Voices in the Jungle
(Oil on canvas, 60" x 45")

Issue 12

Interviews with Richard Godwin, Gilbert King, Conor McCreery, Laura McDermott, and Will Viharo. Visual Art by Andrés Pruna and Terry Wright. Fiction by William Auten, M.H. Burkett, Paul Colby,  T.C. Jones, Gary Porter, K.J. Hannah Greenberg, and Tony Press. Nonfiction by Anna Laird Barto, Sarah Pearsall, and Jeffrey Weinstock. Poetry by Chris Abbate, Sean Ball, Jonathan Duckworth, Roberta Feins, Ariel Francisco, Peter Grieco, Allison Joseph, Joseph Mills, Barbra Nightingale, and Pad Wadsworth. Welcome Betty-Jo Buro and Thomas Logan. INTERVIEWS / FEATURES Richard Godwin (interviewed by … [Read More...]

Richard Godwin

Brit Grit: Richard Godwin with a Nail in the Bag

Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme, Wrong Crowd, Savage Highway, Double Lives, The Pure And The Hated, Disembodied, Buffalo And Sour Mash and Locked In Cages. His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them an anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child. He was … [Read More...]

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Gilbert King: “Dude, Pulitzer!”

For any artist wondering if, how, and when they might get published, much less win a Pulitzer Prize, Gilbert King’s career is an inspiration. With dreams of becoming a major-league baseball player, King went to college at University of South Florida. It didn’t take him long to realize that, when it came to baseball players, the talent pool was wide as it was deep. Just two math credits shy of graduating college, King moved to New York City, where he landed freelance writing and editing assignments for small newspapers and magazines. A self-taught photographer, King’s fashion and beauty work … [Read More...]

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Conor McCreery: Willing to Compromise. Unwilling to Settle.

Conor McCreery is the co-creator of Kill Shakespeare, the swashbuckling tail of Bardicide published by IDW. The series has been adapted for the stage, as a board game, and is currently being developed for television. He’s also assassinated the character(s) of Sherlock Holmes and Harry Houdini in Holmes vs Houdini for Dynamite Comics and is currently killing more things in Titan Comic’s Assassin’s Creed title (all with the awesome Anthony Del Col).  Conor has contributed stories to numerous anthologies including the latest edition of the New York Times best-selling Anthology FUBAR: Age of the … [Read More...]

Laura McDermott

Laura McDermott: Now is the Time for Racing

Poet Laura McDermott’s first book, Visions on Alligator Alley (Lominy Books), is an uncommon book. First it’s a “story in verse,” or a verse novel—a bastard genre that while not often seen, has a long tradition that includes works such as Alexander Pushkin’s Eugene Onegin and Anne Carson’s Autobiography of Red. Add to that a layer of ekphrasis, a literary work that either describes or is inspired by a work of art and you have a bastard of a bastard that is a narrative interwoven with dramatic images. The project was the unintended culmination of McDermott’s 2014-2015 stint as … [Read More...]

Andres Pruna - El Impenetrable

Andres Pruna: A Storm is Coming

Andrés Pruna, or Andy, is a painter, diver, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and explorer. Born in Havana in 1940, he was educated both in Cuba and in the US, attending Eaglebrook School, the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana, as well as the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York City. His artistic talent surfaced while very young when he started painting and winning awards as a small child. He began showing at sixteen in an art gallery in Havana named “El Arte,” which doubled as an art supply. His work then made it to Madison Avenue in NYC, where it was … [Read More...]

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Will Viharo: Old School

Will “the Thrill” Viharo is a freelance writer, pulp fiction author, B movie impresario and lounge lizard at large. His published bibliography includes the retrospective anthology series The Thrillville Pulp Fiction Collection featuring all of his standalone novels, as well as the definitive omnibus The Vic Valentine Classic Case Files (both available from Thrillville Press). Gutter Books offers the first and final Vic Valentine novels, respectively, Love Stories Are Too Violent For Me and Hard-boiled Heart. Additionally, Will has written two sci-fi collaborations with Scott Fulks, It Came … [Read More...]

Issue 12 Interviews

Pangnirtung
(Photography. Film: 35mm Kodachrome 25, Camera: Nikon F2 , Lens: Nikon 24mm)

Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme, Wrong Crowd, Savage Highway, Double Lives, The Pure And The Hated, Disembodied,Buffalo And Sour Mash … [Read More...]

Books We Love this Fall

Silver dreams

We highly recommend Einstein's Beach House (short stories) by Jacob M. Appel. We also like Joy Castro's How Winter Began (short stories). We're also big fans of Campbell McGrath's XX: Poems for the Twentieth Century (poems). … [Read More...]

Featured Artist: Andrés Pruna

Andres Pruna - El Impenetrable

Andrés Pruna, or Andy, is a painter, diver, photographer, documentary filmmaker, and explorer. Born in Havana in 1940, he was educated both in Cuba and in the US, attending Eaglebrook School, the San Alejandro Academy of Fine Arts in Havana, as well as the National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts in New York […]

All That Glitters: Sliver of Stone Nonfiction

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AVAILABLE NOW! Fresh, fierce, and enlightening, All That Glitters is a find. The talented nonfiction writers in this collection invite us along on the complicated, sometimes scary, but irresistible pursuit of truth. —Lynne Barrett, author of Magpies and The Secret Names of Women Sliver of Stone magazine presents its first volume of collected nonfiction. From the mouth of a Seattle whale to a Nordstrom’s swimsuit department, from an Idaho fundamentalist church to a fathomless Florida lake, the fifteen stories in ALL THAT GLITTERS recount lives and identities unsettled by impending doom. Also included are four … [Read More...]