Contests and AWP in Boston, 2013

Hello friends,

One of those mornings when Monday feels like a treat to wake up! Here’s partly why…First of all, “Ten Notes to the Guy Studying Jujitsu” was a finalist in the Gertrude Stein Award for Fiction 2013, offered by The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review and guest judge was Rick Moody:

The Doctor T. J. Eckleburg Review » The Gertrude Stein Award in Fiction 2014 |

I want to mention what an honor it is to appear in the same company as Lidia Yuknavitch, Sheldon Compton and many others. Fantastic news, and congratulations to all who placed.

Then, I heard that my short, strange piece “Gauze, A Medical Dressing, A Scrim” took 2nd place in the 2013 Flash Fiction Chronicle’s String-of-10 FIVE contest, guest judge was Kathy Fish:

String-of-10 FIVE Winner Announced and an Interview with Guest Judge, Kathy Fish « Flash Fiction Chronicles

This is such an honor! The winner, Linda Simoni-Wastila is a terrific writer, a fellow senior editor at JMWW magazine and has been a supportive online friend for years. Great going, Linda and congrats to you, Folly Blaine, Stephen Ramey and the impressive list of Honorable Mentions.

I now have an author page on Facebook (don’t cuss me out). Join me here for all the news and updates on my new book, MICROTONES:

Robert Vaughan

In addition to this, here is the website for my publisher, Gloria Mindock and her wonderful press, Cervena Barva Press. The book will be available to purchase ANY DAY NOW. Please let me know if you have any questions:

Cervena Barva Press

This Wednesday I head to Boston for the annual AWP Conference. I will be reading in three off-site events:

Wednesday (weather providing); Festival of Language, Dillon’s, 955 Boyleston Street, the entire reading is from 5-10 p.m. I am reading in the second set, which starts at 7:15 p.m.

Thursday: A Reading eXperiment presented by Festival of Language, LIR, 903 Boylston St., 4:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Friday: HEAT- The Fire Inside: Dillon’s, 955 Boylston St., reading is 2:30- 6 p.m. I am reading in the first set, probably around 3:15 p.m.

In addition, Cervena Barva Press is located at table P-11. I will be there from 4-5:30 p.m. on Saturday to sign MICROTONES. Come by and say hi! I hope to cross paths with many of you in Boston!

Have a great time whatever you’re doing!



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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4 Responses to Contests and AWP in Boston, 2013

  1. drwasy says:

    Congrats to you Robert! And so pleased you placed in the Stein contest sponsored by the Ecklebery Review. While I don’t leave my fingerprints on this particular journal, it IS the one officially associated with my writing program at Hopkins. So our paths continue to cross.See you in a few days, my friend (and what is it with these snow storms that show up every year at AWP time)? peace…

  2. Valentin Ortolaza Jr. says:

    Congratulations Robert! That is such wonderful news and I’m glad you shared. You are a brilliant writer and your work deserves the acknowledgement.

  3. abhaiyengar says:

    Congratulations, Robert!

  4. Angelique Brockman says:

    Robert, Congrats! What an honor! I am so proud of you. Have a great time in Boston. Angie


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