Alt Lit Gossip

Apr 23

“New Tab astutely captures the ennui, isolation, and disengagement of a generation that has been emotionally dismantled by the Internet, then set adrift in a world in which everything is connected and everyone is alone.” — Review of New Tab in the May issue of Quill & Quire, full text should be available online soon (via guillaumemorissette)

EXCERPT FROM THE SHABBY DOLL REVOLUTION INVITATION EMAIL WHICH WE SENT OUT TO ARTISTS IN JANUARY

shabbydollhouse:

re: THE DOLL REVOLUTION SPRING EDITION

'this is a top secret, invitation message. please never tell anyone that you received or read this message. this message can never be discussed out loud. the following information is ***highly sensitive***

okay.

so!

thank you for being a brilliant, talented person who we really like. (this is the main reason you are receiving this message). we would like to invite you to work on a top secret project with us….

(this sounds insane, i know)

for our spring issue, we have decided to close submissions and, instead, to invite a handful of our favorite artists (you) to work on something Different.

we want to make our spring issue All Videos.

and we want to release it suddenly, unexpectedly, sensationally…

like beyonce.

(!!!)

(i know, right)

so the idea that we came up with is this:

some things which feels near constant in the lives of almost everyone we know are the themes of distance, longing and loneliness. we often live far away from our friends or families or ‘significant other’ for whatever reason, and it’s really hard! and simultaneously alleviated and exasperated by the internet…

the idea that we have, is to invite several of our favorite artists (you) to make a video informed by these feelings… but we don’t want you to make a sad video, we want you to make a video inspired by how you cope with this, about how you view your position in the world and how it helps you to see what is important in life.

does that make sense?

the video doesn’t have to contain poetry or words at all, though it can do if you want it to. you can really do whatever you want. we’re asking you because we believe that you have the propensity to make something beautiful.

the only guidelines i’m thinking are: make it less than 5 minutes & upload it to vimeo, not youtube, (and obviously if you have any further questions or just want to talk about it, you can message us at any time)’

you can view all of the videos at shabbydollhouse.com 

shabbydollhouse:

Today at Everyday Genius, we have Ariel Fintushel & Oscar Bruno d’Artois

shabbydollhouse:

Today at Everyday Genius, we have Ariel Fintushel & Oscar Bruno d’Artois

Apr 22

Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria gets released tomorrrrroowwww !! (April 23)

excerpt from the book at Vol. 1 Brooklyn

excerpt from the book at What Weekly

the Civil Coping Mechanisms page for ‘Black Cloud’ — (you can watch all of Escoria’s videos for the book here)

upcoming readings in San Diego, LA, Portland and San Francisco

interview for ‘Women of Note’
Scott McClanahan interviews Escoria for The Quietus
Beach Sloth reviews ‘Black Cloud’
San Diego City Beat reviews ‘Black Cloud’
interview for Edge Lit
Escoria is the featured fiction writer The Atticus Review — interviews, videos, extravaganzas and other neat things 
Impose Magazine reviews ‘Black Cloud’
The Atticus Review reviews ‘Black Cloud’
Ploughshares reviews a story from ‘Black Cloud’

BUY THE BOOK HERE, IT’S VERY GOOD
BUY THE BOOK HERE, IT’S VERY GOOD
BUY THE BOOK HERE, IT’S VERY GOOD
BUY THE BOOK HERE, IT’S VERY GOOD 
BUY THE BOOK HERE, IT’S VERY GOOD 

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nice blurbs

BLACK CLOUD BY JULIET ESCORIA

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Available April 23rd, 2014

"Reading the stories in Black Cloud is like getting punched in the throat; Juliet Escoria leaves you speechless. Her honesty teaches us that beauty can be found in violence, truth in pain, and life where we’ve always been afraid to look.” 
—Benjamin Samuel, co-editor of Electric Literature

“Juliet Escoria is like a gutter-punk Grace Paley.”
—Adam Wilson, author of Flatscreen

“This book is like Julia Child meets Michael Jackson.” 
—Mira Gonzalez, author of I will never be beautiful enough to make us beautiful together

Black Cloud is one of the best things I’ve ever read… I want more literature to be like this: brutal, honest, dark, and incredibly real.”
—Beach Sloth

"I met Juliet Escoria outside a bar in New York. I was selling drawings before a reading. She asked how much for a drawing. I said anything, then she basically started challenging that, saying shit like ‘Really? So if I pay [x amount] that’s okay?’ She was looking at me without blinking the whole time. Pretty sure she called me a pussy as well, which is all really funny because I’d crack this little lady in half and throw her in the fucking garbage and think nothing of it. She paid me eight dollars for a drawing."
—Sam Pink, author of Witch Piss

“Juliet Escoria generally makes me feel uncomfortable all the time. She is a dreadful, mean, creepy bitch. When I’m around her, I am constantly seeking escape.”
—Kendra Grant Malone, author of Everything Is Quiet

“Juliet Escoria wants us to believe she is ‘white trash’ and a ‘wigger’ and an “Eminem fan’ but she once spelled Hailie’s name Hailey in an email to me so it’s pretty fucking clear she’s a poser.”
—Elizabeth Ellen, author of Fast Machine

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http://copingmechanisms.net/blackcloud

(Source: neatomosquitoshow)

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shabbydollhouse:

Today at Shabby Doll Genius, we have Nic Rad & Stacey Teague

shabbydollhouse:

Today at Shabby Doll Genius, we have Nic Rad & Stacey Teague