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…

Peckinpah: An Ultraviolent Romance

The plot is simple, and familiar: an Evil Madman rides into a small town with a pack of berserkers and they wreak bloody havoc on the citizenry. In D. Harlan Wilson’s hands, this simple and familiar plot becomes something utterly bizarre, wickedly satirical, and downright hilarious.

RIP Sonar4 Ezine, Long Live Sonar4 Publications

As many of you know, I was (briefly) a reviewer and one of the fiction editors for Sonar4 Ezine.  I was pleased to work with Shells Walter and the rest of the Sonar4 gang during my time there.  Sadly, the ezine has been set on the back burner so that Sonar4 can expand their publication…

Detroit Summer

The weekly update of my Around Detroit page is complete.  There’s new info about The Heidelberg Project’s annual festival, Belle Isle happenings, and more!  New content is added every Sunday morning.  Check it out to learn about upcoming events (family-friendly and otherwise) in The 313.