Posts Tagged: A Strange Object

Brain Soup and Making Things: A Conversation with Rita Bullwinkel

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Rita Bullwinkel discusses her debut story collection, Belly Up, the foolishness of writing, and what went into the making of her first book.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Austin-based indie publisher A Strange Object unleashed a new digital magazine this week called Covered with Fur. The site is an elegant lesson in design, sleek and simple with just two large rectangles to choose from for its weekly offerings, labeled “Fiction” and “Not.” According to their Submissions page, which is currently open, the “Not” […]

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Austin’s Lit Scene Heats Up

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We’ve written before about the blossoming Austin publishing scene, particularly the small press A Strange Object and their first title, Three Scenarios in which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail by Kelly Luce. Now the New York Times is taking notice, too (about a year later than us, but hey, nobody’s perfect). Read their article about Austin’s flourishing […]

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The Rumpus and A Strange Object Hang Out

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Getting excited for San Francisco’s LitQuake? Well, take a deep breath and calm down. And then get even more excited because we’re hosting a pre-LitCrawl party with Austin-based indie press—and publisher of recent hot-prof-on-student-word-sex subject Kelly Luce—A Strange Object. The event is free and open to the public, so if you’re in the Bay Area, […]

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Put A Strange Object in Your Earholes

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Did you like the super hot prof-on-student word sex between Steve Almond and Kelly Luce from a few days ago? Then you might also enjoy words from Callie Collins and Jill Meyers, the cofounders of the press that published Luce’s debut short-story collection Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows A Tail. Here they are on […]

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Matt Bell and Callie Collins in Austin

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Austin folks, if you need to take a breather from politics, come to Bookpeople this Saturday for a Matt Bell reading! Bell, whose novel In the House upon the Dirt between the Lake and the Woods thrilled and chilled us, will be in conversation with Callie Collins, whom you’ll remember from her recent stellar Rumpus essay […]

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New Fiction Confab on 4/13

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Texas readers, this year’s New Fiction Confab in Austin looks completely irresistible. There will be talks with writers like Sam Lipsyte, Susan Steinberg, and Rumpus Book Club author Manuel Gonzales; creative-writing workshops for writers of all ages; and a lit fair with local publishers like Unstuck, A Strange Object, and American Short Fiction. The best news of all: […]

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A Virtual Tour of Austin Publishing

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The Austin Chronicle has a nice roundup of the Austin publishing scene, from speculative-fiction journal Unstuck to a small press run by an ex-military spoken-word poet, to A Strange Object, the phoenix currently poised to rise from the ashes of American Short Fiction. It’s always good to have a reminder that you don’t have to live in New York […]

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A Strange Object Is Born

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Callie Collins and Jill Meyers, formerly of American Short Fiction, are starting a new project together: “A Strange Object is an independent press based in Austin, Texas, dedicated to publishing surprising, heartbreaking fiction in strange packages. We’re talking about fiction that haunts and inspires us—big work that engulfs, that takes risks, that bucks form, that […]

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