Ryan Werner goes Soft

Gang, if you want to read something truly innovative, check out Ryan Werner’s “shattered novella” Soft. “Shattered novella” is what Ryan’s calling it, but really, it’s hard to know what to call this thing other than art. It is a novella, in the sense that it’s a unified narrative spanning a long period and coveringContinue reading “Ryan Werner goes Soft”

Ryan Werner on small presses, road trips, and rock-n-roll

About a month ago, I posted about the big Unshod Quills One-Hit Wonders reading here in Portland, with a lot of attention to literary rock star (literally) Ryan Werner. But there’s a hell of a lot more to his side of that story, and today, in Passages North, he tells it: We do all ofContinue reading “Ryan Werner on small presses, road trips, and rock-n-roll”

Taking off my shoes; putting on another hat

I have a new job, gang. I’m now serving as production editor at Unshod Quills, where I join the excellent Dena Rash Guzman, Wendy Ellis, Donald Rilea, Holly Hinkle, and Brian Tibbetts. I’m proud as hell to be part of a magazine that has already published work by Patrick Bahls, Rusty Barnes, Matthew Burnside, Matty Byloos, Chloe Caldwell,Continue reading “Taking off my shoes; putting on another hat”

“Shake Away” these digital days

A lot of people have asked about digital versions of Ryan Werner’s killer collection of flash fiction, Shake Away These Constant Days. And the great and terrible Jersey Devil has heard your prayers: BEHOLD! We have your book on Kindle: http://amzn.com/B009N3GXLK We have your book on Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/243751 We have your digital copy for justContinue reading ““Shake Away” these digital days”

These days are constant. Get ready to shake them away.

It is official. It is here. Yes, it’s true: today is the official release date for Ryan Werner’s brilliant little collection of flash fiction, Shake Away These Constant Days. And you need to buy a copy. Right. Now. Seriously. I know the word “brilliant” gets thrown around a lot, and I’m one of the worstContinue reading “These days are constant. Get ready to shake them away.”

Ryan Werner (Wrote a Book) — and I’m one of the dudes publishing it

I know I’ve already mentioned Jersey Devil Press’s forthcoming story collection by Ryan Werner, but it bears repeating, which is why Ryan is blogging about it every day this month leading up to the release of Shake Away These Constant Days. If you aren’t reading those posts — well, maybe that’s okay, because then you’llContinue reading “Ryan Werner (Wrote a Book) — and I’m one of the dudes publishing it”

Shake Away These Constant Days

Ryan Werner, who is great at titles, has a new book coming out from the press I work for, Jersey Devil Press, who are great at being awesome. Shake Away These Constant Days officially releases one month from today, on September 25, so for the next 30 days, Ryan and JDP are doing some thingsContinue reading “Shake Away These Constant Days”

“And the whole town’s waitin’ just to hear me yell”

Over at Jersey Devil Press, we have a whole mess of cool projects in the works. We’re working on a special Halloween-themed issue of the magazine, we have the special novella issue coming out later this summer, and we have not one but two books coming out later this year: Eirik Gumeny’s Exponential Apocalypse: Dead PresidentsContinue reading ““And the whole town’s waitin’ just to hear me yell””

Ryan Werner is for real

So, check it: my good friend/archnemesis, frequent referent in my blog posts, Captain Caveman lookalike, Midwest rock star, and kick-ass writer, Ryan Werner, has launched himself a website. And it fairly rules. Really clever concept and structure, gang, with links to all his shenanigans. If you like good fiction, sleazy rock-n-roll, and/or really hairy dudes,Continue reading “Ryan Werner is for real”

Jersey Devil Press is full of superheros…

Or animals. Because for some reason, our Avengers-inspired assembly of Jersey Devil All-Stars didn’t wind up writing about superheros, but about animals. Every story. Which is awesome, because we’re talking about stories from Kimberly Lojewski,  Ryan Werner, y.t. sumner, and Hilary Gan. Hobos and alligators, lost dogs and too many pudding cups, talking birds and suicide,Continue reading “Jersey Devil Press is full of superheros…”