womenuponblocksMary Akers‘s debut collection Women Up On Blocks is available now for pre-order, and Press 53 offers signed copies. WeWomenGlobally has an interview with Mary — and a great photo.

Big World, Mary Miller‘s collection of short stories from Hobart, is now shipping, and Shane Jones‘s debut novel Light Boxes is available from Publishing Genius. If you hurry, you might still win the contest. Holy Land has an interview with Shane.

The Northville Review, edited by Erin Fitzgerald, makes its debut — with a story by Scott Garson.

At if:book, Dan Visel links Ben Greenman‘s Correspondences to the postcard art of Ray Johnson: “Greenman’s work, like that of Johnson’s before him, anticipates a new kind of relation between the author and the reader. The reworking of this relationship in increasingly varied ways will be the most significant aspect of the way our reading changes as it moves from the printed page to the networked screen.”

In other Ben Greenman news, you’ll be able to buy three exclusive stories in the shape of Jack Spade limited edition passport covers.

nocolonyThe second issue of print mag NO COLONY is crawling with Fictionauts: Blake Butler, Scott Garson, Brandon Hobson, Sean Lovelace, Jennifer Pieroni,William Walsh, and Corey Zeller all grace its pages.

The same goes for the winter issue of Frigg, which has three stories (each!) by Barry Graham, Tiff Holland, Ravi Mangla, Mary Miller, and Jennifer Pieroni.

In an interview with Conversational Reading, Soft Skull/Counterpoint’s Richard Nash reveals how to publish in a recession: “In fact, ironically, we had a great year. Best ever.

The future is always irresistible.” Maud Newton talks with editor Tom Jenks about how Narrative became the first literary magazine available on Kindle and how fiction changes as it meets new technology.

Beth Bauman and Kaytie Lee have stories in Visiting Hours, an anthology of new fiction edited by Dan Wickett and introduced by Kyle Minor. Avery #4 has stories by Jessica Breheny, Hannah Tinti, and Scott GarsonRavi Mangla‘s “Blurb” is at Johnny America. The new issue of decomP features work by David Erlewine and Molly Gaudry. Meakin Armstrong‘s story “Power Ballad,” about “a guy with bad hair trying to pick up a woman with a bad tattoo” appears in Our Stories.

If you happen to be in Buffalo, don’t miss tomorrow’s Exhibit X reading with Kim Chinquee and Forrest Roth.

Finally, a video of short performances of Kirsten-Menger Anderson‘s Doctor Olaf van Schuler’s Brain, courtesy of Sally Shore’s New Short Fiction Series.

As always, we’re grateful if you send your news to jurgen@fictionaut.com.

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