Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wet and Dripping

"Wet and Dripping" is a chapbook by Joseph Goosey, who is a poet I like a lot. He's kind of all over the place, but he's weird and sad and romantic. I think he writes sex about better than anybody else.

"Forget your fingers.

They will be discovered
in the next county
and used by someone
who is in dire

Here's a non-TJ poem for those crying out "Favoritism!"

And here's the link to Shadow Archer Press, which has the book. $7.

Oh yeah, the cover art is done by a former TJ artist named Darren Hopes.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Issue 192

Never thought I'd see this happen... went away for a week's vacation, come home to a new issue of Thieves Jargon. Glad to see Scannell keeping some of the regulars around and bringing in some new people as well. Totally weird to read a new issue without knowing any of the work that's being published in there. Totally love Hello, Oblivion so far. Looking forward to the rest of Issue 192.

Sunday, August 16, 2009


Madore's Dispatch 10 has gone live with a pretty good story about the Mexican muling business.

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Thieves Jargon now publishes on a monthly basis. Eight or so stories and poems every thirty days. Read. Digest. Read. Email the writers. Think about that thing you've got on the back-burner. Blast open the back of my skull. We exist in or amongst a glut. Thieves Jargon is melting the fat. Recall Beckett: “Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.”

Tighter and stranger.

Dan Scannell
--Ed., Thieves Jargon

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Nasty diner fights

Here's a story I've been thinking about a little bit recently, a nice blast from the past.

#9 by Judson Hamilton.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Supersized ereaders?

Interesting article from Wired magazine about one possible future for the publishing industry. I just like it because it agrees with my own viewpoints: once the screens get bigger and cheaper and go color, ereaders are going to to ipod.

Even better than the article are the comments.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Vanguard Creates Video Game to Promo New Title

There should be more action like this. Good video games are story-based, but they're so poorly written most of the time.Publishing / video game crossover.