Monday, May 9, 2011

IWW Members' Publishing Successes

Internet Writing Workshop members continue to find publishing success in all venues. Congratulations to this week's crew!


Bill Backstrom

The May 5th OneFortyFiction ran my story "The Butler and my Taxes."

Fiction365 has notified me that my story "The Juror" has been selected to be published in a "little over a month." It pays $10.


Barry Basden

Short, Fast & Deadly has included "Long Ago and Far Away" in its Best of 2010 Anthology. A free PDF is available here. Scroll or read down through some fine stuff to page 38.

"Lingering over Drinks," using two words from their prompt list, is now live at Negative Suck. Scroll down. Which two words should be easy to tell.


Mark Budman

I got an acceptance today for a flash "Whispering Reeds," critiqued here, from Warwick Review, University of Warwick, in the UK.

Thank you, Holly, Carmel, Victoria, Norman and Kristen.

My article, "Mother's Day, Abortion and Three Trillion Dollars" is currently the most popular article on Open Salon.


Mira Desai

I'm delighted to inform you that my poem on the Indian spring festival, Holi, is featured in In Focus, the newsletter of the California Writer's Club West Valley. (Scroll to page 12)

Thank you, Kathy, for the opportunity; and thanks, Alice for nudging me towards poetry.


Sue Ellis

An odd memory is up at Foliate Oak.


Sherry Gloag

My comments about writing my current novel, Duty Calls, and how my 'poker' clock ended up on the book cover, are up a Misc. Ramblings.


Mel Jacob

I have the following book reviews up at

  • The Chaos Crystal by Jennifer Fallon
  • The Quantum Thief by Hannu Rajaniemi
I also have the following book reviews up at
  • The Five by Robert McCammon
  • Got No Friend Anyhow by Peggy Ehrhart
  • Hunter's World by Fred Lichtenberg
  • The Truth Sleuth by Jacqueline Seewald
  • Where Danger Hides by Terry Odell
  • Fallen Angels by Alice Duncan
  • Family Skeletons by Bobbie O'Keefe 

Patricia L. Johnson

My poem "Bug Lady" is up at Foliate Oak.


Svetlana Karlin

My short memoir piece has been published in the 'Readers Write' section in the May issue of the Sun Magazine. The story begins with words, "Footwear held a special place in the Soviet Union," and appears in the print issue but not in the online version.

Also, the piece has been selected for a podcast for AIRSLA (Automated Internet Reading Service of Los Angeles), a non-profit organization that provides online podcasts of news, information, and entertainment for those who are sight-impaired or reading-impaired.


Mona Leeson Vanek

Thanks to all who critted my ANNOUNCEMENT & INVITATION. This hooray is for you, too. I e-mailed my announcement and invitation yesterday to about 100 contacts and within hours I received several responses containing front page news and local voices! Best of all, I also received word that The North Palouse Washington e-Newscast is being read by folks far away who are delighted to have home town news available again! I am so thrilled!

I have a lot of educating to do before people use a blog for their event-annoucements, commentaries, and advertisements, but that will happen, given time.


Tom Mahony

My flash "Derivatives" is up at Foliate Oak.


Pauline Micciche

"Surprise" is now live at Negative Suck. It is under my fiction pseudonym, P. F. Palm.

Scroll down. If I counted correctly, it's two stories after Barry Basden's, which two words should be easy to tell in it as well.


Elaine Moore

My poem, "Antiquity" is up at Foliate Oak Literary Magazine.


Pepper O'Neal

My new book is finally out. It's the book that almost wasn't because I wasn't sure I'd get the edits done by the deadline.    


Eric Petersen

My review of Bluff, a Lark Chadwick Mystery by John DeDakis, has been published by the Internet Review of Books.


Jacquelynn Rasmenia Massoud

My story, "Soothing Sizzle," has been accepted at The Molotov Cocktail and is now online.

Thanks to everyone in practice who critiqued this one a couple of weeks ago.


Bob Sanchez

My third novel, Little Mountain, is out in both paperback and ebook. I will be blogging about it often at story, the background--starting today. Would you please stop by and read about it?


Wayne Scheer

The money is rolling in now!

Big Pulp accepted my flash comic fantasy, "Upon Reflection," for a future issue. They pay a penny a word with a $5 minimum, so this less-than-500-word flash should net me five big ones.

Everyday Fiction accepted, "Butterfly," for a future issue. They pay $3 a story.

Both of these stories began in Practice, so thanks worth much more than $8 go to them.

Skive Magazine has accepted my story, "Family," for its June issue. Despite its name, which Matt Ward, the editor, describes as slang for avoiding work, he's worked hard at making the magazine viable. It's existed in various forms since 2003--print, PDF and electronic.  This will be its latest reincarnation. I'm looking forward to seeing what form it will take.

This story was critiqued in Fiction, so thanks to the group.

My flash, "Tuesdays with Mimsey," is up at The Rusty Typer.

My new best friend, Eric of Eric's Hysterics, accepted my story, "Mardi Gras," for a future issue. He pays $5 for humor and responds promptly.


Jack Shakely

My review of When the World Calls, is now up at the Internet Review of Books.


Pat St. Pierre

Happy to announce that three of my photos are in the May issue of Foliate Oak.

Just received an acceptance by Silver Boomer Books that my poem "The Angel of Marye's Heights" will be included in their Patriotic anthology.

I will receive the large sum of $5.00 and a copy of the book.

My tiny poem, "Peacocks," has been published in Pond Ripples Magazine.

I also just received an acceptance for my very "first" flash fiction from Dew on the Kudzu.

It will be published on May 29th.


Joanna M. Weston

Five poems from my book A summer father are up at 7Beats Here and Now.

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