Chasing The Cracks Nominated for a Pushcart Prize

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My short story, Chasing The Cracks, has been nominated for a 2014 Pushcart Prize. This story was published in 94 Creations #6 in October.

From 94 Creation’s website:

“94 Creations nominates the works of four outstanding contributors for The Pushcart Prize, a prestigious American literary prize by Pushcart Press that honors the best poetry, short fiction, and essays published in small presses over the previous year. “

Thank you to the wonderful editors at 94 Creations for this honor!

To read this story, check out 94 Creations #6. It is a great edition with a lot of stellar reads and it would make a great Christmas present! Just sayin’!

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New Story, “Chasing The Cracks”, published at 94 Creations

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I am so proud to have a new short story, “Chasing The Cracks” published at 94 Creations Issue 6.

This edition is available through amazon.com.

http://goo.gl/MwRxPp

According to their website, “94 Creations is a literary journal that publishes an eclectic assortment of outstanding fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, drama, and art by both emerging and established writers and artists.”

Get 35% off Spark Volume IV and win a new friend!

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Get 35% off Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume IV

featuring my short story

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by going here: Spark: A Creative Anthology Volume IV

and using this coupon code: KOHL-FRIENDS.

If you do, we really will be friends. 

And, you can never have enough friends, am I right?

Offer ends on January 31, 2014. 

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I mean, the discount ends on January 31. If you are nice, I’ll still be your friend. 

Probably.

Unless you are weird. 

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Don’t be weird. People don’t like that. 

Crack The Spine Fall 2013 Now Available on Amazon!

The (ahem) highly anticipated Crack The Spine Fall 2013 Anthology is now available at Imageamazon.com

Official Release: http://www.crackthespine.com/2013/11/fall-2013-anthology.html

My Pushcart Prize-nominated story Burn, Baby, Burn is featured in the depths of some pretty outstanding literary fiction – all compiled into one fantastic anthology. I’m honored to be amongst them. 

If you are looking for a Christmas present for someone….or, if you really love great fiction….or, if you are one of my family members who have a biological imperative to support my artistic endeavors then I proudly suggest purchasing a copy!

I’d like to also send out a special shout out to Crack The Spine’s editor, Kerri Farrell Foley – perhaps the hardest working and most dedicated editor I’ve worked with to date. It has been an absolute pleasure working with her. Her support has been invaluable! 

If you find yourself reading through the pages and thinking, “Wow. These writers DO.NOT.SUCK” please consider leaving feedback on amazon’s page. So often, I’ve found myself loving something I’ve read and keeping those thoughts to myself. But, the success of these kinds of publications rely on reader’s feedback. Writers supporting other writers is a great way to increase your publishing karma (says me) and to support an industry we all want to see succeed. 

And, if you read it and think, “Wow. These writers SURE.DO.SUCK” then you could maybe go ahead and keep that to yourself. I won’t mind. 

Amazon Description: Crack the Spine. Bend a fresh book until your hands meet beneath its stressed strings. Feel the weight of words snap free. This anthology includes the best poetry and prose from Crack the Spine Literary Magazine’s weekly publications. Authors: Glen Armstrong, Sally Burnette, Jay Carson, Tobi Cogswell, Daniel DiFranco, Megan Dobkin, Melanie Faith, Janelle Fine, Christina Marie Glessner, Matt Hall, Brian Hobbs, Tim Kahl, Brianne M. Kohl, Priscilla Mainardi, Robert Marshall, David McAleavey, Sean Padraic McCarthy, Shaun Anthony McMichael, Greg Moglia, Annelle Neel, Jos O’Connell, Jeffrey Park, Eliot Parker, Laura Pendell, Jim Richards, Marilyn Ringer, Jason Ryberg, Carla Sarett, Rochelle Jewel Shapiro, Michael Dwayne Smith, Angela Maria Williams, Kirby Wright

Featured Writer At Crack The Spine

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I have been selected as Crack The Spine‘s Featured Writer for the month of August!

I could not be more thrilled! 

http://www.crackthespine.com/2013/08/featured-writer-of-month.html

I was chosen based on the reactions my story “Burn, Baby Burn” received when it was released in Issue 74 last month. Thanks to everyone that read it and spoke out in their comments and Facebook page. If you haven’t read my story, please take a moment to head over to their site! You can read my story and their interview where I sound brilliant, self assured and amazingly attractive. Yep. 

Come on, you know you are bored at work anyways!

New Short Story Published at Crack The Spine Literary Magazine

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I have a new short story called Burn Baby, Burn published

at Crack The Spine Literary Magazine.

http://www.crackthespine.com/2013/07/issue-seventy-four.html

Please read it.  Please love it.

Our little Burn Baby needs your love.

Note: I mentioned this once before, but it really is worth repeating:  My story will be published in their online journal but it is now eligible for inclusion in one of their print publications. They take into account feedback left on their website and social media sites. So, if you like my story, please tell them. I would love the opportunity to reach a wider audience and for my story to be published in one of their esteemed anthologies.