+I saw The Room last night. It was incredible.

+Get your hands on this from MLP:
an anthology of everything mud luscious press has ever printed in its four-by-four chapbooks beginning in the fall of 2008 & going through to the end of 2009 & featuring the most tremendous writing of ken baumann, shane jones, jimmy chen, brandi wells, blake butler, nick antosca, sam pink, james chapman, colin bassett, michael kimball, jac jemc, kim chinquee, kim parko, norman lock, randall brown, brian evenson, michael stewart, peter markus, ken sparling, aaron burch, david ohle, matthew savoca, p. h. madore, johannes göransson, charles lennox, ryan call, elizabeth ellen, molly gaudry, kevin wilson, mary hamilton, craig davis, kendra grant malone, lavie tidhar, lily hoang, mark baumer, ben tanzer, krammer abrahams, joshua cohen, eugene lim, c. l. bledsoe, joanna ruocco, josh maday, & michael martone as they first appeared in mud luscious print & here collected all together for the first & only time.

Order here.
+David Peak's chapbook Museum of Fucked is coming along nicely. We're finalizing the cover as we speak. The Warm Milk Printing Press site should be launched soon.

+The Internet is bizarre.

+Looking forward to The Failure Six.

+Sometimes this blog freaks me out.


The Press are convinced that he bought a paper every day

-Spilt Milk is now accepting submissions. We're looking to harbor new innovative and passionate literature. Spread the word.

Send words: warmmilkpress@yahoo.com

-I received an e-mail from Gold Wake Press saying that they are now accepting submissions for Unscroll issue four. Support that.

-Also received an e-mail from the BluePrintReview that they'll be linking to my story Traces in the Liquid, published by Titular back in 2008 (as Brave New World) in their upcoming issue #22. Thanks Dorothee.


My favorite six word story:

Machine. Unexpectedly, I’d invented a time
- Alan Moore


Congratulations to Blake Butler on his deal with Harper Perennial!
I bothered J. Michael Wahlgren and Eric Beeny, Gold Wake Press editors, when I noticed I'd sent them a slightly wrong version of excerpt from Flowing in the Gossamer Fold. The difference being two indentations and three sentences... but since they are so extremely nice they updated my piece, which gave the issue a different URL, sorry about that. I feel like I caused a problem for such small changes, but I am really happy with the changes.

Here's a story about this particular excerpt.

I originally sent this as part of a 3,000 word-ish excerpt to P.H. Madore at Dispatch. Madore turned around with one of the nicest rejections I've ever received, in a nutshell he said he couldn't use it, but thought it was a very strong submission and enjoyed the shit out of it, and forwarded his recommendation for the piece to Thieves Jargon.

A month and a half later I hear from Dan Scannell from Thieves Jargon and he too says that he liked it, that it was an admirable nod to Kafka, that it was loaded with great lines, but he had to pass and asked if I had anything else on the burner. But I didn't have anything else on the burner. I'm always working on Gossamer, and when I'm not working on Gossamer whatever it is ends up being a part of Gossamer.

Trying to decide what to do next I split the excerpt into two pieces. I sent the bottom half to Carl at Greying Ghost and they decided to publish it in Corduroy Mtn., issue two, which made me happy and I smiled because I love Greying Ghost.

Time passed and I thought about finding this excerpt a home. I tweaked it a little.

I sent it to Gold Wake Press and they picked it up, they published it, win.

I'm very happy that Gold Wake Press became the excerpt's home.

Unscroll III is solid from start to finish.

I'm honoured to have my piece included with such great talent.


I've started a micro press called Warm Milk Press with Jennifer Jackson Whitley and her Husband Kyle.

We're publishing 1-2 chapbooks per year as well as publishing words online in our lit journal. Our first chapbook is called Museum of Fucked, by David Peak, forthcoming early 2010 and our first online story is an excerpt from Lepers and Mannequins by Eric Beeny.

Online publication begins in November.

Feel free to send us your words.


Here's a story by Jennifer Jackson Whitley

Here's a story by Brandi Wells


Warm Milk Press is now open for submissions.
Check out Unscroll issue 3 it features: Andrew Borgstrom, Michael Bernstein, Jeff Crouch Alex Stolis, David Peak, Eric Burke, Jeanette Marie Sayers, Cooper Renner, Audri Sousa, and an excerpt from my novel Flowing in the Gossamer Fold.


Some current posts/ places of interest:


More narrative at David Peak's blog

for Unscroll Volume 3 published by Gold Wake Press.

for Thirst for Fire (until September 15th). I have a piece of Flowing in the Gossamer Fold in it and I know that Matt DeBenedictis has a piece too.


Shit, I'm tired.

I'm reading the book/ graphic novel JIMMY CORRIGAN THE SMARTEST KID ON EARTH by Chris Ware, so far so good. It's kind of sad, but funny...

Watching Mad Men... I'm still on season one.

King Shot.

I wish that I would find a portrait of myself drawn by Cooper Renner, behind a cabinet or a wall.


It is 3:00 a.m. I just got in from two nights at Dragon Con. Highly recommended.