilian magazine Hyperpulp, in English and Portuguese.

Neil Ellman‘s “The Fine Print” was published last week by Misfits’ Miscellany.

T.D. Ingram, Peter Newton and Stella Pierides recenty published haiku in One Hundred Gourds. Ingram‘s tanka and
tanka prose is also forthcoming in Atlas Poetica #10.

Ken Liu was featured in an author spotlight in Lightspeed.

Chuck Von Nordheim had a poem published by Every Day Poets called “The Seminary Offered a Full Refund.” Jonathan Pinnock also had a poem there in January – “Perspective.”

1 February 2012


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