This is probably my favorite HTMLGIANT post of 2009
In 2009 I wrote a book. I've sent it to about a dozen publishers over the months, all pending responses. I'm very proud of it, I think it has a lot to say. I'm most excited about a piece of it forthcoming in Greying Ghost's Corduroy Mountain print volume 2, sometime next year.

This by Eric Beeny
This by Brandi Wells
This by Audri Sousa

CONGRATULATIONS! THERE'S NO LAST PLACE IF EVERYONE IS DEAD by Matt DeBenedictis is up for pre-order, get it while it's hot.

I am now engaged. I am about to be a year older. I have started writing a new novel. I read the Failure Six on Christmas (you should read it too, before next Christmas). Currently reading Children of God and a couple pages of Infinite Jest before I sleep. Playing Final Fantasy 4 on the DS. Watched Cache. Working. Working. About to graduate from college...

David Peak and I are working on a Museum of Fucked contest, stay tuned, win some shit.

I am excited about J.A. Tyler's forthcoming books.

I am going to buy Justin Taylor's book with a Barns and Noble gift card.

Will Final Fantasy 13 suck?

I think about Ken Baumann writing the Log script.


Interview with Alan Moore in Vice


David Peak's Museum of Fucked is officially released and available. All of the pre-orders have been shipped. Get it before it's sold out here for $7.


this list is less things that are 2009 and more things that i consumed/ enjoyed in 2009.

(some) Books:

Brian Evenson, Fugue State & The Open Curtain

Blake Butler, Scorch Atlas & Ever

Nick Antosca, Midnight Picnic

Albert Camus, The Fall & The Stranger

Haruki Murakami, Kafka of the Shore, Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World & Tony Takitani

Philip K. Dick, A Scanner Darkly

J.A Tyler, Everyone in This is Either Dying or Will die or is thinking of Death

Various, The Corduroy Mtn. volume one

Jamie Iredell, Before I moved to Nevada, When I Moved to Nevada, & Atlanta

Brian Azzarello, Joker

Alan Moore, Light of Thy Countenance

Jim Crace, Being Dead

Jeffery Eugenidies, The Virgin Suicides & Middle Sex

Victor LaValle, The Ecstatic

Junichiro Tanizaki, Diary of a Mad Old Man

Chris Ware, Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth

Colson Whitehead, The Intuitionist

Cormac McCarthy, The Road

William Gibson, Pattern Recognition, Neuromancer & Burning Chrome

Justin Sirois, MLKNG SCKLS

Amelia Gray,

Stanley Crawford, Log of The S.S. The Mrs Unguentine

(some) Video Games:

Fallout 3

Final Fantasy 7 Crisis Core

Demon's Souls

Rock Band

Prince Of Persia

Resident Evil 2 & 5

(some) Movies:

Lost Highway

Fantastic Mr. Fox



(dvd television shows) = Twin Peaks and Madmen

Favorite Internet Literature site:


Most Frequented sites:




Duncan Donuts


Neutral Milk Hotel

Smashing Pumpkins


Afk until 12/16. Everything is on hold.


Q: How many times do you check your e-mail each day?

A: 1,000

Q: Once you check it do you press refresh a couple times before closing it?

A: Yes.


Donal Mahoney has two poems up on Spilt Milk today.

(Mmmm) milk.

We will be reading submissions for our winter publications over the next several weeks, so send words to warmmilkpress@yahoo.com if you'd like. I'd like to read them.

Also David Peak's chapbook Museum of Fucked will be shipping at the beginning of the new year. You can pre-order it here for $7.


What a nice sweater

Sam Pink interviewed the editors of Warm Milk Press for HTMLGIANT. You can read the interview here. Thanks Sam.