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December 1, 2012

"Sex and Murder, Ecstasy and Death" is one of the titles in
LYN
LIFSHIN
's latest ebook: Hitchcock Hotel, a group of poems about
Alfred Hitchcock, the director of the movies Psycho and The Birds,
and his "problematic" personality.

Poet
JONATHAN MOODY's debut collection The Doomy Poems
contains selections like "Dumpster Divin' Blues." A "terrific debut"
with "innovative funkiness," according to National Book Award
winner Terrance Hayes.

DAVID MOHAN, winner of the first Gemini Poetry Open, is on a
roll: a first place in the 2012 Cavan Crystal/Windows Publications
Poetry Competition, a runnerup story in the Sean O'Faolain Award,
and several other honors. Check out his lively blog
here.

September 30, 2012

SEAMUS SCANLON's first collection of short stories, As Close As
You'll Ever Be, was just released by Cairn Press. Plenty of tough,
hard hitting pieces like "No Exceptions," where an IRA informant
tries to talk his way out of a death sentence. Seamus won the
2011 Gemini Magazine Short Story Prize for
"My Beautiful, Brash,
Beastly Belfast" ("A fascinating story"—BBC).

Stone Highway Review, edited by Gemini reader MARY STONE
DOCKERY
and Amanda Hash, celebrates its first anniversary with
a stellar issue featuring poetry by Anne Champion and much more.
Check out Stephanie Dickinson's fascinating interviews with
actress Jean Seberg, who was labeled "sex perverted" by the FBI.

DENIS WONG, winner of our 2012 Short Story Contest for
"Nothing, Everything," was selected as a finalist in Southwest
Review's David Nathan Meyerson Fiction Prize for his story, "The
View from Huangpu River."

Prolific poet and avid dancer
LYN LIFSHIN has a new collection,
Knife Edge & Absinthe: The Tango Poems (NightBallet Press). The
selections we've read so far are sensual and alive. Read Lyn's
poem,
"Old Boy Friends" in our June 2009 issue.

August 7, 2012

BEN BROOKS, 20, has been longlisted for the 2012 University of
Wales
Dylan Thomas Prize for his novel Grow Up. The £30,000
prize is the largest in the world for young writers (18-30) and Ben
is the youngest to ever be on the list. Shortlist announced in
September, winner in November. Ben's short play
"Alienation"
appeared in the July 2009 edition of Gemini.

SEAMUS SCANLON's first collection of short stories, As Close As
You'll Ever Be, is due out this month from Cairn Press. Plenty of
tough, hard hitting pieces like "No Exceptions," where an IRA
informant tries to talk his way out of a death sentence. Seamus
won the 2011 Gemini Magazine Short Story Prize for
"My Beautiful,
Brash, Beastly Belfast" ("A fascinating story"—BBC). Earlier this
year his play, "Dancing at Lunacy"
("A powerful piece"—the Huffington Post), had an extended run at
the Cell Theatre in New York.

Speaking of tough and hard hitting,
Death Takes a Snow Day, a
noir collection of 15 stories from Jersey girl
CINDY ROSMUS, is
now available on the Amazon Kindle. It's bursting with characters
like inept hit men and homicidal trannies. Cindy's story
"Dollhouse"
appeared in the September 2011 Gemini.

RUSSELL EVATT won Epiphany Edition's chapbook contest for We
Are Clay, his first poetry collection. "Huge Catholic Cathedral," a
one-line poem first published in Gemini, is included in this
insightful collection.

HALLIE RUNDLE won Boulevard's 2011 Poetry Contest for
Emerging Poets. She received $1,000 and publication of her group
of three poems in the spring 2012 issue of Boulevard. Hallie
previously won Gemini's 2010 Short Story Prize for
"Asphalt Sky,"
her first published story!

GLORIA NIXON-JOHN's true-life novel The Killing Jar was
published in June by Neverland Publishing. The novel tells the story
of one of the youngest Americans on death row and was co-
authored by the inmate's psychologist. Gloria's
"Ironing"  won an
Honorable Mention in our 2010 Flash Fiction Contest.

LYN LIFSHIN's latest poetry collection, Tsunami as History, is
available as an ebook from poetryrepairs.com. Read Lyn's poem
"When He Leaves Town" in our February 2010 issue.

A Bounty of 84s is a new collection of 84-character poems by
BARRY SPACKS and Lawrence E. Leone. Read Barry's' inspiring
micro poem
"What Lies Closed" in the May 2012 Gemini.

In his recent nonfiction book
Homo Redneckus: On Being Not
Qwhite in America WILLIAM MATTHEW McCARTER discusses
questions of race and class in America from a historical and literary
perspective. William's writing, as in the humorous yet serious
short story,
"A Hee Haw Saturday Night" (Gemini, May 2012),
brings attention to his native, rural America.

"How to become an e-book sensation. Seriously." That's the title of
BEVERLY AKERMAN's informative, well written article in The Globe
and Mail. It seems Martin Crosbie's novel, My Temporary Life, was
rejected nearly 130 times by agents and publishers before
becoming a best-selling ebook on Amazon. Beverly won the very
first Gemini Flash Fiction Contest in 2009 for
"Pie," which is
included in her award winning collection
The Meaning of Children
(now an ebook as well as paperback).

HARRY CALHOUN's new chapbook of favorite early poems is called
Retro (Propaganda Press). “Definitely worth six bucks,” says Harry,
who as an underground editor at Pig in a Poke rejected (and
published) Bukowski. Read Harry's poem
"Rifle" in the April 2010
issue of Gemini.
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