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11 Honorable Mentions for BARE BONE #11

Just found out. 11 Honorable Mentions from Datlow's YEAR'S BEST HORROR for BARE BONE #11 (11 for 11). Congrats to Steve Rasnic Tem, Paul Finch, Cody Goodfellow, Ronald Damien Malfi, Gary McMahon, Mark Patrick Lynch, Gary Fry, Michael Kelly, Kek-W, J. David Osborne, and Mark Howard Jones.
walri

Stuff at Bizarro Con

Heading to Portland tomorrow for Bizarro Con.

Here are the things with which I've been involved that are debuting there:

(1) THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION #2, which contains my novella THE TRAVELING DILDO SALESMAN.

(2) The first four New Bizarro Author Series books:

(a) ROTTEN LITTLE ANIMALS by Kevin Shamel
(b) SEX DUNGEON FOR SALE! by Patrick Wensink
(c) CARNAGELAND by David W. Barbee
(d) NAKED METAMORPHOSIS by Eric Mays

Will write more after the convention...
walri

Radio Interview + Plane Ticket

I did a radio interview (Metal Crypt) almost two weeks ago, and now it's up on youtube ... all three parts of it.

http://metalcrypt.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/kevin-donihe-interview/

I give my take on Bizarro at about 7 minutes 20 seconds into Part One. (Note: Some naughty language is used, so, if you listen to it, listen where you can safely hear naughty language.)

Also, I booked a plane ticket to Portland for Bizarro Con. Then I booked another one from San Jose (where the World Fantasy Convention will be held) back home. I get from Portland to San Jose via car with my publisher and a few other Bizarro writers. After World Fantasy, I plan to travel to Big Sur on a bus.
walri

YEAR TO DATE

So, the year is (over) half over. What have I done? Well, I finished WASHER MOUTH (67,000 words), went right into BARE BONE #11 work (the final issue), after which I started editing for the New Bizarro Author Series, a novella (or novella-sized collection) imprint for first-time bizarro writers. (FYI: In the last two months, I've received 38 pitches and 25 manuscripts. 5 have been accepted/edited.) Also, I must have a novella done for THE MAGAZINE OF BIZARRO FICTION by August 1st ... and then there's THE WALRI PROJECT antho for Afterbirth Books.