Monthly Archives: April 2013
I finally got it printed and now all of you can buy a copy (or 12) for three bucks. We’ve got poetry by Knar Gavin, Elizabeth Cook, Natalie Byers, Linda M. Crate, and Georgia Bellas, with fiction by Olga Zelenova and Jim Eigo. All you contributors should receive your issues (and prize money, for some) at the beginning of next week.
But seriously, I’m awfully proud of this issue. I mean, I didn’t really do anything aside from pick what went in it, but I think I did a damn fine job of that. (Someone read the issue and said “there’s really good poetry in here,” and I replied “Thanks” like I had written it all. I’m such a dick). So by all means, forgo your venti latte or half of your next crack rock and buy an issue so you can read them all.
Also, Issue 3’s interviews will be posted soon, so keep an eye out for smart answers to the stupid questions I pose to Bop Dead City’s lovely authors.
Just a teaser for the new issue. The art is “I Scream” by Georgia Bellas, who also has a poem in the issue. The mag’s currently at the printer, and they’ll be sent out tomorrow.
It took longer than I thought, but Bop Dead City is ready to announce the winners of the First Annual Flash Fiction and Poetry Contest!
Knar Gavin’s “Eggplant” was the winner for poetry, and Olga Zelenova’s “Topcoat” was the winner for flash fiction. Thanks to everyone who submitted a piece that qualified, but unfortunately the only people getting TWENTY WHOLE DOLLARS are these two. The prizes will be mailed out when I mail out the contributor’s copies, which will happen whenever I finish the layout for this issue, which should be.,..soon. I’ll update here when it’s printed and available for purchase.
Issue 3’s submission period has ended (as of yesterday, actually). We’ve got a bunch of great poems and stories this time around, and we’ve got to decide the winners of the fabulous prizes as well. We’ll announce those winners later in the week, and the issue should be available for purchase shortly after that.
Finally, let me take this opportunity to thank all the authors who contributed for this go-around. There were even more tough calls this time than last time, and the amount of submissions is creeping up every time, so I’m excited to see what else you all have a month from now.