Archive for April, 2009
It’s All About the Title
The Virginia Quarterly Review has released a list of the ten most common titles they’ve seen over the past two years. Its amusing and a little sad. As for PANK, we actually see a wide range of titles and unfortunately, … Continue reading
Emerson was the first book slut…
…or so contends JC Hallman in a cute little piece over at Bookslut. We truly mean “cute” as a compliment, not as a Â diminution.
PANK No. 3 is now available on the Amazon Kindle platform, for the low low cost of $7. While nothing can substitute for holding a fabulous copy of PANK in your hands, we’d like to think that this e-version is … Continue reading
Elizabeth Ellen at DOGZPLOT
Finally got around to the spring ’09 issue of DOGZPLOT. Tasty. Elizabeth Ellen, one of the beautiful minds behind Hobart, has a piece of short fiction that is well worth the trip. We won’t spoil anything for you, not even … Continue reading
ARTIFICE MAGAZINE announces open call for submissions
ARTIFICE MAGAZINE announces an open call for submissions for its upcoming Issue 1, to be published in Â January Â 2010. Â Submissions will be accepted year-round online at Â http://www.artificemag.com/submissions/ Artifice Magazine is looking for previously-unpublished stories, prose works, and poems, pieces … Continue reading
American’s Next Top Mark Twain or ANTMT, for short
The relatively new imprint Harper Studio is having an interesting competition wherein writers can finish Mark Twain’s unfinished story Conversations with Satan and win a few trinkets and baubles as well as a Border’s reading. Entries due by May 31. … Continue reading
A couple weeks ago, the Grey Lady paid homage to the short story.
Creative Nonfiction offers a glimpse into the editorial process. It is definitely worth a look.
Over at Boing Boing, Cory Doctorow discusses the implications of the Google Book settlement.
Submitting to the editors directly…
…uh-uh, no way. Jesus follows the submission guidelines and uses the online form or he doesn’t get that pony poem into the running for PANK. Pulitzer prize winner, ask yourself, what would Jesus do? First time submitter, the same. And … Continue reading
An Interview with Jason Jordan
The Examiner has an interesting interview with decomP’s editor, Jason Jordan.
The Pulitzers were announced on Monday. Â Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge took the fiction prize and W.S. Merwin’s The Shadow of Sirius got the nod for poetry. Interesting choices, both. The Pulitzers well and good, but what we’re really excited … Continue reading
I hear you have strong feelings about Pushcart Nominations. Is that true? Yes and no. First, congratulations on the recognition. We are sure you deserve it. Having said that, it doesn’t influence what we’ll think of your writing so mentioning … Continue reading
April Showers Bring….
The April issue of PANK is up. This month’s issue is swollen, like many lakes and rivers this month, with great writing from Tamiko Beyer, Rebecca R. Branden, Melanie Browne, Kevin Catalano , Annie Clarkson, Jared DeFife, Nick Demske, Jane … Continue reading
Happy National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month. Who knew?
Spring unfolds, summer approaches…
…and in the coming weeks and months readers and writers should expect a smidge less from PANK. The staff will splinter, editors will depart for foreign shores, and while the machine will run per its usual belching self (we hope), … Continue reading
Evil Corporate Overlords Gone Wild
Amazon.com has found themselves in a wee spot of trouble by behaving badly and in a rather oppressive, homophobic, judgmental manner. We hope they pull their head out of their ass in short order. If not, there’s always the amazing, … Continue reading
PANK is on Twitter. Feel free to follow us. Poets and flash fiction writers, submit. We’re getting a lot of very long fiction (which is nice) but we would love to see more poetry of any flavor and shorter fiction … Continue reading
I am mildly obsessed with the New Yorker’s intense preoccupation with the lives of white men. In the past several issues, the magazine (of record?) has kicked up this preoccupation the proverbial notch. In the April 6 2009 issue, Rebecca … Continue reading
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie discusses her new short story collection, set mostly in the States. It drops here in June.
Every One Gets In
Duotrope has a nifty little feature wherein they share the acceptance rates of journals. PANK is supposedly at 25%, but in reality our acceptance rate is not that high. There must be a preponderance of people whose writing we like … Continue reading
A Story a Week
Harper Perennial is doing 52 stories this year, serving up an interesting range of short fiction. I’ve not yet been disappointed. Check it out.
We’ve been enjoying the writing at Necessary Fiction.
We’ve read and responded to all work send through April 1. We’ve also sent out all contributor copies for PANK No. 3. If you haven’t heard from us on either front, drop us a line.
Where do we go from here?
Lots of people prognosticate about the future of publishing, but Richard Nash, former publisher of Soft Skull, is definitely worth listening to.
Feeding the mind and body
A bookstore in L.A. is also selling delicious tamales. What an idea. (via Maud Newton)
You say comicbook, I say graphic novel
Let’s call the whole thing off.