I am very excited to tell you about a new online literary magazine that launches tomorrow. It's called The Forge and it's pretty blooming special. I am one of the editors so yeah, I'm bound to think that, but seriously, it really is going to be good. We launch with a story by Janice Galloway... Continue Reading →
Roxane Gay’s short fiction has appeared in many of the literary journals I’ve read over the last eight years or so. She’s editor of the mighty PANK. She writes a wonderful blog. Her non-fiction has appeared in many esteemed publications. She basically rules Twitter with her always interesting observations. She has a very clear, authoritative... Continue Reading →
I feel like there should be an end of the year post but I have such a lousy memory I can't recall all the things I liked best. I listened to Nicki Minaj a lot and I have much love for her. "Did it on 'em" was a song that actually made me go "What... Continue Reading →
Ayiti, published by Artistically Declined Press, is the debut story collection from Roxane Gay, each story concerning Haiti and its people.The first story you arrive at announces itself with the block capitals of MOTHERFUCKERS. And wow can this small story carry a great weight. Wonderful opener.In "Things I Know About Fairytales" the narrator says "At... Continue Reading →
Being rejected is part of the writing life. Yeah, yeah, we know that. But it can sometimes really drag me down and I have been known to indulge in a big ol' sulk. Other times I have a nano sulk and let the rejection bounce right off. Acceptances are joy - they validate and elate.... Continue Reading →
Please read this, it's witty, sad, too funny, too awful, too true.
I haven't written here for a while, 2 and a half weeks ish - it's hard to find time lately and it seems that when I do write I always seem to be tired, bitchy, or drunk (or as of right now, all three.) Oh, whatever, it's not an exam, it's just my blog. On... Continue Reading →