Archive for February, 2012

This new novel from Michelle Haimoff just came out today. I know Michelle and she’s an excellent writer. Buy it. The synopsis is below. Six months after September 11th, New Yorkers are instructed to get on with their lives despite the terror advisories, streets filled with 9/11 merchandise, and mail that may contain Anthrax. But […]


The L Magazine is proud to announce our eighth annual Literary Upstart, The Search for Pocket Fiction competition. Writers are encouraged to submit their previously unpublished short fiction (a maximum of 1,500 words). Semi-finalists, fifteen in total, will be invited to participate in one of three readings, in front of a live, lively audience, and a panel […]


Tim Parks at The New York Review of Books likes e-books. Among his arguments: they’re good for the environment, they’re inexpensive and easily accessible, they ensure all books can remain in print forever, and they offer austere, direct engagement with the words. He’s not a big fan of covers. Or blurbs.


I first saw The Make-Up in Northampton, MA, in the summer of 1999. Everyone I knew at the time was really into them, and when I saw Ian Svenonius, I was like, “Who the hell is this guy? Does he think he’s Iggy Pop or something?” He was like a gospel singer/punk rocker heading up […]


My novel, Three Thirds, originally published in 2002 when the internet was still young (and when I was publishing with the more formal “Joseph”), is coming soon as an e-book from Infinity Publishing. Details to come.


I’ve got reviews of Matthew Guenette’s poetry collection, American Busboy, and Blake Butler and Lily Hoang’s 30 Under 30: An Anthology of Innovative Fiction by Young Writers, in this month’s issue of Gently Read Literature here.