Brian Bahouth, one of the great contributors from apt‘s inaugural print issue, caught up with us just in time for issue 3. Listen to the interview as we talk about Literary Firsts, designing apt, Randolph’s visual poetry in The Destroyer, Carissa’s novella, The Mere Weight of Words, and what to expect from us, apt, and Aforementioned in the near future.
We are thrilled to announce our Pushcart Prize nominees for this year:
Last Party by Lindsay Coleman
Four Variations on a Theme by Lydia Davis by Jaydn DeWald
I Have Been Thinking about the Ocean by Breonna Krafft
 Monster by Clayton Michaels
Root, Root by Lauren Nicole Nixon
German for Beginners by Lam Pham
Their work appeared in our second annual issue, which is available in our store. You can also read Lam Pham’s German for Beginners and Lindsay Coleman’s Last Party online. Congratulations and best of luck to our nominated contributors!
There’s still much to do, but we just scored our venue for the apt release party in March, which is right across the street from AWP!
Thursday, March 7, we’ll be on the second floor of Lir (that’s the space with the library), hosting a bunch of our favorite apt contributors–Dolan Morgan, Steven LaFond, Nicolette Kittinger, Josh Denslow, Denise Warren, among them. So join us at 8pm when we’ll all gather for the great regaling of 2013.
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll not only be at AWP next year (it’s in Boston–how could we not?), but we’ll also be sharing a table with Anomalous Press.
See you in March!
…so much has occurred.
In late February/early March, we went to AWP and met so many of our contributors (Matt Rowan, Josh Denslow, Meghan Lamb, Russ Woods, Tom Nowak, Thomas Mundt, Courtney Cullinan Robb, Ayara Stein, J.A. Tyler, Molly Gaudry, Nate Pritts (who we already knew, but is always great to see), Anika Fajardo, and on and on) and we read with some of them, plus a group from home (Gillian Devereux, Shannon Derby, we’re looking at you here). We also met no fewer than a hundred absurdly nice people. And the books. Oh, the books. Next year, AWP will be in Boston and we will be there behind a table (likely with the fine editors of Anomalous Press).
In April, Literary Firsts turned two years old! I (Carissa) was so happy and proud of the series and the readers, especially Randolph, who was worried about reading, but then nailed it like I knew he would. Go watch the videos. Go watch all the videos. And then come to Middlesex Lounge on July 16 for the next reading because it’ll be a continuous incredible line of that which has already been incredible for more than two years.
A few weeks ago, Robin put a mini-comic together for MoCCA Art Fest called Shadowland. And, as one would expect, it’s just lovely. Check it out here (and, while you’re there, look at the new stuff she’s working on involving a hybrid of traditional illustration work and her shattered style).
Also, J.F. recently finished a new drawing–a 13′ drawing. It’s called The Distance between Memories, it’s larger than Randolph standing on my shoulders, and it’s beautiful. You can see it next weekend at Bushwick Open Studios.
When you’re finished doing that, go read all the awesome weekly fiction at apt!
“Devereux’s choice of imagery has a rich, arresting quality to it…They Used To Dance On Saturday Nights paints an intriguing portrait of faded grandeur and decayed excitement. It is brief, bright and thoroughly readable.” — Christopher Frost, Neon Magazine
Videos from the latest Literary Firsts reading are up!
Pushcart Prize nominees from the first print issue of apt have been announced!
J.F. Lynch was the first to write an apt comparison!
We are once again accepting online submissions for apt!
More great news is on the way–AWP news, apt V2: Issue 2 news, book news–just wait and see!