Posts Tagged: Kelly Luce

The Rumpus Guide to AWP 2018

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A selection of AWP 2018 panels, readings, and events that we are especially excited for!

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Notable NYC: 2/11–2/17

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Saturday 2/11: Immigrant Rally: Here to Stay. Washington Square Park, 2 p.m., free. Maryam Monalisa Gharavi and Jennifer Scappettone join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/12: Nicole Fix, Joanna C. Valente, Fraylie Nord, and Yardenne Greenspan join the Sundays at Erv’s reading series. Erv’s, 6 p.m., free. Peter Burghardt, Sara Wintz, […]

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Notable NYC: 12/3–12/9

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  Saturday 12/3: Natalie Diaz and T’ai Freedom Ford join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 12/4: Jonathan Lethem discusses Italo Calvino. The Center for Fiction, 7 p.m., $8. Alexandra Kleeman and Kelly Luce join the Sunday Night Fiction series. Kleeman’s latest collection of stories, Intimations, feature neurotic characters with deranged comedy. […]

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Describing the Indescribable

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Electric Literature asked four writers to sit down and discuss Lian Hearn’s epic series The Tale of Shikanoko, a work of “historical fantasy” that “defies all easy description or easy understanding.” Here’s what author Kelly Luce had to say about the work: The world of the Shikanoko books is so richly imagined. The setting itself is novel to us, it is […]

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An Editor’s High-Priced Advice

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Submission fees irk writers because they often prey on novice writers without the connections to bypass slush piles. Narrative Magazine is one of the worst offenders, with a fee of $23, seven times the typical fee of $3. Narrative justifies the high fee because they fund publication of the magazine—and the editors’ hefty salaries. Now, co-founder Tom […]

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The “Unfathomable Uniqueness” of Lucia Berlin

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At Electric Literature, Kelly Luce discusses the new collection of Lucia Berlin’s stories, A Manual for Cleaning Women, why she loves her fiction, and how the author’s work has often been overlooked until now: Maybe it’s because she was a woman writing largely about women, from the perspective of women, and also about real sadness—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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