Archive for the 'Check-In with Fictionaut Groups' Category

I am better at promoting other people’s work than I am my own, and that led me to the journal. I love discovering new writing, sharing it with the world. fwriction : review gives me that opportunity. [Read more]

Fictionaut Five: Kit Reed
   Luna Digest, 1/11
   Monday Chat with Phoebe Wilcox

The stated goal is to examine what it means to be a “good man,” but we’re not trying to tell men how to be, or even to be, good, though of course we all hope that men will be good. For the fiction, I’m not looking for stories with a theme of “goodness,” or even “maleness.” I’m just looking for stories that present males as they are. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Murray Dunlap

While many of the groups are thriving, I figured I’d re-go over the groups concept for new members before the new year. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Daniel Handler

I am interested in clear communication. Clever language can get in the way of communication at times. Frankly, some of it’s just wank. I think Australians have a well-deserved reputation for a low tolerance of bullshit, and the Wank-o-Meter is always on at Pure Slush. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Michael Knight
   Monday Chat with Julie Innis
   Fictionaut Five: Charles Baxter

Fiction Writer and Fictionaut Member Cami Park passed away yesterday. I was personally inspired by her. She will be missed. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Ethel Rohan
   Fictionaut in The Writer Magazine

As for this talk of used furniture, it’s always fun to wonder where a certain antique came from, what it witnessed, how it outlived its owner. The name of our rag, however, Used Furniture Review, comes from a story I started to write but then abandoned. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Rick Moody
   Monday Chat with Foster Trecost

It’s pretty simple in the long run. I like poems that make sense and stories with plots and characters. Obviously it’s more complicated than that, but it starts there. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: C.B. Murphy

Punk is all about attitude and non-acceptance. Bukowski was a punk. I think literature and performance can cross over if the attitude is there. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: James Robison
   How to Subscribe to Fictionaut on Your eReader
   Monday Chat with Kathy Fish

As of January 2011, Blue Five Notebook will expand the focus of Blue Fifth Review’s publication of poetry and art to include flash as well. I’m excited about this addition. [Read more]

   Fictionaut Five: Bill Yarrow
   Checking in with Moon Milk Review
   Line Breaks: “Gershwin’s Second Prelude” by Charles Baxter

We tend to enjoy the quirk. Realism with twists, magic realism, surrealism. We’re not a genre market. We’re all about the story. [Read more]

   Line Breaks: “Gershwin’s Second Prelude” by Charles Baxter
   Fictionaut Five: Sara Lippmann


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