“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.
- Mississippi Review Online is currently wandering the archive and excavating stories by Terese Svoboda, John Minichillo, Rick Bass, Rita Dove, and Stacey Richter.
- Jennifer Pieroni has three short-short stories in Guernica.
- Carol Novack is one of the contributors to The Lineup: Poems on Crime 2, edited by Gerald So with Patrick Shawn Bagley, R. Narvaez, and Anthony Rainone.
- The spring issue of Seneca Review features two poems by Morgan Harlow.
- “After Prom, It’s All Downhill” by Erin Fitzgerald is online at Monkeybicycle. Issue #6 features work by Kim Chinquee, Matt Bell, and Curtis Smith.
- Kevin Wilson has a story in the new issue of Dislocate.
- The June web issue of Hobart features work by Ravi Mangla and B. J. Hollars, as well as an interview with Jedediah Berry.
- “Another Story About Me and Some Guy” by Kathy Fish at Night Train.
- The spring issue of Keyhole is out, with work by Crispin Best, Scott Garson, Tim Jones-Yelvington, and Matthew Simmons. Chad Simpson has a story in Keyhole Digest, which is the free monthly printout.
- Barry Graham, Tim Jones-Yelvington, Rosanne Griffeth, and Michelle Reale are in the May issue of The Legendary.
- Meg Pokrass and David Miller are in the May issue of Rumble Magazine.
- Pear Noir! #2 is out, with work by Barry Graham, Brandon Scott Gorrell, J. A. Tyler, Lauren Becker, Ravi Mangla, and Charles Lennox. Charles also has a story in Avatar Review.
- You can read an excerpt from J. A. Tyler‘s Inconceivable Wilson in apt, and more of his zoo pieces at Necessary Fiction.
- The Big Toe Review published poetry by Molly Gaudry and flash fiction by Kim Chinquee.
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 Jones‘ blog, Marie Mockett discusses “The Perfect Age to Get Published.”
Maud Newton reviews Bethany Moreton’s To Serve God and Wal-Mart and Eileen Luhr’s Witnessing Suburbia for Bookforum. At Maud’s blog, Carrie 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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