Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Nice Words from Steven Seighman at Luna Park

Nicholas Ripatrazone recently interviewed Monkeybicycle editors Steven Seighman and Shya Scanlon for Luna Park. Reading the interview I was happy to learn about Steven and Shya's editorial process for selecting stories and totally flattered to see Steven Seighman have such nice things to say about my work:

"There are so many [other stories] in the book that I feel really close to as well, but the two that stand out to me are Blake Kimzey's "Donald Mason's City Inspection and the Stakeout Standoff" and Curtis Smith's “Lenin!”. These stories are bookends for the book and I set it up that way for a reason. I think both of them are somewhat light and also very engaging in pretty absurd ways. That’s the kind of thing I really like, and it seems to be a really great way to ease into and out of the book with a little umph. Kimzey is a new voice to me and when I read that story I knew he was a great talent. I hope we get the chance to publish more of his work in the future. And I’ve been a fan of Curtis Smith’s work for a long time. He has a gift. So I’m always eager when I see a submission from him."

You can read the full interview here. And thanks again to Steven and Shya for believing in my work!