Whenever I see the POD service Lulu, I think of LuLu hypermarkets, where my wife and I sometimes shopped in Abu Dhabi.
But then I also think about friends of mine who’ve put out work through Lulu.com, and I think about the online literary magazines who have turned to Lulu to produce their fine print editions and special anthologies.
This month, I’m proud to be in two such print editions!
The first was a couple of weeks ago, when I re-blogged editor Meg Tuite’s post announcing the release of the Exquisite Quartet Anthology 2012. If you haven’t checked out that anthology yet, do — it’s a fantastic (and fantastically fun) collaborative exercise in which, for each story, Meg joins three other writers in crafting a single tale, with awesome results. If you’re still not sure you want to shell out for the book, check out the Exquisite Quartet column at Used Furniture. And then buy the book, because you’ll want one.
The second project I’m in, just released today, is the ninth print issue of Bartleby Snopes. Culled from the online archives, the print issue contains Bartleby Snopes‘s Dialogue Contest finalists, their Story of the Month winners from the last six months, and an amazing collection of stories handpicked by their staff. I’m particularly excited to be in this issue because my friend Matthew Burnside is in there with me, and folks, if you haven’t been following his “Eliot” fables series, you are seriously missing out!