Happy Fall Fictionauters! Jane Hammons’ story “Lettie in the Ozarks,” first published at Fictionaut, is included in the anthology Protectors: Stories to benefit PROTECT, ed. Thomas Pluck. Jane also reviewed Austrian writer Wolf Haas’s novel Brenner and God for Grift Magazine and has work forthcoming in Metazen. James Claffey’s two shorts, “The Scrap Iron Man,” and “Pretzel Logic” are upcoming at fwriction : review; “Losing my Voice” at the Blue Fifth Review’s Blue Collection 2: Music; “Ashtray Gravestones” at A Baker’s Dozen; “The Green Hairstreak’s Death” at Elimae; “Blood a Cold Blue” at Word Riot; “Valvic” at Bong is Bard; “Extreme Unction,” “Small Bites,” “Mangled Fingers & Country Music” at Connotation Press. James has new stories at Word Riot, Connotation Press, Elimae, and The Molotov Cocktail. Pure Slush Vol 3 comes out on October 15. Marcus Speh’s “The Serious Writer Occupies Wall Street” is published by Santa Fe Literary Review; “Demons,” at Bluestem Magazine (with audio); his flash “Symphony” is at Blue Fifth Review’s Blue Collection 2: Music. Christopher Allen also has a story in Blue Collection 2: Music, and his story “When Chase Prays Chocolate” is forthcoming in SmokeLong Quarterly’s 10th anniversary anthology, The Best of SmokeLong Quarterly. Jim Davis’s “Knitting the Unraveled Sleeves” has been selected for an Editor’s Choice Award in the Eric Hoffer Prose Award competition and will be included in the annual anthology of short prose, Best New Writing 2013. The book will be available in early October. Linda Simoni-Wastila’s poem “Greetings From Motel 6” is published in Poet’s Market. Bill Yarrow’s Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX 2012) is now available from Amazon in a Kindle edition, and his poems have recently appeared in Otoliths, Moria, and Short Fast and Deadly. Andrew Stancek’s story “The Legacy” appears in the new issue of The Windsor Review, Fall 2012. Gessy Alvarez’s “Sassy Wench” is in Apocrypha and Abstractions, and she has four pieces forthcoming in Connotation Press on October 15.
Marcelle Heath is a contributing editor for Fictionaut and Editor-at-Large for Luna Park Review. Her stories have appeared in PANK, Wigleaf, Snake Nation Review, Matchbook, Necessary Fiction, and other journals. She works as a freelance editor in Portland, Oregon. She blogs here.