HUMP it up!

Hello friends! It’s that time of year for lists, prizes, for nominations, holiday music and ribbon candy. And there is lots going on in the literary world. So much to read! So little time!

To honor World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012, I added my poem, “What Some Boys Do” to the Fictionaut site:

Also, ‘tis the season of anthologies. Here are a few in which my work appears, and I am ever so grateful:

* In Those Days We: (thanks editor, Jennifer Tomaloff)

* Estuary: (thanks editors, Harriette  Lawler and Agnes Marton)

* Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse: (thanks editors, Leah Rogin-Roper, Stacy Walsh and Dustin Dill)

* Santa Fe Literary Review: (thanks editor, Meg Tuite)

Alex Pruteanu has a story called “Apparatus” up at Yareah Magazine:

Nicolette Wong and her A-Minor staff have exciting news:

Andrew Stancek wins a mighty prize with his story in Gemini Magazine:

NAP reminds us that Tyler Gobble is Stoked:

The Best LGBT Books of 2012: 87 Authors Select Their Favorites:

The latest issue of Negative Suck has new work by James Claffey, “The Wrong Corner of the Sky” and more: – /current-content/4571513710

Jim Harrington at Flash Fiction Chronicles asks his 6 questions of Bakers Dozen editors, Michelle Elvy and John Wentworth Chapin:

Howie Good is up at Drunk Monkeys:

And finally, I will be participating in a group reading at the venerable KGB Bar in NYC’s East Village. The writers’ collective, 52/250, will be featuring works read by members and friends on December 16th, 7-9 p.m. Please come, bring friends and help spread the magic:

(1) 52|250: A Night of Flash


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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9 Responses to HUMP it up!

  1. madridnm4 says:

    Thank you, amazing Robert, for another exciting Hump day update and congrats on all the outstanding anthologies! OH, YEAH!!!!

  2. Andrea says:

    Happy Happy Hump!

  3. Barbara says:

    What an amazing poem you posted here! I want to share it with everyone I know. Kudos my dear.

  4. Theo says:

    So proud of all of your accomplishments lately. I will have to devote an entire shelf to your books soon. Congratulations and well deserved.

  5. Deedee says:

    All I can say is that pink is gayer than a three dollar bill!

  6. Shari says:

    That poem stunned me in the most amazing way. Bravo!

  7. Cynthia says:

    You are just spreading those wings lately, taking to the sky, R! And I couldn’t be happier that all your hard work is paying off.

  8. Beverly Coats says:

    Another great round of links to dive into and explore, RV.

  9. Warren B. says:

    The poem, “What Some Boys Do” is incredible. The pacing, the story, the deep and meaningful message. Ageless.

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