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Published by Math Paper Press and headed by founding editor and author, Jason Erik Lundberg, LONTAR: The Journal of Southeast Asian Speculative Fiction will open to submissions in June. The submission guidelines are found here. I serve as the poetry editor. And if you feel like doing two clicking exercises today, then please like and follow us. Your fingers' strategic gestures will be much appreciated.
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We Bury the Landscape was reviewed at HTML Giant by Peter Tieryas Liu, author of the forthcoming story collection, Watering Heaven (Signal 8 Press, 2012).
Lucky Year for My Tales
My "City of the Dead," published in Connotation Press and modified to appear in its best form as part of We Bury the Landscape, is included in the storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2011. All the fine stories are found here, stories from Mary Stone Dockery, Mari Ness, Cort Bledsoe, James Tadd Adcox, and many others. I'm extremely grateful to the judges and to Connotation Press.
Cha: An Asian Literary Journal is this year's winner for best publication.
Another old microfiction, "Quarter of a Body," which appeared in Thieves Jargon, was selected by Dan Chaon for the Wigleaf Top 50 (Very) Short Fictions 2012. Here's the complete list of the 50 stories that were selected. I've read some of these flash fictions multiple times. The range, the depth -- they're astounding! Michael Kimball, who authored Dear Everybody, one of the best books I have ever read, is there. Jen Knox is there. Meg Pokrass, Carrie Etter, Mensah Demary, John Minichillo, etc.
The most magical moment of my life was seeing my tiny tale being singled out, alongside that of Ryan Griffith's, in Mr. Chaon's introduction. What seemed like a long time ago, my first Chaon story, here...
The Drone Outside
Meditations of a Beast
Age of Blight
A Roomful of Machines
We Bury the Landscape