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.
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 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 Garson. Ravi 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.