Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Great reads:

I've just discovered two new online journals: Pank and > kill author. I tend to be a little leery about new journals (> kill author is less than 6 months old), but the stories I read in issue 2 were terrific.

Two I especially liked were:
Roxane Gay's Important Things to Know About Career Girls
Lauren Becker's Boilerplate

The other journal, Pank, is out of Michigan and for some reason I thought this was a journal where editors of other journals submitted stories for publication. Not so! Check out Steven McDermott's Sliver -- crisp, fresh prose; engaging. Terrific.


  1. PANK and kill author are excellent. I just read your short in Staccato (another first class magazine). Congratulations on "Wash Me Again." I love how you punctuated the mundane and everyday (vividly and tenderly rendered) with details of the sad marriage and even sadder extramarital affair. Less is definitely more here. Wonderful work. I look forward to reading more.

  2. Thanks for stopping by! And thank you for your kind words!