Posts Tagged: Seth Fischer

Notable Los Angeles: 10/1–10/7

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 8/20–8/26

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Literary events in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable Los Angeles: 5/22–5/28

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Monday 5/22: CB Lee and Sarah Kuhn join together for a reading, signing, and panel discussion. 3:30 p.m. at Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library. Laini Giles discusses and signs The It Girl and Me: A Novel of Clara Bow. 7 p.m. at Book Soup. Andrew Roe discusses and signs Where You Live. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rich Ferguson

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Rich Ferguson discusses his debut novel New Jersey Me, moving to the Garden State from the South as a kid, and how music has influenced his writing.

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The Next Letter in the Mail: Seth Fischer

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The next Letter in the Mail, going out April 30, is from Seth Fischer! Seth is a Rumpus contributor and former editor as well as the founding editor of The Splinter Generation. His writing has appeared in publications like Pank and Guernica. “Notes from a Unicorn,” which he wrote for the Rumpus, was anthologized in Best Sex Writing 2013 and […]

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Best Essays Anthology to Feature Rumpus Writers

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Awesome news! Megan Stielstra’s Rumpus essay “Channel B” will appear in The Best American Essays 2013, guest edited by our very own Cheryl Strayed (aka Dear Sugar). Seth Fischer’s “Notes from a Unicorn” will be listed as a notable essay. Congratulations to Megan and Seth, and thanks for contributing your talents to the Rumpus!

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That’s Life

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I want to write the world off as brutish and cruel, to go all Gordon Gecko, or maybe Don Draper, to stop worrying about the people around me and start looking out for number one, maybe learn Parkour, or at the very least learn to throw a punch

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unicorn rocky mountain oyster

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“There was one other mythical bi man in the entire city, but try as I might, I never found him. At the gay bar, I sometimes got called a ‘half-breeder.’” Seth Fischer’s Rumpus essay “Notes from a Unicorn” has made the Best Sex Writing of 2013 book! Check out the raw and veracious essay here.

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Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes

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Here’s a few very short stories for your Monday morning: “When a door opens and you can’t see who’s coming, it’s almost always a cat that would like to be your lover.” — At BLIP MAGAZINE, “The Cat Lover” by Thaisa Frank.  “We sweet-lipped drag queens for clean sheets.” — At The Collagist, “And Then […]

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Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes

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Here are links to stories I read this week that I liked and I hope you’ll like too. “It’s not that we wouldn’t be able to lay our hands on bodily fluids via some other avenue, says Stephen, it’s just that prohibiting their sale on eBay is an egregious encroachment of our rights as Americans.” […]

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Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes

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Every Monday I link to very short fiction I like that I hope you’ll like too: “When we reach the street, the houses are dark, except for one—the grey one with the white trim, chain link fence, black oak tree.” — At Waccamaw, “A House Made of Stars” by Tawnysha Greene.   “On the street the […]

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Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes

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It’s Monday morning, so here’s some links to some wonderful very short writing that made my day better and hopefully makes your day better too. Also, in a side note, I’m very sad to learn that > kill author will be closing down, but I’m excited to read the last issue on Wednesday. “My husband’s […]

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Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes

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Here are some excerpts from and links to some very short writing that made my day better and hopefully makes your day better too. “Doesn’t it make you feel like an old-timey big-city career girl, carrying parcels up your stoop, struggling to unlock your door, when a handsome stranger in a suit comes up outta […]

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Here Are Some Stories Seth Likes

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It’s been awhile since I’ve been a-Rumpusing, but I got this email from the talented Ashley Bethard thanking me for including her in an old Here Are Some Stories I Like link list, and I got to thinking about  how much I loved doing those, so I asked Isaac if I could do them again, […]

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Craft and Voice

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“Cheryl Strayed uses her voice to emotionally connect with her readers, to use craft towards that end and not in spite of it. Which is all just to say that the lesson Cheryl is giving writers is just as valuable as the story Cheryl is giving readers: Don’t forget that craft is a means to […]

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It’s Time: The Oakland General Strike Is Here

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Well this is going to be something. Oakland’s general strike is today. Organizers are expecting tens of thousands of people. Almost every labor union has endorsed, and students will be walking out all over the Bay Area (solidarity statements here). Businesses throughout Oakland are shutting down (partial list here), including, apparently, Men’s Wearhouse(!) and the Grand Park […]

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An Occupy Oakland and Occupy SF Roundup

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By pretty much all accounts, last night was tense but hopeful for the Occupy movement in the Bay Area. (For an account of the national movement, check out Brian Spears’ roundup from this morning.) This is somewhat of a relief after Tuesday night, when a coalition of Bay Area police used tear gas, nonlethal rounds, […]

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Seth Fischer, Editor Extraordinaire

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Seth Fischer, our intrepid Sunday editor, recently relayed unto us his current house-sitting/writing endeavors down in L.A. His author interview on Neon Tommy covers the differences of being a writer in the two distant urban poles of California, his foray into online literature, thoughts on punk rock and the editorial life. Here’s a teaser, from […]

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Here Are Some Stories I Like

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Here are links to some very short fiction that made my day better. This week, for some reason, they all have to do with critters. Enjoy! “I was sixteen when I saw my first, standing stock-still and straight upright, like a statue, in the dark, cool cellar of my boyfriend’s mother’s weekend house.” — At […]

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Here’s Some Essays I Like

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Here’s some very short essays that only take a moment to read and that made me feel something. Hopefully they’ll do the same for you. I got a brief excerpt of each one below. Click on the link for the whole essay. “I was pretty damn sure I was Jesus. This had been a nagging […]

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My salmon day started when I quash squashed through his fornicorium

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The Book Bench pointed me in the direction of this phenomenal time waster of a site called Unwords, which is “a dictionary devoted to made-up words.” Thanks a lot, Book Bench. I decided immediately upon finding the word “toilet toupee” (any shag carpet toilet cover that causes the lid to become top-heavy, thus creating endless […]

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