Archive for December 1st, 2008



ive mentioned it a few times and its finally here. issue five of colored chalk magazine entitled sins of the father is now online and viewable/printable. i got accepted and published in this issue alongside stephen graham jones. yeah, thats right, stephen graham jones. its one thing to get published, but getting published in the same issue as one of your heroes is just beyond cool. anyway, link here: my story is called bury me. its a 1,400 word sentence said from a father to a son. yeah, i know, thats a long sentence. but as you probably know, im constantly trying to push my sentences to the limit of late. try to get them as big and complicated and impossible as possible. this one doesnt have punctuation either. hopefully its readable and all that. its at least good enough to get in this magazine.

really though, check out the magazine. some great writers in there, mostly unknown. a few of the guys are shopping around novels right now and working on new ones. im in a writers workshop with a few of them as well to work on our novels. you know, try to get things going proper. though, im not really sure how much i like workshopping. i mean, its useful, but sometimes its not. well, it is useful, ionly to get another set of eyes on the piece. it makes you not want to embarrass yourself so you work that much harder on the draft. no one wants to look stupid. ever. but, yeah, thats the news for today.

im also sending in another story for the sixth issue of colored chalk. i’ll probably send it sometime next week, been fine-honing it for about a week. pretty excited about it, to be honest. but, yeah, issue six is entitled waking up strange. i’ll link it, just in case anyone else wants to try their hand at getting a story in there: theres a 1,500 word limit and submissions are due december 31st. good luck.

few details about the magazine. the editor switches every issue as its more or less run by a loose net of writers. they proposition themes for the next issue, and the winner is that issues editor. its a bi-monthly magazine. mostly online, though it is printable and some of the guys hand out copies. theres no pay or anything like that. stephen graham jones is the first famous author to be in the magazine, if you can call him famous, established might be the better word. anyway, yeah, its growing pretty fast as this is the first year theyve been around. this next issue may get a few established authors as well. its a cool thing to be a part of or to see happen. i mean, im not really a part of it, just a one time contributer, but im going to put some time into it from here on out. lots of cool guys in charge of the magazine. exciting stuff. for me, anyway.

okay, thats it. check me out in colored chalk. thanks.


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