So I sent it to Bev for commentary and what she returned was so profound and right that her direction has sent me back to what will probably be another 10 years of rewrite. And she did it in such a way that instead of depressing me, it energized me to start on the project immediately. Will certainly let Bev have a second look after I implement her suggestions.
I have previous experience of her work on 2 short stories that became much better after going through rewrite using her comments - they are being published in November in a new anthology./li>
Solicited References from Authors Who Know My Work for Years
A sizable number of the writers and poets who flourished under her guiding hand went on to publish bestselling books. For example, Beverly Jackson first published Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie's Half of a Yellow Sun in Literary Potpourri.
Then it was published in Zoetrope: All-Story magazine
Then it was turned into a book:
Then it was turned into a movie: And now the movie is on TV
(Adichie won the $500K MacArthur Fellowship, the £30K Orange Prize,the £10K Commonwealth Prize and the O. Henry Prize)
Plus, Bev's a darn fine human being: honest, trustworthy, loyal and amazingly talented. She is,quite simply,The Best!
Alan C. Baird is the Harvard Book Prize winner who authored "facebookworm" and coauthored a print\web\wap (remember wap?) project entitled "9TimeZones.com," which appeared at the Whitney Biennial. He has supported other writers with promotional and technical assistance over the years, tracked the published works of Zoetrope writers, designed book covers, and assisted in many ways that he doesn't make public. Many of us are indebted to his generosity and kindness. More About Alan
An honest opinion by an experienced editor - another pair of peepers! - can be enormously helpful. Bev Jackson is charging very low fees for something writers will find invaluable.
Mary McCluskey's short stories have been published in literary journals in the US, UK, Australia and Hong Kong - including The Atlantic, The London Magazine, StoryQuarterly, Salon.com, London's Litro and have been read on BBC Radio 4.
Carol Peters @ Way .
Pat Riviere-Seel, Award-winning Poet
New Collection: Nothing Below But Air. She is also the author of two chapbooks, The Serial Killer’s Daughter, winner of the 2009 Roanoke Chowan Award for Poetry, and No Turning Back Now (2004) a Pushcart Prize nominee.
Tom Sheehan served in the 31st Infantry Regiment, Korea, 1951 and graduated from Boston College after military service. His books (print/eBooks) are Epic Cures; Brief Cases, Short Spans, from Press 53; A Collection of Friends and From the Quickening, from Pocol Press, and This Rare Earth & Other Flights from Lit Pot Press. He has 24 Pushcart nominations and 360 stories on Rope and Wire Magazine. Recent eBooks from Milspeak Publishers include Korean Echoes, 2011, nominated for a Distinguished Military Award and The Westering, 2012, nominated for a National Book Award. His newest eBooks, from Danse Macabre, are Murder at the Forum, an NHL mystery novel, Death of a Lottery Foe, Death by Punishment and An Accountable Death. In the publication cycle is In the Garden of Long Shadows, a collection of short stories at Pocol Press along with 7 western collections in the publishers queue, with cover art work included in some cases. His work has appeared in Provo Canyon Review (2nd issue), Rosebud (6th issue), The Linnet’s Wings (6th issue), Ocean Magazine (8th issue), several issues of Wilderness House Literary Review, Literary Orphans (3rd issue) and many internet sites and print magazines/anthologies in Romania, France, Ireland, England, Scotland, Italy, Thailand, China, Mexico, and Canada.
Avital Gad-Cykman's double flash collection will be published by Matter Press and will be out in May. She is the winner of Margaret Atwood Studies Magazine prize for non-fiction, and of The Hawthorne Citation prize for fiction. She is also a four-time Pushcart Prize nominee. Her stories and novel have been finalists in different contests, among them the Iowa Fiction Award for story collections. Avital's work has been published in The Literary Review, Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s, Prism International, Michigan Quarterly Review, and other magazines and is upcoming in Calyx. It has also been featured in anthologies such as Sex for America, Politically Inspired Fiction, Stumbling and Raging, Politically Inspired Fiction Anthology, You Have Time for This and The Flash, and is upcoming in W.W. Norton's International Flash Anthology. Her double flash collection is coming out in May.
Beverly C. Lucey has published short fiction in Flint River Review, Moxie, and Wild Strawberries. Four stories are anthologized in We Teach Them All.
Twisted Tales: Flash Fiction (UK)
Scraps: Flash Fiction (UK)
Anthology: Friend. Follow. Text. #storiesFromLivingOnline (fall 2013 release)
Anthology of flash fiction Up! Do! http://www.spiderroadpress.com/Up_Do.html (spring 2014 release)
Extensive fiction presence online include ezines: Zoetrope All Story Extra, Vestal Review, CollectedStories.com, Flashquake, Smokelong Quarterly, Bound Off, LitPot, and Absinthe Revival.
Winner of Fiction Contest for Estonian Public Broadcasting (2013)
Gerard Smith, GC Smith is a southerner. He writes novels, short stories, flash fiction, poetry. Sometimes he plays with dialect, either Cajun or Gullah-Geechee ways of speaking.
Smith's work can be found in: Gator Springs Gazette, F F Magazine, Iguanaland, Dead Mule School of Southern Literature, Naked Humorists, The GLUT, Flask Fiction Magazine, N.O.L.A. Spleen, NFG Magazine, Cellar Door, The Beat, Dispatches Magazine, Beaufort Gazette, Coyote's Den, Southern Hum, Lamoille Lamentations , Quiction, The Landing, The Haunted Poet, Flavor a Deux, The Binnacle, Stymie Magazine, Bannock Street Books, Fried Chicken and Coffee, Write to Meow --Grey Wolfe, Publishing.
Smith has four novels, WHITE LIGHTNING --Murder In the world of stock car racing, THE CARBON STEEL CARESS; A Johnny Donal P.I. novel,and IN GOOD FAITH; A Johnny Donal P.I. Novel, and Mudbug Tales, A Novel In Flashes, wit' recipes. Smith also has a poetry chapbook: A Southern Boy's Meanderings. Smith is currently working on Rednecks and Hardcases, a short story collection.