Sunday, March 08, 2009
PROSE SERIES TONIGHT!!! Oh yeah and it's free:)
NEW PROSE SERIES FEATURES
Rejected: Tales of the Failed, Dumped, and CanceledEdited by Jon Friedman. (Villard, 2009)
with Jacqueline Lalley and Christi Clancy
In this comic anthology of short essays, rejection veteran Friedman (creator of popular New York reading series "The Rejection Show") brings together a double-handful of writers and comics to share rejected work and their thoughts on it. The criterion for entry is an unpublished piece that has been rejected at least once; rejecting parties range from the New Yorker to television's Saturday Night Live to the perfect boyfriend to the suddenly silent agent... The overall quality of the work is remarkable; Friedman allows his writers immense latitude in style and substance while keeping his theme front and center. - Publishers Weekly
Contributors include Jacqueline Lalley, Christi Clancy, David Wain, Michael Ian Black, Neal Pollack, Mandy Stadtmiller, David Rees, Tom McCaffrey, Kristen Schaal
Jacqueline Lalley is a contributing writer for The Onion, and her essays have been aired on WUWM's Lake Effect and published in several anthologies, including Secrets and Lies: The Complicated Truth About Women's Friendships (Seal Press). She lives in Milwaukee and serves on the board of Woodland Pattern Book Center.
Go to: http://www.wuwm.com/programs/lake_effect/view_le.php?articleid=670
to listen to an essay by Jackie Lalley that appeared today!
Christi Clancy is working on her PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her work has been rejected by plenty of publications, but some of her short stories, essays and poetry have been accepted by the Rambler Magazine, Glimmer Train Stories, Hobart, literarymama.com, Yalobusha Review, the Cream City Review, the Wisconsin Academy Review, and elsewhere. She was the winner of the 2008 award for short fiction by the Wisconsin Council of Writers.
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