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Betty Superman Pre-order

Betty Superman Pre-order
The latest chapbook from Rose Metal Press, Tiff Holland’s Betty Superman, is now available for pre-order. As you can see above the book is now being printed. This collection was the winner of Rose Metal Press’ recent chapbook competition, and was chosen out of 117 by judge Kim Chinquee. The cover you see above is... Read more »

Quimby's Podcast Episode #1

That’s right, Quimby’s has launched a podcast. The podcast is recorded live at the bookstore, and can be downloaded here. Episode 1 features an interview with Margaret Hicks the author of Chicago Comedy: A Fairly Serious History.

New City Lit 50 2011

New City Lit 50 2011
Let me preface this post by saying two; there will never be a perfect list (see 20 under 40 post), and the internet loves lists. Last week New City Lit published their 2011 Lit 50 list and you can read it on-line here. I’ve taken a few days before writing this post because I did... Read more »
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decomP onE

decomP is technically based in Indiana, but it has three editors that are based in Chicago. In full disclosure I am one of those editors. decomP is a well established on-line journal, but they are looking to venture out into the world of print. However, in order to produce decomP onE their firsprint collection the... Read more »

Knee-Jerk Contest

Knee-Jerk has announced its first annual essay and chapbook contest this week. They are looking for previously unpublished essays and chapbooks before June 30th. The winner of the essay contest will win publication in their annual print edition, Knee-Jerk Offline Vol. 2, and $500. Two runner-up will receive $100 and publication in one of Knee-Jerk’s... Read more »

Mark Brand on Plastic

The feature of the ebook has arrived in Chicago and it will soon be found at Quimby’s and The Book Cellar. Earlier this month I reviewed the new novella from Mark Brand, Life After Sleep, and in my review made clear all of the different e-formats that you could download from the publisher CCLaP. Observing... Read more »
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Re: Telling Edited by William Walsh

I was recently sent a new anthology edited by the wonderful author William Walsh. Re: Telling is an anthology of Borrowed Premises, Stolen Settings, Purloined Plots, and Appropriated Characters. The collection features stories by many of my favorite up and coming writers including Chicago’s Tim Jones-Yelvington and Kathleen Rooney. The collection tackles so many interesting... Read more »

The Handshake Media Project

There is a new literary project about to launch and is currently in the process of raise capital prior to changing the concept of a Chicago literary experience. Daniel Duffy is the man behind The Handshake Media Project, and he just reached his funding goal. Here is what each print issue of Handshake will contain:... Read more »

Poetry Magazine Archive

It’s national poetry month and is there a better way to celebrate then by browsing through the archives of Poetry Magazine? The searchable archive reaches back all to 1912. It also includes the April edition of Poetry Magazine which was released last week.
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Red Lightbulbs

There is a brand new online lit journal in town and it is called Red Lightbulbs. The journal is currently looking for submission and their taste and style seems to be welcoming to all styles and forms. Check out their site and submit today.