We have some great news to share with you today! Badass author and fan favorite, Craig Clevenger, has relented (after much wheedling on my part,) to share two exclusive short stories! The first one is called mother howl and can be read in our Author Shorts s
Our friends over at JoBlo.com have recently posted the latest episode of their JoBlo Movie Show into an homage to the 10-year anniversary of Fight Club. According to their founder, Berge Garabedian aka JoBlo, it was made by fans, FOR fans. Enjoy!
Today we unveil the next five stories that were selected from our Workshop in March and sent to Chuck. Wait... sent to Chuck? You mean best selling author Chuck Palahniuk actually reads original stories by his fans? Why, yes! Where the hell have you been? Okay, maybe you need a recap.
For 2009, Chuck Palahniuk has decided he wants to take our Writers' Workshop up a notch. In previous years, Chuck provided monthly craft essays to help writers improve their work with trusted methods and tools he applied to his own writing. This year, Chuck wants us to select five stories every month and email them to him. He will then read and critique the stories, providing feedback on what works and what doesn't work. Then, at the end of the year, Chuck will be selecting the best stories from the year and will work to have them published in an anthology that he's paying for. He's even going to write the foreword for it!
Due to this announcement in January, activity on our Writers' Workshop has blown up. We now receive over 100 stories a month from talented up and coming writers. Everything from shorts, to novel excerpts to even poetry and screenplays. (*Note: Chuck only accepts fiction for the Anthology).
Well, the U.S. leg of the 2009 'Pygmy' tour has ended. Many of you were upset that Chuck was only able to do five cities this time around, not the least of which was Chuck himself. But as you heard him mention in the recent KPBS interview, he lost his mother recently to cancer and spent a large potion of last year caring for her. Also don't forget that he was coming off two tours in 2008.