Archive for May, 2009
I know Amazon is supposed to be the evil empire of the book world, but we are really enjoying their blog Omnivoracious. Lots of interesting news is posted there, and the product placement is easy to ignore. Â Also, when … Continue reading
Bookslut has Â a nice interview of forthcoming PANK contributor Shane Jones. We’ll be discussing his book Light Boxes here next week. Mark your calendars.
What is PANK?
Editorial assistant Ashley is not only industrious as the mistress of all things Facebook, she is curious and today she’s going to tell us all about what PANK means. The Many Definitions of PANK, At Least According To Urban Dictionary. … Continue reading
Literary Kindle Offerings
There are a number of literary blogs now available on the Kindle (which is a really great device, in my opinion. The PANKBlog is not one of these, but still, if you’re interested, click here.
Reading Log Star Date 052609
I read a lot this week because I was trying to cope with the debacle that was the season finale of One Tree Hill. It was very very upsetting to me, so I used great writing to make myself feel … Continue reading
Barry Graham Wants You to Have Free Books
Details are here.
There’s a really interesting piece of writing up at Abjective this week by JodiAnn Stevenson. David Erlewine has a very short story in this month’s elimae. There’s a new issue of flash fiction up at DOGZPLOT, all of it good. … Continue reading
It’s All a Crapshoot
Joshua Mohr writes over at The Rumpus about what it takes to get your novel published. Its bleak yet… hopeful.
How to be Professional
While we have our opinions on cover letters, Vince Gotera, editor of the North American Review also has some thoughts on submissions, all of them good.
The new Believer is in. Interviews with Deb Olin Unferth and Bob Odenkirk. What’s better than that? Nuthin’. Or is there something… Well not better. Different. Close on it’s heals, what should show up in my mailbox? Why, the newest … Continue reading
Reading Log Star Date 051909
This weekend I read Keyhole 5, the Handwritten Issue, and NOO Journal issues 8 & 9. I write boring reviews. I apologize in advance. One of the things I really enjoy about literary magazines is that you don’t have to … Continue reading
The Things They Leave Behind
Sometimes, the least appropriate stories you read are the ones that stay with you the longest. One of the most interesting things about the slushpile is that you can track current events via the subject matter of the writing we … Continue reading
This, That, The Other
PANK contributor Ravi Mangla has a new blog called Recommended Reading. It is good. Ted Genoways has some thoughts on the future of university presses and journals. The StorySouth Million Writers Award finalists have been announced and we can now … Continue reading
Madonna Essay Anthology Seeks Submissions From Women Writers
Laura Barcella is Â currently looking for smart, thoughtful women-authored nonfiction essay submissions. It’s for a new anthology all about our favorite freaky feminist singer/artist/’Sex’-er/mother/material girl: Madonna. She’s been such a powerful, iconic cultural figure for the past 26 years … Continue reading
Book Review Contest
The Rumpus is holding a book review competition for undergraduate and graduate students. Publication and a small cash prize are involved. If you win, let us know!
May PANK is served
This month we have writing from Katarina Boudreaux, John Bruce, Anne Champion, Catherine Daly, Kelly Davio, Richard Fellinger, Laurie Junkins (with an audio treat), Jan LaPerle, Chloe Leisure, D. Lifland, Anthony Madrid, Ravi Mangla, Mike Meginnis, Devin Murphy, Michael Strickland … Continue reading
So Hard to Say Goodbye
Harper’s always engaging forum Sentences is ceasing publication. The archives, however, are still there. Lots of good stuff worth reading there.
We Like Creative People
PANK No.3 Â contributor Molly Gaudry has put together something very interesting and moving and strange.
We noticed a very high, very interesting hipster quotient at AWP. This site isn’t literary but it reminds us, fondly, of AWP. Can’t wait til Denver!
You Are Here or Why We Love Cover Letters
We receive all manner of cover letters. Some are very business like. The writer simply lists a brief selection of their publications, nothing more, nothing less. Other letters don’t list any publications and instead thank us for taking the time … Continue reading
Call for Submissions: Best New Poets
Best New Â Poets, an annual anthology of 50 emerging writers, is now accepting submissions Â for its open competition. Â See Â www.bestnewpoets.org Â for details. Â Submission deadline is midnight, Â June 1, 2009. Â Â Entering poets cannot have published a book-length … Continue reading
No Thesis Necessary
We have been tossing around the idea of sharing some highlights from the work we’re passing on that clearly demonstrates submitters who a. have not read our guidelines and/or b. have not read an issue of PANK, which is somewhat … Continue reading
NEW LETTERS LITERARY AWARDS
$4,500 IN TOTAL PRIZES, PLUS PUBLICATION, IN THE Â NEW LETTERS Â LITERARY AWARDS Call for Entries for fiction, poetry, and the essay, by Â May 18, 2009 Dear Writer, I want to make sure that you know about the chance to compete … Continue reading
Good Writing, Everywhere
There’s so much good writing going on that I need to talk about it. A new story is up at Necessary Fiction—The Moon is a Star, by Peter Markus. I’m not going to describe it lest I detract from the … Continue reading
Four random things
Well then… the geniuses at Merck decided to publish a fake scientific journal that discussed their products in a favorable light. Sad. Very sad. The DOGZPLOT FLASH FICTION ANTHOLOGY 2009 stories have been selected. Buy a copy of the book. … Continue reading
In the spirit of short story month, its worth noting that One Story has a project wherein they are trying to Save the Short Story. The thing is, every so often, the death of something grand is declared. In the … Continue reading
May is for Short Stories
Over at Emerging Writers Network, they’ve delcared May Short Story Month and why not? There’s lots of interesting stuff worth reading over there, so check it out!
Is there such a thing as an Internet Writer?
Blake Butler and Shane Jones (past and forthcoming PANK contributors) discuss.