Saturday, November 24, 2018

Oh, "this old thing."---A Pushcart Nomination

My story Death Pool, published in March 2018 by Ink In Thirds was nominated for a Pushcart Award. I originally posted about it HERE. Yes, I've had a lot of reprints or progressions from previously written about work.

Since March 2018 we lost:

Verne Troyer

Verne Troyer
 · 49

January 1st, 1969 - April 21st, 2018

Needed help with depression and alcohol abuse. Came up a little short.

This little nugget and pun is from the website STIFFS. Verne would have been worth 41 points in a death pool---the top point man and money maker for most 2018 pools.

Death Pool is my fifteenth Pushcart Nomination, and my first for 2018. Very grateful to Editor Grace Black for publishing this piece, and then nominating it along with these folks! Good luck to all.

Our Nominations for 2019 – PP
Issue: V2-1
Haiku (poetry)
by Norman Wm. Muise
Issue: V2-2
Golden Hour (prose)
by Shawn McClure
Issue: V2-6
Liza with a “Thank You for Restoring my Sanity” (poetry)
by Steven Crimaldi
Issue: V2-6
Lost (poetry)
by Joseph Murphy
Issue: V2-6
A Sound Like Falling Snow (prose)
by Cathy Ulrich
Issue: V2-6
Helen Shapiro (prose)
by David McVey

Best Small Fiction  (BSF)

Our Nominations for 2019 – BSF
Issue: V2-1
The Fury of the Filament
by Michael Patrick Brady
Issue: V2-2
Death Pool
by Timothy Gager
Issue: V2-3
Music Absorbs What the Body Can’t
by Meg Tuite
Issue: V2-4
Death in the Afternoon
by Adam Lock
Issue: V2-6
Ryan Gosling’s Heartstrings
by Marisa Crane

Black Friday exclusive----Every Day is Black Friday

Side Note: Have you notices Black Friday seemed to be on every day in November? No need to fight about it 

The Editor of Flash Boulevard Francine Witt wrote, Nancy Stohlman, Meg Pokrass, Paul Beckman, and myself for a special feature in FLASH BOULEVARD, since we all had had books published this year. 

Each week, for four weeks, Flash Boulevard will run a few  stories (author selection) from our books. The stories should total 1200 words, but no less than 800. 

Today, November 24, my stories ran. I picked After the Afterlife, A Modern Form of Disorderly Conduct (both previously on Right Hand Pointing), and Touching All The Bases (from Breakwater Review)

Please enjoy them here and consider purchasing Every Day There is Something About Elephants (since you've just read between 2-3% of the book. 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Updated Massachusetts readings 2018-2019--One comes with dinner!



January 18, 2019 South Hamilton, MA

Writers and Writers Guild Event hosted by Betsy Retallack, 7:30 PM
Christ Church of Hamilton; Wenham
149 Asbury Street
South Hamilton, MA

Featured reading and an open mic 

January 26, 2019 Cambridge, MA

Nixes Mate Review Poetry Marathon, 2:00-5:00 PM
Ludcke Research Center

Sherill Library, Leslie University
89 Brattle Street
Cambridge, MA

Sprint of back-to-back-to-back poetry, five minutes at a time

February 6, 2019 South Weymouth, Ma

Speaking appearance at Writers' Work, 6-9 PM

Hearth n' Kettle Restaurant
Route 18
Weymouth, Ma

$25 which includes
Dinner buffet, salad, rolls, non-alcoholic beverages, dessert

Books will be available

February 27, 2019 Lynn, MA

Speak Up at the Walnut Street Cafe, 7:30 PM

Walnut Street Cafe
157 Walnut St,
Lynn, Ma

May 26, 2019 Marshfield, MA

North River Arts Festival, 1:00 PM

Walnut Street Cafe
157 Old Main St,
Marshfield Hills, Ma

Reading with Dana Rowe, Gloria Mindock and Patricia Gomes