Monday, April 19, 2010

Breeders: The Lifted Brow 7

My story "Breeders" will appear in the August 2010 issue of the Australian journal The Lifted Brow (TLB7), and I couldn't be happier. Part of the fun in placing a story is working with the editor to make sure your piece is as tight as possible. When "Little Man" was published last fall in Short FICTION, editor Anthony Caleshu offered gentle suggestions that gave the story a final polish that I was so proud to see in print. It was a dream to work with Anthony and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Ditto Brow editor Ronnie Scott. I've had the joy of working with him on "Breeders" and he sent me the most thoughtful comments that helped shape my story into the final piece you'll get to read in August. It was such an easy process and I can't wait to see how he drops "Breeders" into The Lifted Brow's forthcoming issue. TLB7 isn't even published yet and I'm already hopeful I'll get to work with Ronnie again.

Anytime I place a story I am as eager to see my fiction in print as I am to read the work of every other contributor in the issue. You can pre-order TLB7 by clicking here, and it will be well worth your money. In the last couple of issues, The Lifted Brow has published David Foster Wallace, Neil Gaiman, Kevin Brockmeier, Tao Lin, Ricky Moody, Tom Bissell, Blake Butler, Robert Olen Butler, Sam Lipsyte, and many more.

So do yourself a favor and pre-order TLB7! It'll be the most colorful book on your bookshelf, I promise.

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