Holiday Book- Giveaway and Salutations

Goodreads | Robert Vaughan (Author of Addicts & Basements).  Often when a new book comes out, Goodreads offers a remarkable plan to host a “raffle” that is free for anyone as a Goodreads user to enter. I’ve entered over three or even four dozen contests since I became a Goodreads member in 2009. This was the first time I ever won! Well, as luck turns out, the book, Doll Palace Stories, written by the uber-talented Sara Lippmann, is one I’d purchased directly through her publisher Dock Street Press ( the day it became available! I loved it beyond measure. 22026705 And so, I decided to host my own book give-away, announced on December 21st through Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Tumblr and more sites. All anyone had to do is either “like,” or share, or leave a comment in any spot. I collected the names, threw all eighty-eight of them into a hat, and a friend pulled the winner’s name out: ANDREW STANCEK of Ontario, Canada!!! Congratulations, Andrew! As it turns out, this is actually an INTERNATIONAL contest winner! And this was so much fun, I’ve decided to launch a 2015 monthly BOOK RAFFLE, sponsored by me! Easy to enter, fun to win! This of course in addition to the current fun we’re having with Two for Tuesdays and HUMP Day literary websites that I like to re-blog on occasion. I’m working on the last stretch of my new book, forthcoming in 2015, and will be turning it over to the publisher very soon. Wish me luck! What are you up to? Any plans for 2015? Travel? Marriage? New career? Please do tell us all.  ]]>

Addicts & Basements Goodreads Giveaway Contest

Addicts & Basements| Civil Coping Mechanisms is scheduled for release on February 1, 2014. To honor this huge event, I’m hosting a Goodreads giveaway! From today until March 1, 2014, all you have to do is register here, at my Goodreads page, and you are eligible to win a copy of Addicts & Basements! Details are also at this site: Goodreads | Book giveaway for Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan Jan 24-Mar 01, 2014(showing 1-8 of 8) entries: Please help spread the word? The more entries we get, the merrier…and best of luck! Win your copy of Addicts & Basements today!]]>

A Pushcart Prize nomination: Six Glimpses of the Uncouth at 1/25

1/25 announced his nominations for the Pushcart Prize yesterday…for those who are uncertain of what the Pushcart Prize means, here is a little more information about it: Welcome to The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses And here is Craig’s announcement via Tumblr: 1/25 I’m deeply indebted to editors like Craig, who see the value in my more experimental, and abstract writing. This piece, “Six Glimpses of the Uncouth,” might not have come together as it did without the writing and editing suggestions of Michael Maxwell, and Meg Tuite. To both of you for your input and support, and Craig- I honor you!        ]]>

Essay: Searching for the Solid

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review » ESSAYS | Searching for the Solid I feel as this is an ongoing motif in my writing, a search, in some sense, toward or away from, something. After all, language is always a traveling between the obvious and the obtuse. And the point of a poem, or an essay, for that matter, is to pose questions, not answer them. I hope you enjoy! Also, if it is of interest to you, “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” will be among the thirty pieces of mine collected in my forthcoming chapbook from Deadly Chaps, Diptychs, Triptychs, Lipsticks and Dipshits. Information will soon be available about how to purchase this. Thanks to editor Rae Bryant for the idea of this “essays” series, and to Vipra Ghimire, Assistant Non-Fiction Editor, for her great editorial guidance.  ]]>