If we’re reading that cocktail napkin right, Blake Butler, Matt Bell, Kim Chinquee, Kathy Fish, Rosanne Griffeth, Claudia Smith, and Kelly Spitzer contributed stories to the handwritten issue of Keyhole Magazine.
Kelly Spitzer also recently interviewed Mary Miller, author of Less Shiny and the forthcoming Big World, on her site Writers in Profile.
Blake Butler‘s novella Ever is getting released by Calamari Press on his birthday, January 14. Watch the official and unofficial trailer.
Sarah Weinman read 462 books last year, and Carolyn Kellogg asked her: “So how do you do it?”
Ru Freeman‘s “Jesse’s Story” appeared in Guernica: “I follow the woman in a blue dress; the blue of my brother’s eyes.”
You may have read about Japenese cell phone novels or know that Maud Newton is tweeting Paradise Lost — but David Miller is writing a Twitter novel.
Speaking of Maud: you have until Tuesday to cast your vote for the Best Literature Blog in the 2008 Weblog Awards.
The irrepressible Lauren Cerand has launched The New You Project, dedicated to spreading word of Jonathan Baumbach‘s novel You: Or the Invention of Memory. “Here’s how it works: email me between now and February 14 to request a free copy of the book.”
Winter’s going great for resident snowman expert Bob Eckstein, who has been just about everywhere: in the New York Post, the Daily News, New Hampshire’s WKBK, and — whoa — Good Morning America.
But Bob wasn’t the only Fictionaut to grace the pages of the Post: Jessica West‘s forthcoming What Would Keith Richards Do? was featured on Page Six.
Finally, Sean Lovelace has won the Third Annual Rose Metal Press Short Short Chapbook Contest, judged by Sherrie Flick. How Some People Like Their Eggs will be published in the summer. Molly Gaudry was a finalist, and Dawn Corrigan, Rosanne Griffeth, and Tiff Holland made it to the semi-finals. We salute you all.