Thanks to Kevin Murphy and Brian Carr for handing me the keys to their magazine this last year. We got to publish some great stuff before it died.
Here’s Kevin on the end of Dark Sky:
Presses come and presses go. And it’s time for Dark Sky to go. We’ve been around since 2007 — in one form or another — and I’m very happy to have had the chance to work with the many contributors (both authors and editors) who made this endeavor worthwhile and rewarding.
And check out our last issue, guest hosted by the excellent Barrelhouse.
Whoa, whoa, wow: Friends, I am very excited to announce that FUN CAMP, my novel-in-shorts, is going to be released by Mud Luscious Press in 2013.
A huge thank you to Mud Luscious editors J.A. Tyler and Andrew Borgstrom for giving the book their close attention and interest. I also want to thank Sasha Fletcher, who strongly suggested I send MLP the book. “I don’t know,” I said, “I think this book is too chatty for them.” And then I sent it anyway.
Also, big thank you to the UMass friends who looked at early forms of many of these pieces, and to the editors of Matchbook, Notnostrums, Dogzplot, Everyday Genius, A cappella Zoo, Nano Fiction, Saltgrass, Hobart, Western Humanities Review, decomP, Wigleaf, The Lifted Brow, NOÖ Journal Gargoyle, American Short Fiction, Monkeybicycle, Quick Fiction, Dark Sky Magazine, The 2nd Hand, Pear Noir!, Orange Alert, Route 9, and Diagram.
I’ve posted a lot of google image camp pictures on this blog. Now here are a few personal ones (all enlargeable):
(To be clear, that’s a Skamania ’98 t-shirt I’m wearing in the first photo.)
Two years is both a long wait and not a long wait at all. Two years ago, I’d already written a handful of the earliest pieces in FUN CAMP. Two years from now, I will still occasionally be getting ideas for new Fun Camps and begging J.A. Tyler to stop the presses so I can cram new ones in.
So let’s all promise that in two years from today, we’ll meet again, and we’ll see what kind of people we’ve blossomed into. I will be the one trying to sell you a book.
** Check out a roundup of Fun Camps here **