I love promoting the work of people I know, but here in the summer months most of my short-fiction friends suffer a dry spell of publications. Such is the nature of what we do: many of the venues that publish us are tied to academic institutions and therefore are tied to the academic calendar. So it’s always nice when someone manages to land a publication that appears during the summer, because it helps us keep literature out there in the world year round.
I just found out that my friend Amos Magliocco will have a story in the new issue of Redivider, which is holding a release party in Boston tonight. So if you happen to be in the Boston area this evening, go check out the release party. And if you want to read some cool fiction, pick up the latest issue of the journal.
Seriously, Amos is a supremely cool guy. In addition to teaching creative writing at the University of North Texas, Amos is a recognized (and badass) stormchaser. He’s also a damn fine writer — his essay “Put on the Pretty” was anthologized in 2010 in Pushcart’s Best of the Small Presses. Pushcart, people! That’s awesome.