Sunday, September 26, 2010

Interview: National Post

To celebrate the upcoming relase of The Journey Prize Stories 22 (in stores Tuesday!), The National Post will be interviewing each of the finalists, three at a time, over the next week.

I have no idea when my interview will be printed, but I'll include a transcript of it here after it goes to print.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Cloverfield Festival of Authors

Next month I'll be reading at the Cloverfield Festival of Authors. Details? Details . . .

Cloverfield Festival of Authors (CLFA) will be held on Tuesday 26 October 2010 at The Ossington in Toronto. It is sponsored by Broken Pencil Magazine, The Puritan, The Ossington, and an as yet unannounced fourth party.

Halloween costumes are very much encouraged.

Terrifying readers for the evening include:

Evie "Stone Cold" Christie
Christine "Eerie" Estima
Jessica "The Werewolf" Westhead
Lindsay "Traumatizing" Tipping
Spencer "Ghoulish" Gordon
David "Bubonic" Brock
Mat "The Viper" Laporte
Andrew "The Minotaur" MacDonald (that's me!)
Nathaniel "Gorgeous" G. Moore
Angela "Haunted" Hibbs
A.G. "The Poltergeist" Pasquella

... and more to be announced and added in suspenseful, pre-Halloween drama!

The Ossington
61 Ossington Avenue

Then a dj will play music
and we will dance and our
born / yet unborn
children will dance !

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Indie Death Match!

Look for the editors of The Puritan to have an alienating and mean-spirited role in dolling out criticism for this year's Indie Writers Deathmatch. More to come!

Broken Pencil Magazine Presents: Indie Writers Deathmatch IV

The world's only battle royale short story contest is coming. Enter your best story (1500-3000 words) by December 31, 2010. Be one of 8 finalists and prepare for battle as your story goes head-to-head with other contestants in an elimination "death match" tournament where the public's vote is cut throat and final! Grand prize includes publication in the Spring 2011 issue, $300 cash money, a BP prizepack worth $300, and, most importantly, bragging rights forever more. Two runners-up will also receive publication in Broken Pencil and paid standard publication rates. Entrace fee: 20 dollars (includes a 1 year subscription to Broken Pencil).

For a peak at last year's carnage, visit

Thursday, September 2, 2010

ReLit Awards

The shortlist for this year's ReLit Award crop is up!

A lot of familiar names there, but one in particular stands out: Nathaniel G. Moore's new novel Wrong Bar, out from Tightrope Books. I don't know if reader input means anything for the award. It probably doesn't. You can still buy the book, though. You should do that. For serious.