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!