You only need about 11 minutes 30 seconds (less if you skip the intro!) to listen to Jess Walter read his short story "Cheston". Damn funny. Visit Episode 1 of A Tiny Sense of Accomplishment. Stick around longer and hear another great piece by Sherman Alexie.
The New York Times carries this thoughtful piece by Teddy Wayne on writers' uses of social media to promote their work. Its a reminder of the line between shameless braggadocio and good-faith efforts to put our work before the public eye.
Muller can’t get a stiffy. That shouldn’t be a problem for protagonist Sam Bennett, but it is, because Sam’s wife wants a grandchild. And Sam’s daughter is married to Muller, a talented hypochondriac and flabby Renaissance man, Sam’s foil with a killer recipe for pot brownies who can’t, for the life of him, get a … Continue reading Review–You Can Lead a Horse to Water (But You Can’t Make It Scuba Dive)
Amy Mason of Bristol and Rachel Fenton of Auckland both move on to the final round. May their hearts pound with healthy anticipation until the winner is announced in October! Extracts from their work, and the work of eight more shortlisted writers for the 2014 Prize, are available in e-Book format.
Congrats to First-Prize Winner Gregory Hill! Looking forward to reading The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles when it comes out, and East of Denver in the meantime. The Lonesome Trials of Johnny Riles (novel) by Gregory Hill (Colorado) It’s autumn of 1975 and Rancher Johnny Riles is in a rough patch. He’s drunk, he’s depressed, his … Continue reading 2014 Leapfrog Fiction Contest Winner Announced