HUMP Chill Author Jody Paloni is doing this great project called 365 Short Stories in 2013, and I was so thrilled to find I’d made her list. She blogs about her week here: I didn’t grow up like this, but Richard Blanco is so eloquent in Making a Man Out of Me at the Huffington Post: Superstar: An excerpt from Susan Steinberg’s amazing story collection, Spectacle is up at Nervous Breakdown: Meg Tuite’s got a killer poem at Clutching at Straws, “Not Always a Happy Place”: And you can also read Meg’s story at the January Bartleby Snopes, and please vote for it: This could make you bawl…Matthew Salesses at The Good Man Project: A poem, I Go To The Mall For A Knife by Dorianne Laux, stayed with me for days, at Cortland Review: – 1 I’m not sure where I got turned on to Madison poet Adam Fell, but here are two of his stunning poems in Diagram: Get ready for author Alex Pruteanu, he’s gearing up for the release of Gears: A Collection: Bonnie Zobell’s new book, The Whack-Job Girls is out and ready for purchase (plus, watch that incredible video!): So, in a week of Presidential Inaugurations and Martin Luther King Day, the 40th anniversary of Roe versus Wade and Serena Williams passing the potential torch to fellow teenage American Sloane Stephens in the 2013 Australian Open…what are you paying attention to? What inspires you? Motivates you? How are you going to impact changes in your life in 2013?        ]]>

HUMP Holla Gloria Mindock, publisher at Cervena Barva Press where my chapbook, Microtones, is forthcoming, is interviewed at Flash Fiction Chronicles by the illustrious Bonnie Zobell: Interview with Gloria Mindock at Červená Barva Press « Flash Fiction Chronicles My amazing boss at JMWW, Jen Michalski is interviewed at Necessary Fiction about her new book, Could You Be With Her Now, and so much more: Heather Fowler is the featured fiction writer at Connotation Press this month, thanks to wonderful editor Meg Tuite: And check out all the other recent goodies at CP here: Andrew Stancek is up at Fwriction Review with “Hush”: Bill Yarrow has two poems up at Scissors & Spackle: What’s getting all these Alt-Lit writers up in arms? This article at Vice: Interesting article about words at So Bad So Good: – .UPEBo1wwDO4.facebook The latest issue of The Collagist is pretty freaking great. Here is one story by Nathan Blake: She might hate me for this, but she might not. xTx is the guest at Brad Listi’s Other People podcast: My buddy, Bud Smith is also in this fiction issue at Connotation Press: Robert Garcia has a story, “Sinking,” in the latest Wilderness House Literary Review: Stay warm. Huddle. Study penguins if you’ve forgotten how. Better than football. Happy Birthday my dear brother, Michael. Thanks for your recent visit. Know you are loved.]]>

HUMP birthdays Also here is another anticipated list at The Millions, which my book is not on, but I still respect: Red Fez has published an issue devoted to the recent happenings in Newtown, Connecticut. Two of my poems are included, “adversity,” and “In Sandy Hook.” I am deeply honored and thanks editor Patrick Simonelli!: Timothy Gager has kicked off a project in 2013: New Graffiti- The Original. He’s asked writers to select the most gritty story ever written. And what a stunner Meg Tuite has brought with “Thirteen”: Matt Potter has released his novel-in-stories called Gorge from Pure Slush. It’s 33 writers who weave stories about a restaurant, Café Guano, set in remote Maine. The story takes place all in about twelve hours or less and the result is action packed, crazy, lustful and made me laugh aloud several times during the two days it took for me to devour it. I have three stories included also:;jsessionid=12DDDAB309062FAFC476E7A3A1DECCE5\ Gessy Alvarez has a stunning story up at Camroc Press Review: Tara Laskowski is up at Flash Fiction Chronicles with her New Year Writing Resolutions: Mary Stone Dockery has a new poem, “I Can Leave You Like I Leave” up at Saudade Review: At Nate Tower’s blog (he’s also the editor at Bartelby Snopes) he covers the recent bullshit that friend and writer Timothy Gager had to deal with: If you missed this earlier in January, do visit the lastest fiction from master Kathy Fish at Connotation Press. Editor Meg Tuite has created her magic here: Since it is still early enough in January, what are your plans for 2013? For your writing? For your personal life? What are you here to do? Are you already doing it, on the path, so they say? Who are you?      ]]>