Hump Day Hangouts

10 Hump Day Hangouts: 1. Flash Fiction Chronicles editor Michelle Reale interviews me for “The Slant”: 2. Poet Cyrus Cassells chats about life, creativity and his forthcoming collection: 3. Anna March gets down every Wednesday at The Rumpus with her Aural Fixations: Aural Fixations, The Rumpus Mixtape #9: Chilly Scenes Of Winter – The 4. My first review from Omega poet/writer Michael Gillian Maxwell’s Your Own Backyard – Writing-Visual Art-Social Commentary Also, here is the direct link to order Flash Fiction Fridays… 5. Susan Tepper’s Monday chat at Fictionaut with J. Mykell Collinz: 6. Jon Gingerich, editor of O’Dwyer’s Magazine in New York, explains the SOPA debate: 7. Amazing poet and friend, Bill Yarrow has a new book out! Get it now! Support your indie presses! http :// bill-yarrow-283/ 8. Two magazines that are current MUST READS!!! You simply have to! Fwriction Review Year One Anthology: And, Heavy Feather Review’s first issue: 9.  Flavorwire Lists Top 10 Online Lit Mags: 1)   Moon Milk Review 2)   BLIP 3)   PANK 4)   Kill Author 5)   Bartelby Snopes 6)   McSweeny’s 7)   The Exquisite Corpse 8)   decomP 9)   Twelve Stories 10) Still hungry? Try these websites too… Shortlist Press Failbetter Annalemma Opium Magazine The Collagist Triple Canopy 10.   Top Five Story Hits from 2011 at In Between Altered States, edited by Aleathia Drehmer: Shocked to see TWO of mine on the list! Thanks, Aleathia! 1. Underfoot-Sherri Collins 2. Say Yes- Robert Vaughan ***** 3. Leyla’s Dream- Defne Cizakca 4. Blue Sky Ahead- Robert Vaughan ***** 5. Congratualtions You Won- Jay Coral Thanks for all of you who shared your first impressions of the Flash Fiction Fridays book. It means the world to me. I’ll end with this photo: The three anthologies in which my work is included: (From left to right) Flash Fiction Fridays, edited by me: Stripped, An Anonymous Anthology, edited by Nicole Monaghan, and Exquisite Quartet 2011, edited by Meg Tuite.

So grateful to every writer, editor, reader and journal or magazine that has considered or published my work. Oh, what a year 2012 will be!!!

January Floodgates are Open

WUWM: Lake Effect – Flash Fiction Friday: Media In fact, all of our shows are archived at the WUWM Lake Effect site. After we wrapped our December show, I was traveling abroad when I gave some serious thought to creating an anthology, devoted to these stories that decorated our show with such depth, and finesse. I wanted to create a book that would have all 34 stories that we’d aired. This would also be my first step into that wonderful world of publishing. And so, here it is: Flash Fiction Fridays by Robert Vaughan in Literature & Fiction Do me a favor and help spread the word, perhaps get copies for extended family and friends? That would be so appreciated. I do have two stories in Flash Fiction Fridays, the anthology. I also have work here: exquisite-quartet-anthology. The Exquisite Quartet is a monthly collective story that Meg Tuite starts, then asks three other writers to add on. It publishes online at Used Furniture Review, and Meg has created a stunning book, with all 13 stories included. And, I have an anonymous story here: Stripped: Nicole Monaghan, editor. This collection includes some of the best-known names in flash fiction, and the author identities are “stripped” from their stories- can you tell if a man or a woman wrote this or that story? The idea is so intriguing and I am having a blast reading these wonderful gems. I also have a poem called “Reckless/Abandon” at  Heavy Feather Review. This has 292 pages of some amazing writing! Thanks editors, Nathan and Jason! Here are some other places where you can read my latest work: “The Upswing of Falling” is at a semi-permanent spot on the Metazen page! I am really, really grateful for this one- you can see it on the far right side, underneath their “search & hit enter” spot. Thanks, Christopher and Frank!!! The poem, “My Bicycle” is up in the January issue of Yes, Poetry. Thanks editor, Joanna! “Scales” is published at Untoward Magazine. Thanks, Matt! “Implications” is up at red lightbulbs issue 6! Thanks, Russ and Meghan! “An Occupy Trifecta” and so many other writer’s amazing poems are up this month at ConnotationPress. Thanks, editors Joani and Caitlin for this honor! “Nine O Clock Tonight We Die,” a fiction noir piece, up at HOUSEFIRE. Thanks, Robert and Riley! “Feast” was up at Mad Swirl, and also featured in The Best of Mad Swirl’s Poetry Forum : 01.21.12. Thanks, MH Clay! And I have work forthcoming at The Lit Pub , an interview/exchange with writer, artist and soul-mate, Meg Tuite, who has just released a way cool chapbook: Disparate Pathos « Monkey Puzzle Press! Watch her: she’s on the move! Also, two of my stories in multi-talented Jennifer Tomaloff’s project IN THOSE DAYS WE. Also check out her newly released Volume III « bending light into verse. And forthcoming work at Art Faccia, Lost in Thought, Elimae, Blue Fifth Review, Santa Fe Literary Review, Short Fast & Deadly, and NAP. Meanwhile, roundtables have started up, heading into our 6th year at Redbird- Redoak Studio. RB-RO Writers to Read at Marathon « RedBird-RedOak Writing. I will be there with so many other talented poets, please come and help support this great local Milwaukee gem! And did you register for AWP- 2012 Conference yet? I can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast. Readings, parties, meetings, speakers…and more, more, more. Okay, that’s all for now! Stay warm, keep creating, and spread the love.]]>