hotb“Since How the Broken Lead the Blind is sold out and won’t be reprinted, I’ve now posted the entire book online so that anyone who couldn’t get a copy can still read it exactly as it was in print.” You can download Matt Bell‘s How the Broken Lead the Blind as pdf file or read it online at issuu. The title story is on Fictionaut.

May was short story month, and there’s a wealth of  reviews, recommendations, and interviews in the archives at Emerging Writers Network, Condalmo, Hobart, and Matt Bell‘s blog.

Calls for submissions: new journal Kill Author and Epiphany are both inviting you to submit. Epiphany is also looking for an assistant fiction editor. Rusty Barnes’ Fried Chicken and Coffee offers a helpful list of writers he admires.

Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform features stories by Mary Akers, Tim O’Brien, Kurt Vonnegut, and Tobias Wolff. At her blog, Mary interviews editor Jeffery Hess.

More publications:

At How Publishing Really Works, Sara Crowley writes about recommending Tania Hershman‘s The White Road and Other Stories. Tania just posted a new issue of The Short Review.

William Walsh present a playlist for Questionstruck at Largehearted Boy.

At Tayari Jonesblog, Marie Mockett discusses “The Perfect Age to Get Published.”

20LVwavelandMaud Newton reviews Bethany Moreton’s To Serve God and Wal-Mart and Eileen Luhr’s Witnessing Suburbia for Bookforum. At Maud’s blogCarrie Spell writes about Mary Robison’s new novel, One D.O.A., One on the Way: “Robison creates a paradox in which people sound careless, when, in fact, they are being as precise as possible.”

At Luna Park, Marcelle Heath interviews Erin Fitzgerald about Northville Review.

Lauren Cerand, Ben Greenman, Richard Nash, and Amanda Stern are among the participants of the 2009 Center for Fiction Writers’ Conference.

Two reviews by Mary Akers: Patricia O’Donnell’s short story “God for Sale” at Five Star Literary Stories and, at Gently Read Literature, Ron Rash’s Serena: a finely crafted, beautifully rendered, and classically tragic tale of human ambition run amok.”

Jim Ruland reviews Mary Miller‘s Big World for The Believer: “a full anatomy lesson of the kind of heart that’s kick-started by booze, cigarettes, and jukebox songs of regret.”

Finally, we’re happy to recommend Ravi Mangla‘s new blog Recommended Reading, in which writers answer questions about what they like to read, including more than a few Fictionauts.

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  1. Matt

    Wow, that’s a good week for Fictionauts! I love these roundups of links every week, and thanks so much for all the mentions. I really appreciate it.

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