The clock is ticking for the Goodreads giveaway (US, UK, Canada, and Australia) of my book. We Bury the Landscape is a collection of 100 little stories about 100 different paintings and other works of art (indicated alongside each story). The book is now available for pre-order, with a release schedule of April 1st.
A couple of thoughtful reviews here:
Megan Monell at Love, Literature, Art, and Reason
Rachel at The Joy of Booking
More than half of the flash fiction/prose poems in this collection previously appeared elsewhere. Some online excerpts:
"Revenge of the Goldfish" in The Brooklyner
"Boy with a Propeller Head" in Birkensnake
"We Figure the Leaves" in Hobart
"The City is Landing" reprinted in Schlock Magazine, first appeared in Linger Fiction
"Requiem for Industry" in Eschatology
Teaser opening line of "Bug Chairs" in Mixer
We Bury the Landscape Goodreads Page
We Bury the Landscape Facebook Fan Page
Barnes & Noble
Also, Upper Rubber Boot Books' Couplets: a multi-author poetry blog tour is underway, and I'm in it!
Meanwhile, two of my flash fictions, "Cameraman" and "Contortionist," are in Qwerty Magazine's Winter 2012 issue.
FICTION by Sacha Siskonen, Vanessa Farnsworth, Phyllis Rudin, David Como, Kristine Ong Muslim, and Alyssa Songsiridej. POETRY by Sue Sinclair, Roxanna Bennet, Blair Trewartha, Stevie Howell, Carla Hartsfield, Anna Daniels, Jesse Ferguson, Sheila Stewart, Emily McGiffin, Anne Baldo, Katie Murphy, and K. V. Skene. ART & DESIGN by Eleanor Leonne Bennett, Abby Diamond, Fabio Sassi, Olivia Dreisinger, and Katherine Murray
In the 17th issue of Yalobusha Review, the annual journal published by the graduate students at the University of Mississippi, you'll find "Nobody's Beast," my flash-length story of Jenna, a normal working girl who found a prize from a Kellog's cereal box -- a baby, specifically a cereal-box baby who has a tendency to "wake up in the middle of the night and would crawl towards Jenna's belly."
"Nobody's Beast" is collected in my book, We Bury the Landscape, and it is inspired by Paul Booth's painting, "Defiance."
FICTION by Stephanie Dickinson, J.S. Khan, Diane Lefer, Kristine Ong Muslim, Kevin O’Cuinn, Meg Pokrass, Christine Sneed, and Marylee MacDonald. POETRY by Tory Adkisson, Melissa Barrett, Jeanne Marie Beaumont, Jesse Damiani, Michael Mlekoday, James Norcliffe, Geoffrey Nutter, Shelley Puhak, Mike White, and Billie R. Tadros. Plus non-fiction by Jacob Oet and interviews with Michael Chabon, Lynn Emanuel, and Mary Miller.
Anobium Volume 2 contains two of my flash-length stories: the itinerant "Ripple Effect" and "A True Story."
"A True Story" is another member of the We Bury the Landscape tribe. It is the made-up back story of Dorothea Tanning's famous painting "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik."
Here's Anobium's deathless vital stats: 5″x7″, 104pp., perfect bound, laminated gloss cover, 60lb. b&w stock. Featuring new writing by R.A. Allen, David Applebaum, Annah Browning, Rance Denton, Vernon Frazer, Roxane Gay, Benjamin Goluboff, John Gosslee, Jonathan Greenhause, Jac Jemc, Jeffrey Maclachlan, Kristine Ong Muslim, D.E. Steward, Graham Tugwell. Also features a curatorial section with selections from Derek Sanchez-Hoeksema, Blaster “Al” Ackerman, Patrick Somerville, Jesse Ball. Cover by Jacob van Loon and artwork by Ivan de Monbrison. ISBN-13: 978-0-615-56908-6
And here's the Tanning painting:
Meditations of a Beast
Age of Blight
A Roomful of Machines
We Bury the Landscape