Category: local authors

The Karaoke Singer's Guide to Self-Defense By Tim Kinsella

Featherproof has officially announced their next title, and it will be a novel Chicago’s Tim Kinsella. The novel is due out this fall, and will be called The Karaoke Singer’s Guide to Self-Defense. Kinsella is know for his musicial abilities with legendary bands like Joan of Arc, Cap’n Jazz, and Make Believe among others. Featherproof... Read more »

Short Story Month Pt. 6

Today’s story comes from a talented young writer named Stephen Tully Dierks. His story “Serious European Art Film” appeared over at Everyday Genius back in March.

Short Story Month Pt. 6

Today’s story comes from the newly release Wigleaf Top 50 of 2011, and from local writer and co-editor of Artifice James Tadd Adcox. Please enjoy “The Gift Shop“.
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Short Story Month Pt. 5

Today’s story comes from Mary Hamilton who recently announced she will be relocating to LA next month. Her story is If You Look Under Our Skin by Mary Hamilton and appeared in Knee Jerk. Mary is the co-host of Quickies Reading Series and her final Quickies will be on June 14th. The mega line-up will... Read more »

Short Story Month Pt. 4

Today we have two stories from one of our favorite authors Ben Tanzer. Ben has been everywhere lately hyping his new novel You Can Make Him Like You. Ben’s story “Arousal” came out yesterday in the May Issue of decomP. His story “The Guy” was also recently posted at the very cool site Small Doggies... Read more »

Short Story Month Pt. 3

Today’s story comes from the most recent edition of Requited which featured a story by Andrew Farkas called “Dead Man’s Curve“.
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Jason Bredle "Smiles of The Unstoppable"

Magic Helicopter Press released the new collection from local poet Jason Bredle back in January and the praise hasn’t stopped since. This is Bredle’s third full-length collection and he is one of the hottest young poets in the city right now. Bredle has been touring all over the country this month, and you can read... Read more »

Short Story Month Pt. 2

Today’s story comes from Linsday Hunter. She has a new story up at Barrelhouse right now. This month’s edition of Barrelhouse was edited by the wonderful Mary Miller. Check out “Me and Gin” by Lindsay Hunter

Short Story Month

Welcome to May and Short Story Month! There are several site around the web that will be celebrating Short Story Month, but I want to recommend Matt Bell’s blog. He will be posting 31 stories through out the 31 days in May. I will also be posting link to some of my favorite short stories... Read more »
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Erica Walker Adams "The Mutation of Fortune"

The next release from The Green Lantern Press is a new collection of contemporary fables from Erica Walker Adams. The collection sounds fascinating, it “documents the parallel fortunes of one protagonist living multiple lives. As she navigates her Märchen landscape, she goes through varied transformations, becoming at times a wolf, a thief, an amputee, a... Read more »