THIS is a great interview with the always fantastic, Ken Sparling.
Wonder Lust Zine, courtesy of Riley Michael Parker and two other "fellas" are accepting submissions for both online and print material. Submit to email@example.com Parker has done some cool little chapbooks, so expect whatever he's got up his sleeve to be pretty cool.
To be honest, I've been kinda down. This could be partly due to the massive clumping of rejection letters lately, but also in part to the bad news I've been hearing and reading about the world of writing. I'm generally pretty optimistic about the writing universe. I think great things are happening all over. But sometimes there are bleak periods before the light shines through and I feel like that's where we are. It's hard to have something you want so bad to be in such a crappy state, it gives being at a cruddy real job an even duller sheen. It also doesn't help when you're student loans extort $150 just to get a four month hiatus from them harassing you. It also doesn't help when those people don't seem to understand that you can't just pull $150 from your ass.
I thought it would be fun to come up with a list of things I would like to have my next job not require of me:
-I don't want to clean up after others. I clean up after myself, isn't that enough?
-I don't want to deal with other people's kids, especially when they're having tantrums. I have my own kids, with tantrums of their own.
-I want to be able to go to the bathroom when I need to. Waiting for customers to leave to go pee is ridiculous, but then again I don't trust anybody to not steal something If I slip into the back room for a minute.
-Ideally, I'd like a boss who's logical. 'Nuff said.
That was kind of fun, huh? (I'll probably think of a thousand more by the end of lunch)