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Posted in Contributor News with tags , on March 17, 2013 by mohawko

We are back.

We had a small presence at AWP, in the form of our shy, unassuming yet gleamy-headed curator, who carried buttons and went tracking down SPR contributors, one after another after another. But again, here we are, a couple buttons and many dollars poorer but with just as much enthusiasm as ever.

Here is a modest kind of roundup telling you all of the meaningful and impressive things our contributors are doing:

The SPR gets its luscious right: TWO of our contributors have just-announced Nephew-books from Mud Luscious Press coming out next year:

1) Russ Woods will be publishing Sara (which includes his poem “SALAD” that originally appeared in our quilt), AND

2) David Greenspan’s got How They Strike a Balance, which will bring his published book-total up to like 37 or some shit.

Speaking of that guy, Berfrois is serializing 10 of his poems this month. 3 of them are up right now. A machine, this one.

Ken Baumann’s book Solip is frighteningly close. All eager hands on deck.

Brandi Wells has 5 tiny things in Knee-Jerk that will knock you up and down and all around with dinosaurs and bears and tuxedos and death.

Meanwhile, Operative Delaney Nolan continues to burn and burn.

Sharanya Manivannan won a Best of the Net award for her story “Nine Postcards from the Pondicherry Border,” which previously appeared in Flycatcher.

And Berit Ellingsen continues to do fascinating things with language in Requited, in “Tache Noire,” a story about serial killings but in a way that you certainly haven’t seen before.

Kudos to all.

If you feel you’ve been left out or have something to report, give us a shout. We like shouting, so long as it’s done quietly and with deadly accuracy.

PUSH THE WHEEL OF LOVE: 2/1 Contributor Round-Up

Posted in Contributor News with tags , on February 1, 2013 by mohawko

Well, here it is. The first-ever SPR contributor round-up, attempting to corral all of our writers and operatives into the same digital space.

We can’t possibly make up for all the lost time, but we’re trying. LOOK AT HOW BIG WE ARE:

First! BOOKS! (Because SPR people are accomplished like that).

Berit Ellingsen’s collection of short stories, Beneath the Liquid Skin, was released a few months ago from firthFORTH Books, and one of its stories, “The White,” was recently featured on the Weird Fiction Review. You can read another story, “The Love Decay Has for the Living,” in the second issue of Unstuck, which is a 500-page behemoth (and you can read an excerpt of Berit’s story on the site).

Casey Hannan’s magical book of short stories, Mother Ghost, can be pre-ordered from Tiny Hardcore. Just look at that cover. Stroke it. Slowly.

(Also, he has a recent story in Wigleaf, called “The Long Beep,” and it is painful in the best kind of way.)

Chad Redden’s little book Thursday is finally, finally out and into the world, from Plain Wrap Press.

xTx has a new Nephew out from Mud Luscious, Billie the Bull. It’s an innards-scraper.

Joshua Young has a new book coming this month with Chas Hoppe from Gold Wake Press called The Diegesis.

David James Keaton has a book a-coming in May from Comet Press called Fish Bites Cop! Stories to Bash Authorities, a story in the latest Pulp Modern, and an essay in Punchnel’s about bein’ nasty. 

The SPR is proud of its two cousins with new and shiny books out from Housefire:

Two-timing contributor J. Bradley has a novella, Bodies Made of Smoke, replete with Highlander and gods and Freddie Mercury (and to which our curator offered a back-cover blurb).

Also, dig just-operative Robert Duncan Gray’s Cabbage Language

Russ Woods just put out a lovely new e-chapbook called “p e r m a f r o s t .” He does such wonderful things with spaces.

Delaney Nolan and Sharanya Manivannan both have amazing stories in Hobart 14

The second issue of Sundog Lit is out and about and features a story from operative Delaney Nolan, a poem from J. Bradley, and goats from Brandi Wells. Goats.

Heavy Feather Review 2.1 has work from Tyler Gobble, Delaney Nolan, David Tomaloff, Brandi Wells, and Joshua Young.

(Brandi Wells has been approximately everywhere, +3.)

Finally, a couple of calls for submissions from the family:

Fiction Advocate – the small press and book blog co-run by SPR operative and contributor Brian Hurley – is open for book reviews and fiction manuscripts.

And Cathy Schmitz – SPR megafan, supporter, enthusiast, and perennial first-liker on Facebook – has started up a new quarterly journal, Laughing Earth Lit, which is currently open for submissions. Check it out!


Today, we are the proudest of aunts.

(We try to keep as up-to-date as possible, but if you’re an past contributor/operative/person of vested interest and feel that we might miss something, feel free to email us.)

Happy Friday.


Posted in Announcements, Contributor News with tags , on January 27, 2013 by mohawko

!!! NEWSFLASH !!!!

Starting approximately next week, the SPR will attempt to feature a bi-weekly (i.e., occasional, between issues) round-up of news from its former contributors and operatives, including recent publications, announcements, awards, events, etc. This column will be called “________” (title to come). So, if you’re a previous contributor or wearer and have some recentish news about you or someone else from the SPR that you’d like to share, and that you think missed the eagle eye of our curator (rare), then please email us at safetypinreview [at] gmail [dot] com with the info and we’ll be sure to include it. Hit us up and LET’S PUBLICIZE THE PEOPLE WE LOVE.

So come on. Let’s do it. PUSH THE WHEEL OF LOVE. (This will probably be the title now.)

We are doing this because we are a huge enormous family. DISPATCH FROM A HUGE ENORMOUS FAMILY. (This could also be the title.)

LASSO OF LOVE (round-up, get it?).

In all likelihood, this will change titles every time.