HUMP day Hoopla!

Lots of HOOPLA going on this week! Buzz is all over the net about Prizes, and decisions, and winners and all sorts of other flotsam and jetsam:

1) Poet Tracy K. Smith earns a Pulitzer Poetry Prize for her Life on Mars:

2) No Pulitzer Prize for Fiction? Hmm…

And the Winner of the Pulitzer Isn’t –

3) I returned from DIRE Literary Series in Boston with a poetry chapbook “contract” with this fine indie press. More forthcoming, but needless to say, I’m over the moon, giddy beyond belief. Thanks diva, Gloria Mindock!

4) Marc Vincenz’s “Corruption,” at The Potomac:

5) VIDA is honoring Adrienne Rich with 21 Love poems to her. Read them all, but here’s the latest one: – .T40RhJ3a91U.facebook

6) Thunderclap Press continues publishing some excellent poems, including this one, by James Claffey, for NaPoMo:

7) I will be leading a Flash Fiction online course in July/ August for JMWW. There are also three other courses available in various genres:

8) How can you sit down when you listen to this song? Try it and see:

9) The exquisite Blue Five Notebook is available here, congrats Sam and Michelle and writers:

10) This just in: Len Kuntz takes second place in the String-of-10 FOUR Flash Fiction Contest at Flash Fiction Chronicles. Thanks for the link, Gay Degani:

2nd Place String-of-10 FOUR: Story and Interview with the Author Len Kuntz « Flash Fiction Chronicles

Please don’t forget you can get Flash Fiction Fridays (9781105460937): Robert Vaughan: Books at AMAZON!!!

That’s it for now. I’m having a blast and I hope you are, too! Happy Spring!


About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, writer, editor, and workshop leader, his poems and fiction are widely published in print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Connotation Press, Metazen, Thrice, Literary Orphans and Housefire. He is Senior Flash editor at JMWW and Lost in Thought magazines and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing. He is a six times Pushcart Prize Nominee and his fiction and poetry have won awards, including a Micro-Fiction runner-up (2012) and twice a finalist in the Gertrude Stein Fiction Award (2013-14). His collections are: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps): Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms) and RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press).
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5 Responses to HUMP day Hoopla!

  1. Debbie says:

    Congrats on the poetry chapbook, Robert! Keep us informed as it comes closer to the release date!

  2. Dez says:

    Great information week to week! Thanks Robert and congratulations on your successes.

  3. Gill Hoffs says:

    Congratulations on your chapbook news! That’s so cool – really pleased for you!

  4. Chas says:

    Way to go! I can’t wait to see which poems you’ve chosen for your chapbook!

  5. Betsy says:

    Congrats on the contract! I’m very happy for you and can’t wait to see you on June 23rd in NYC! We will have a grand celebration then. I hope you remember all of the little people in your life when you are famous 🙂

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