2010 June 18 | amphibi.us
Also, I had a racy piece taken by Sleep. Snort. Fuck. Thanks editors!
SLEEP. SNORT. FUCK.: Starting Over
The writing continues to fly…summer takes off…what are you up to? Any big trips on the horizon? How will your life benefit from your 2010 experiences?
A few other random things I recommend: Christina Aguilera’s Bionic CD (get the European version if possible), Coco Chanel movie (sad and reverent), James L. White “The Salt Ecstasies” a poetry collection with a foreward by Mark Doty. And the New Yorker‘s issue (June 14 & 21) was dedicated to ’20 Under 40.’ Meaning twenty writers under forty years old.
Nicole Krauss: “The Young Painters” : The New Yorker
Then, as I am a dedicated user of Facebook, Dan Wickett, Exec. Dir. of Dzanc Books published an alternative list called 20 Writers to Watch:
Facebook | Dan Wickett: 20 Writers to Watch – An Alternate List
Hope you enjoy both!
Peace, Love, Fly.]]>
Also, I have been working in tandem with editor Amanda Deo at Thunderclap Press, on some creative chapbooks and also flash fiction submissions. I have had two pieces accepted thus far for the upcoming Numero Dos issue. More info. here:
I am now a full-fledged member at Fictionaut, where you have to be invited to join (thanks Meg Pokrass!). I have posted two flash pieces there as well as one poem. You can read them all here:
Robert Vaughan — Fictionaut
And here are the various other places where you can read my writing on the web:
Part of Life: Two Ways « Clutching at Straws
Tryst Issue XIX: Contents
Blink|Ink | ‘quick snips of mixed fiction’
The Camel Saloon: Houseboat
It has been a wonderful week indeed. I am so grateful to the following editors of the above mentioned literary magazines: Shawn Misener at Clutching at Straws, Mia at Tryst, Lynn Alexander at Blink/Ink, and Russell Streur at The Camel Saloon.
And to my fellow roundtable writers at Redbird-Redoak, I can’t thank you enough for your insights and suggestions. We had an amazing night on June 3, reading selections from our writing at Cafe Fixx in Milwaukee. There was a great turnout, and I was happy that Kim Suhr, our head honcho, placed me first in the line-up. I read three short pieces: “When the Time Comes” to be published at Negative Suck, “Furballs,” and “Liminal” which is forthcoming from The Lesser Flamingo.
And I reached another milestone. One of my writing goals was to attempt to hit 25 submission acceptances by the time my milestone birthday arrives in August. Well, it happened a little early: Today! I had my 25th acceptance, a new piece called “Sometimes He Feels Like It’s Numb” which will come out this summer at Salt River Review. Thanks editor, Lynda Schor.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention these two weeks of the French Open and the great efforts of Schiavone who beat Sam Stosur yesterday; and Rafa Nadal who won his 5th French Open title, defeating Robin Soderling fairly handedly. So inspirational to see Nadal avenge his loss last year to Soderling, and to be back on top of his game.
Some prompts for you writers/artists, from our latest sessions:
1) He felt Edmond tugging at his leg.
2) Civilization has been slow to give up on our myth of the Earth’s infinite generosity.
3) I believe she was a good woman, rather lonely, more sensitive than anyone understood.
Happy writing! Better yet, happy living!]]>