Monthly Archives: May 2009

Conversations with the (not so) Bookless: Kyle Minor

May 11, 2009
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A couple of years ago Jeff Vandermeer ran a series of blog posts called Conversations With the Bookless. The Conversations with the Bookless series was designed to showcase those writers who are up and coming, who don’t yet have a collection or a novel out, who are making their names known writing short stories....

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Conversations with the (not so) Bookless: Claude Lalumiere

May 9, 2009
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Later this year, Claude Lalumière’s debut collection, Objects of Worship, will be released featuring twelve strange, eerie, sensual stories of monstrous gods, disturbing faiths, and urgent desires. Lucius Shepard has said that “Claude Lalumière’s stories are dark, mordant, precisely formed. His first collection is extraordinarily accomplished in its craft and subversive intent.” You have...

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Conversations with the (not so) Bookless: John Weagly

May 8, 2009
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A couple of years ago Jeff Vandermeer ran a series of blog posts called Conversations With the Bookless. The Conversations with the Bookless series was designed to showcase those writers who are up and coming, who don’t yet have a collection or a novel out, who are making their names known writing short stories....

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Conversations with the Bookless: Fred Snyder

May 7, 2009
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After spending his formative years in Youngstown, Fred Snyder escaped to greener pastures in central Ohio, where he earns rent money as a software developer. His stories have appeared in Plots with Guns and Hardboiled Magazine. What do you most value in the fiction you love? Characters who are distinctly human. If you want...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Andy Henion

May 6, 2009
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Andy Henion is a former newspaper reporter, he has published dozens of stories in print and online publications including Spork, Hobart, Pindeldyboz and Monkeybicycle. He’s been nominated for a Pushcart and a Million Writer’s, and shortlisted for a Derringer. What’s your favorite story written by someone else? “Until Gwen” by Dennis Lehane; “Cathedral” by...

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Of Awards, Publications and Delete Buttons

May 6, 2009
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Last year, we launched the Spinetingler Awards. I wasn’t happy with the level of voter participation for the Best Short Story On The Web category, and this year we made several changes in an effort to increase the exposure of the writers, and to generate more votes. I was pleased to see that the...

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2009 Spinetingler Awards winners

May 6, 2009
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Winners are Bolded New Voice Sharp Teeth, by Toby Barlow (Harper) The Price of Blood, by Declan Hughes (Morrow) Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, by John McFetridge (Harcourt) Borderlands, by Brian McGilloway (Minotaur Books) Go With Me, by Castle Freeman Jr. (Steerforth Press) The Crazy School, by Cornelia Read (Grand Central Publishing) Who Is...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Clair Dickson

May 5, 2009
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Clair Dickson’s reoccurring character, a PI named Bo Fexler, is described as “a sexy modern, fictional, female private eye who can use her brains, her body and her fists”. What do you most value in the fiction you love? Strong characters who are confident and capable. I also like realism—my disbelief suspension isn’t very...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Gabe Durham

May 4, 2009
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Gabe Durham lives in Northampton, MA. His writings have appeared (or will appear) in Mid-American Review, Fourteen Hills, Daytrotter, Hobart, Word Riot, Thieves Jargon, NOÖ Journal, and elsewhere. What issues or ideas about fiction have been foremost in your mind of late? I’m writing a first person novel that spans about 25 years, so...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Kieran Shea

May 3, 2009
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Kieran Shea’s crime fiction has appeared in Word Riot, Thuglit, Pulp Pusher, Dogmatika, Demolition and in the transgressive noir bellwether, Plots with Guns.  In his own words he is a “Writer and self-deprecating débrouillard, I aspire to beat the crime fiction house at their own game…one broken, bloody bone at a time…” Why do...

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Conversations with the Bookless: Jake Hinkson

May 2, 2009
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Jake Hinkson lives just outside of Washington, DC. His short fiction has appeared in A Twist Of Noir, Crooked, and Powder Burn Flash. He also contributes to the Noir City Sentinel, the monthly publication of the Film Noir Foundation. He is currently at work on a book about film noir. What issues or ideas...

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