Hair Lit, Vol. 1 cover art, Kickstarter, etc

Yes, I have to admit it’s been a while. But I have news, folks. Much news, including the cover art for Hair Lit, Vol. 1.

Coolness, right? Yes, I think so. Look for the book in stores near you this fall. And on that note, the Kickstarter campaign to help Orange Alert Press fund publication of the book is up now. Check it out here: Hair Lit, Vol. 1. Your support is totally appreciated. I’m geeked about the project. The writing within is stellar. I know you’ll dig it. Trust me. And hey, after you check it out and maybe order your copy, help us out just a bit more by spreading the word. You rock it. More soon.

Million Writers Award Notable Story

So, on the eve of moving back up north, I got word that my story How to Keep Your Boy, orginally published last summer in THE2NDHAND , was named a 2012 Million Writers Award Notable Story. Coolness. Big ups to Todd Dills, editor of THE2NDHAND, for taking a chance on this little story.

Not to toot my own here, but I’m in pretty great company this year and, naturally, I’m stoked as hell about it. So, if you don’t mind, click the link, take a read, pass it on. Sweet.

The Man Date: 15 Bromances

So I know I’ve mentioned it on this site before, but I figured a newly revamped Internet-home was as good a place as any to formally announce and encourage submissions to an anthology I’m co-editing called The Man Date: 15 Bromances. I’m editing it with my own bromantic partner, fiction writer and fellow SIU MFAer Shawn Andrew Mitchell, and it looks like the book will be out in early 2013 from Prime Mincer. The roster of authors is shaping up nicely, folks like Pinckney Benedict, Rick Bass, and Alan Heathcock, all of whom were extremely generous in jumping on-board with us. However, we’re still taking general submissions until June 1st. All the info is below. Dig it. More soon.

Call for submissions: The Man Date: 15 Bromances

Prime Mincer Press, publisher of Prime Mincer literary magazine, is seeking submissions of short fiction for an anthology titled The Man Date: 15 Bromances, to be published in early 2013. The editors are looking for original, unpublished short stories ranging from 1,500-6,000 words concerning bromances—work that in some way comments on or deals with male friendships and relationships, and/or plays on the idea of the buddy story. The final selection will be a mix of emerging and established writers including Rick Bass, Pinckney Benedict and Alan Heathcock, among others.

Submissions will be accepted from March 1st through June 1st. Notifications will be sent by August 15th. Payment will be in the form of contributor copies and a percentage of royalties. Submissions will be judged by anthology editors Shawn Andrew Mitchell and Nick Ostdick. For more info, see

Submissions should be made through Prime Mincer’s Submishmash account ( and should include a cover page with contact information and a short bio. Please do not include any contact information on the manuscript or in the document’s title, as the editors will be doing a blind read.