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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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

Burn Baby, Burn Nominated for Pushcart Prize

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My short story Burn Baby, Burnpublished in Issue 74 of Crack The Spine – has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize!

I am a very happy writer today!

For a full list of CTS nominees, see http://www.crackthespine.com/2013/11/pushcart-prize-nominees.html

In addition, my sweet little Burn Baby will be published in the upcoming Fall 2013 Crack The Spine Anthology

which will be available soon at Amazon and other fine retailers.

Great Christmas gift – just sayin’.