HUMP back

Holidays can be fun! Which is why there was no blog post last week on HUMP DAY…I was enjoying family, and spending time outdoors and laughing a ton. Good times! But I’m back…and so here are ten (or more) literary things currently happening:

1) Necessary Fiction published my “Seven Shades of James” with guest editor Ben Tanzer at the helm for November. A million thanks to Ben for this opportunity:

2) IN THOSE DAYS WE- Released!!! Writers include Meg Tuite, Len Kuntz, David Tomaloff, Ryan Bradley, Molly Gaudry, Marcus Speh, Parker Tettleton, Chadwick Reddon, Jesse Bradley, J.A. Tyler, Ben tanzer, Kyle Hemmings, Robert Kloss, Norman Lock, Kathryn Rantala, Andrew Borgstrom, and me. I have two pieces in this anthology- “Buried,” and “California Tan.” Thanks editor, Jennifer Tomaloff!!!

3) My flash fiction “In it to Win It” is included in Fast Forward Press’s FLASH 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse. Thanks to Stacy, Kona and editorial team:

4) Issue 9, The Collaborative Issue of Red Lightbulbs, is online:

5) My badass boss at JMWW, Jen Michalski interviews Paula Bomer in “Bringing Up Babies,” at Nervous Breakdown:

6) Extie Ex provokes like no other at Nothing to Say with “Hymen Big Trouble”:

7) David Tomaloff has a strong and amazing piece at Necessary Fiction, thanks to that guy, Ben again:

8) This is one helluva poem by Jeanann Verlee, “Unsolicited Advice to Adolscent Girls with Crooked Teeth and Pink Hair.” Thanks Michael Gillian Maxwell for sending me the link:

9) Lynn Neary’s article “Independent Bookstores Find Their Footing” is up at NPR:

10) Impossible Mike writes “The Obsolescence of Publish or Perish: How to Get (& Keep) Attention” at HTMLGiant:

11) Josh Denslow is at The Lit Pub with his essay on The Pale King by David Foster Wallace. Well, some of it, anyhow:

12) ‘Tis the season, so they say, and here are the fortunate NEA Grants awarded to some great writing talents:

I love getting new books. I still experience that over-stimulated feeling, like when my mother would take my little sister and me to our local library and we were allowed to bring home no more than five books. Yesterday a book I’d long anticipated arrived “Fire In the Belly: The Life and Times of David Wojnarowicz.” To say DW is one of my mentors is a given. I am one of the fortunate folks to have known him in real life. Needless to say, I’m devouring this book like some exotic treat. What are you reading? Does it engage you? Enthrall you? Bore you?


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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8 Responses to HUMP back

  1. Rachel Heimowitz says:

    Yea!! You are back!!!

  2. Andrea says:

    Gobble Gobble! Happy Holidaze. I am currently reading the new John Irving book and believe it or not…a “new” Kurt Vonnegut book! Oh and “Girl Gone” is in the wings waiting. I love new books too. Happy Hump Day to all and to all a new book.

  3. Sheila Hanrahan says:

    Hi, Robert!

    Great outdoors and laughing a ton. How wonderful!

    xo, Sheila

  4. Theo says:

    Great to have you back at the HUMP, Robert! I’m reading Steven King’s 11/22/63. I like it but it’s fairly slow-moving.

  5. Stuart Watson says:

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  6. Reinaldo Deluz says:

    Greetings from across the ocean! This is just what I was looking for, and you wrote it well. Thanks so much!

  7. Deedee says:

    I enjoy your blog so much and am reading (in addition to all these great links!) Wild by Cheryl Strayed. It’s memoir, and I love it!

  8. Barbara says:

    The last book I read was Glaciers by Alexis M. Smith. It was really good and I recommend it.

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