Saturday, February 5, 2011

Two New Things

So I've been a bit MIA lately. Mostly cause school is kicking my ass again. Also cause I reviewed a Joyce Carol Oates story from her new collection for Spinetingler Magazine, a task which proved to be more difficult than I thought it would be.

Anyways, first-rate writer and all-around class act Nigel Bird has released a collection of his short stories titled Dirty Old Town. Nigel is a consistent, imaginative, hard-working craftsman, who had a fantastic 2010, with stories in Beat to a Pulp, Needle, A Twist of Noir and other dens of inequity. (Around here, dens of inequity are a good thing.) It's only 99 cents at Smashwords and Amazon. I just downloaded a copy and look forward to devouring it.

And there's a new game in town, Pulp Carnivale. They've printed several excellent flash pieces since hitting the virtual streets last week, including Twenty-One Margoyles Street by Ian Ayris and Friday Night Fun by Charlie Wade. They're also seeking submissions in multiple genres, so check it out!


  1. Geeze, Nigel. Just think, we'll be able to say: "Rhatigan? Oh yeah, we knew him back before he got so famous."
    Take your time, buddy. We'll be here when you get back.

  2. Yeah, I'll be famous... It'll just have nothing to do with writing and everything to do with gettin into fisticuffs with Ryan Seacrest.

  3. Hey, Callaway made it with hanging a headlock on Lee Child.