It's so cold outside my testicles hurt just thinking about it. And Tom wants to go to a movie! Anyway, I am back in the city. Reading something called Hollywood Animal, one of the more criminally entertaining things I've read in a long time. Did a lot of revising this weekend.
Probably this will be a terrible movie, but that water... I've had nightmares exactly like that.
Story in New Haven Review, a literary magazine run by Brian Slattery. This story has been floating around for a while and is finally published. It was nominated for Best New American Fiction 2006. It's called "The Thickness of Clown Blood." You can download it here. They called me a "short story master"... this is an unsubstantiated claim and has never been made before, by anyone... it is a quark-claim. (I'm so flattered!!) And the non-me sections of the issue look pretty great...
Issue #3 of New Haven Review is available in full PDF glory here. It features terrific stuff from Jess Row, one of Granta's "Best Young American Novelists"; legendary cult-fave writer Jim Knipfel; Willard Spiegelman, editor of Southwest Review, whose new book is forthcoming from FSG; poets George Witte and Ian Ganassi; photographer Desirea Rodgers; short story master Nick Antosca; and essayists Joy Ladin and Stephen Ornes. It's our best issue yet (although the other two were pretty decent, if we may say so).
And a review of GUD #3.