It’s a Kindle edition only for now. Once I finish working out the kinks for epub I’ll put that up too, and add vendors (Apple istore, B&N, etc.). I’m having a few technical difficulties with my process for epub which I expect to straighten out by November. This is by way of testing my books and the various vendors before I publish other people’s work for Upper Rubber Boot Books.
It’s a fantasy novella set in a world where the ruling class can fly and the afterlife is real—and it’s a giant therapist’s office, run by the Boatman from my short story “The Boatman” (I really need to pick less obvious titles sometimes) and Greek mythology. A half-blind goddess with a devilish sense of humour basically effs up the life of another goddess’ acolyte to try to avert the war that’s brewing people the people who can fly and the people who can’t. The first 2 1/2 chapters are available for free in the “look inside this book” feature.
Riddle Fence just accepted my poem “Getting Wet from Head to Toe” for their November issue! They published “The Hotel” awhile ago, and do a really beautiful job on the physical object of the journal with artwork and design and paper quality all beautifully balanced (as well as of course publishing genius work, present company perhaps excluded).
ETA: Riddle Fence is also publishing “Underfoot on Barrington Street”! Rock awesome.
My poem “Whose Tongue is the Wind’s Tongue?” will be in the December issue—36: Electronic(a)—of Cordite Poetry Review. Cordite pushes the boundaries in ways that few other journals do, and I really respect and admire their efforts, so I’m particularly pleased that they’ve accepted this poem, a cento* (or poetry mash-up) that I wrote back in 2008 after this conversation.
*From the Latin for “patchwork,” says the Academy of American Poets, not something to do with “hundred” as I would have expected.
This weekend has been kind of insanely productive. I’ve been hard at work on stuff relating to starting my publishing company, Upper Rubber Boot Books, and publishing a best-of-type anthology of work from Seven by Twenty, for several months now, and this weekend I finished a bunch of related tasks, notably getting an EIN, updating my spreadsheet of the 140 pieces I’ve asked for with info about who has sent me their contracts, and finishing a short video for a Kickstarter appeal – this is mostly notable because I know nothing about making videos and figured out how to make a stop-motion video. It was fun and interesting, but man am I glad to be done. I’ll of course be posting here when it goes up.