"If you don't enjoy the doing, do something else" -David Lynch (Lynch 2007)


Keyhole Issue 8

Keyhole Issue 8 is available for pre-order & it's only $10. It has an awesome cast of words, I can't wait to get my hands on it.

Sheldon Lee Compton

The Problem with Stray Horses
Anne Valente

She Dreams of Oceans
Samantha Arlotta

I Wonder if Anyone Ever Really
Wins the Lottery and if They Do
I Wonder if Anything Really

Franky's old room
The Azusa Swap Meet
prayer for the little ghosts outside
his window

Cooper Renner

Encounter on a Ledge

Steven J. McDermott

Chicken Shit

Jamie Iredell

He was Legend
The fog
The party was in Simonville
The Drive

Robert Lopez

How to Mop a Kitchen Floor
Blind Betty to Her Baby Brother

Brian Allen Carr

Baby Grand Dangle

Deena November

Could've Been Me
Dead Society Finch
Imagine the moon
Pittsburgh Every Winter

William L. Alton

Lying in the Backyard, Sweating
The Odd Man Sitting In The Rain
Drinking Beer

A Couple Dances to the Blues

Jensen Beach

Anne-Marie Kinney

Ask Us Anything
Image and contents taken from Keyholemagazine.com


Last night I finished reading The Virgin Suicides, Jeffrey Eugenides moves thorough time beautifully. I also finished reading Corduroy Mtn. print issue one, the entire thing is solid; I can't wait for the second issue.

Thirst For Fire is still accepting submissions for their upcoming issue for a few more days, until Sept. 15th. Submit. Submit.
I really like these posts:

Stephen Daniel Lewis/ fantasy books


Brandi Wells/ writing on the internet


I really like Eric Beeny's new piece at Abjective, "Milk Like a Melted Ghost," give it a read.


The second issue of > Kill Author is out. It looks great. The massive issue has words in plenty by:

Donald Illich, Emma J. Lannie, George Anderson, J. Bradley, Jesse Tangen-Mills, Jimmy Chen, K. Walker Graves, Laura Ellen Scott, Lauren Becker, Laurie E. White, Luke Drotar, Nate Innomi, Peter Schwartz, Roxane Gay, Sam Pink, Sarah Layden, Stephen Daniel Lewis, Steven J. McDermott, Vaughan Simons, William Walsh, and an excerpt from my unpublished novella, Flowing in the Gossamer Fold.


I'm very excited about > Kill Author's next issue, I got a nice e-mail from them yesterday, asking me to clear up a sentence in my upcoming piece, I really appreciated that. They also said that they're in the "final stages of putting the issue together." I'm excited about the future of this journal, if the first issue is any indication, they seem 100%.


At 2 a.m. this morning I finished a draft of Gossamer that felt 'right.' I'd been struggling with the last twenty/ thirty pages for a while, mainly with organization, and details, but now I finally have an edit/ draft that I'm excited about.

I might change the title: Flowing in the Gossamer Fold.
This is great news about Shane Jones book and Penguin.


the second print issue of corduroy mtn.

The Greying Ghost simply has some of the best looking chapbooks around, and this collection is sure to be beautiful. A classy, satisfying, one of a kind, must have, when it comes out sometime this fall. I can't wait to get it in my hands, and read all of the words.

I'm very happy to have a part of GOSSAMER included in the issue, it's one of my favorite scenes. David Peak was kind enough to mention GOSSAMER on his blog today, calling it a "Sparkling new novella." I e-mailed him an early, yet large part of the ms about a month back. That made me feel happy, thanks David. I've been working on the back half of the novella a lot; today I went though thirty pages: editing, shaping, birthing, fixing, and cutting. I think it's turning out nicely, molding into light, and deep, dreamy dreams.

Picture taken from the airforce joyride blog, here.


I'm a little late on this, but I want to spread the word.

Taken from Shya Sconlon's website:
On July 16th, 2009, I began serializing my novel FORECAST (read a blurb; watch a promo) semiweekly (Mondays and Thursdays) across 42 web journals and blogs.

The series is on the seventh chapter of forty-two, so it's still early going. Visit Shya's website for the complete listing of links to all the sites that are publishing a chapter. Cool stuff.

I've been submitting excerpts from my novella GOSSAMER, and I'm really pleased, thrilled, and thankful for how well it's been received.
I received the list of books we'll be reading in the contemporary fiction craft course I'm taking next semester:

Author/ Title

Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Jonathan Lethem: Motherless Brooklyn

Victor LaValle: The Ecstatic

Junichiro Tanizaki: The Key & Diary of a Mad Old Man

Jeffery Eugenides: The Virgin Suicides

Colson Whitehead: The Intuitionist

Jim Crace: Being Dead

Zadie Smith: White Teeth

Kelly Link: Magic for Beginners