Hump Gold

Hello friends!

Imagine my surprise when Jason A. Smith invited me to be the head judge of the 2012 Wisconsin People & Ideas magazine fiction contest. We had so many great entries it was quite difficult to choose one winner. But here it is, “Eyes in the Back of her Head” by Jill Stuckenberg. Thanks for this honor, Jason, and for sending us your great story, Jill. Congratulations! And here are so many other juicy nuggets of writing around the world wide web:

1) Jimmy Chen’s Sunday diary entry. I’m just sayin…

2) How to be Friends with Another Woman by Roxane Gay:

3) Aaron Teel tells all in “Cliches,” at Smokelong Quarterly:

4) Check out the goodies in this issue of Heavy Feather Review 1.2:

5) The August newsletter of Cervena Barva Press comes loaded with great literary information, from angel and kickass publisher/writer Gloria Mindock:

6) Len Kuntz, my prolific author buddy, is everywhere, even when he’s not. Here are two of his flash pieces in Downer Magazine: Then, this newbie, part of xTx’s Supermodel Summer: NOTHING TO SAY: SUPERMODEL SUMMER!!

7) Purpose by Sheldon Compton is up at Metazen: And then, if you liked this as much as I did, check out his meaty collection here, at Foxhead Books:

8) Two Fictions by Brandi Wells in the July/ August Elimae (okay, I’m a little slow, but, like all of her work, these are amazing:

9) Just when you started thinking it all makes sense, along comes Parker Tettleton to shake, rattle and roll. He’s up at Untoward:

10) You won’t forget “I’m jumping off the bridge” at The Salon, by Kevin Sampsell:

Bonus: FRiGG’s summer Twitter issue. Check out Jules Archer and xTx and more:

Super Bonus: Zoe Zolbrod chimes in on female Olympic Boxers:

Special mention: Four Poems by Melissa Broder at BOMBLog: BOMBLOG: Four Poems by Melissa Broder


About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, Robert leads week long National writing retreats at sites like Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Synergia Ranch, and EarthRise IONS. His poems and fiction are published in over 500 print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Los Angeles Weekly, Literary Orphans and Smokelong Quarterly. He is Editor-in-Chief at (b)OINK magazine and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing in Milwaukee. He is six times a 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 books are: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms); RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press), and FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press).
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19 Responses to Hump Gold

  1. Christopher says:

    Hey, RV! Thanks for mentioning Shel’s story at Metazen! Rock on, RV 🙂

  2. Ha, I love the whole hump idea and execution! And now you’ve come up with a “gold” attribute, which is just fantastic. I harbor not so secret hopes that my own future publication pursuits may be featured in an upcoming Gold edition…

  3. Josh says:

    Loving your Hump gold post, Robert! You give so many writers a “voice” in the online community. I admire that, and you.

  4. shgd says:

    yeah, you rock. gay d.

  5. Lucy says:

    brilliant, and sublime. What a great mix of work. So you Robert.

  6. Whitney says:

    What a great blog. My writing friend turned me on to it and I’m a subscriber now. Thanks!

  7. Andrea says:

    Humpty-dance!!! Happy Hump Day and thanks for all the wonderful info.


  8. Tyler says:

    I’m dancing on this humpty day, too! Great post again, Robert!

  9. Dennis says:

    Love the content here! Robert, you rock!

  10. Sean says:

    Digging this hump gold, you have the best blog in the entire universe.

  11. Denise says:

    So many great links here, I don’t know where to start! Thanks, Robert. Keep up the great work!

  12. Dottie says:

    Another great blog post, Robert. Gold indeed, bring it home, USA!

  13. Amalia says:

    Robert, you’re the best. Thanks a ton!

  14. Carolee Fanger says:

    Love it. Keep it coming.

  15. Billy says:

    A fool’s gold, who doesn’t read this blog, my friend! Fantastic information, so creative, it blows me away.

  16. Keiran says:

    I like to surf and came across your web site. It has been fully beneficial and educational.

  17. Warren B. says:

    F*ckin’ amazing articles here. I am very glad to see your blog. Thanks a lot! Can you e-mail me?

  18. Harry says:

    Happy Birthday, Robert! Have a great day.

  19. John Wilder says:

    Nice work. Regards!

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