Market of the Week – Paying

This week’s paying market is an absurdist journal out of Massachusetts.  Bust Down The Door And Eat All The Chickens specializes in humorous bizarro, slipstream, and absurdist fiction.  Their ‘zine is published in print a few times a year; they typically also publish one or two online editions per year.

Market of the Week: Contest-type

I’m adding a new category to Market of the Week. A number of smaller print and online magazines have decided to use their editorial budgets to offer writing ‘prizes’ to work they’ve accepted for publication.  When your piece is accepted by these markets, your piece automatically goes into a competition pool.  The best work (usually…

The New Craphouse Site is Live

And it’s pretty damn sweet, if I say so myself. You can check it out here.  There isn’t much new content yet (although my brother had some fun questions for the FAQ page), but there is a rocking sweet Links page…scroll down for my favorite online animations, and then feel free to hop over to…

Market of the Week: Paying

Cafe Irreal publishes fiction which “rejects the tendency to portray people and places realistically and the need for a full resolution to the story; instead, it shows us a reality constantly being undermined” (from the website).  If you plan to submit to this market, it’s absolutely critical that you check out their Theory and Archives…

Market of the Week: Non-Paying

Black Words on White Paper is a monthly magazine.  It’s available online and in print.  Each month they publish a White Cover version for the general public, and a Black Cover issue for mature readers only. They accept poetry and prose.  Online issues are complete, but you can also order print copies from Lulu.  Submissions…

New Site, New Blog, New Jokes, New Dog

…and it’s busy, busy, busy. I’ve been writing 600-1000 words per day, but still don’t have a title for my latest work-in-progress.  I’m considering Empty Days, but that doesn’t really capture the mood of the book.  Since it’s at least somewhat influenced by Lafferty’s uproarious romp The Reefs of Earth, I’d like the title to…

Holy cow, chicken, pig, probably rat and up to 90 PPM of cockroach bits.

First, click on the picture below to check out the link.  Then, sit quietly and wait for your stomach to settle. Shhhh. When this mess is composed mainly of blended chicken scrapin’s, it goes into chicken nuggets of the bulk frozen variety (although “…McDonald’s famous McNuggets no longer do contain ‘mechanically separated poultry as defined…

We’ll Be Moving Soon

This blog will be moving to a new site in early September.  The new site is more visually appealing and easier for me to administer.  Details are coming soon.

Birds: Yeargh.

I was recently leaving a client’s office when I was dive-bombed by a flock of cliff swallows. Unlike the Bat Incident (Facebook friends may remember: in late July a flocklet of bats chased me to my car as I headed to a comedy show), this time I had my camera with me. These are three…

Discover Detroit Family Day

Saturday July 31st, 9:30 am – 6:00 pm The International Institute is hosting an interactive walking tour of Detroit’s Museum District. Most of the offerings are free.  There are fees for lunch, for admission to the IMAX film Tour of Arabia at the Science Center, and for the DIA’s scroll-making workshop.  All of these activities…

The Ancestors – L.A. Banks, Brandon Massey and Tananarive Due

This trio of stories from African American authors doesn’t exactly deal with the sins of the fathers but focuses, instead, on their legacies -those who come after, and their methods of making sense of the past.  Every person, every family, every country has dark moments that they have tried to bury under the weight of…

The Grin of the Dark

© 2007 by Ramsey Campbell — Tor Books Let’s face it: clowns are terrifying.  It’s not just the makeup, the costumes or the unpredictability; it’s the gleeful way clowns indulge in near-sadistic slapstick shenanigans and then laugh hysterically at their own antics.  The horror genre teems with evil or killer clowns, and any horror buff…