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“Vanished Jews of Hetta” wins the Moment Magazine-Karma Foundation Short Fiction Contest

 

Well, I won second prize and get to read at the Jewish Museum in New York in December.

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Southern Humanities Review Reviews Fire Year

 

Is it a pathetic need for credibility in my home region that makes me so happy to be reviewed in Southern Humanities Review?  Or just that it’s such a good journal?

bit.ly/1NsPkQd

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New Personal Essay in The Queer South Anthology

 

I’m honored to be included with Dorothy Allison and a generous selection of other writers in the anthology The Queer South, edited by charming man of letters Douglas Ray.  My contribution is a new personal essay.  You can order the book anywhere, including from the publisher, Sibling Rivalry Press.

http://siblingrivalrypress.bigcartel.com/product/the-queer-south-lgbt-writers-on-the-american-south-douglas-ray-editor

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Mission at Tenth Publishes Excerpt from My Memoir of Madness

 

Writing is hard; mostly you fail.  What you think is passable meets constant rejection.  It gets a bit much.  This is why so many writers have memoirs of madness in them.  Mission at Tenth, published by California Institute of Integral Studies, located right here in Fog City, which I think is a way of referring to San Francisco, is hefty and shockingly slick for an arts journal.  It’s got a lot of everything, including my piece “Feeling, Better,” from my own memoir of madness in progress.

 

 

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Storyville Chooses “The Golem” for Story of the Week

 

Storyville, an app that brings a story from a published collection each week to its subscribers, has chosen “The Golem,” from Fire Year, for its story of the week.  Check it out at http://storyvilleapp.com/.

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Out in Print Reviews Fire Year

 

Thanks, David Pratt, for the kind words in the gay book review blog Out in Print.

http://outinprintblog.wordpress.com/2014/06/09/fire-year-jason-a-friedman-sarabande-books/

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Rukkle Puts Fire Year Atop Top 10 Summer Reading List

 

As much as I want everyone to read my book, even I wouldn’t go so far as to call Fire Year beach reading.  But I’m happy that the gay “distraction” site Rukkle did.

http://rukkle.com/features/best-gay-books-summer-2014/

 

 

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New York Times Publishes My Opinionator Draft Piece

 

This is a story about unpublished books and digital second lives.  Check it out at this link:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/14/the-book-that-didnt-exist/

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Jewish Book Council Reviews Fire Year

 

They even read it twice.  Check out the review at this link:

http://www.jewishbookcouncil.org/book/fire-year

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Fire Year Chosen as Finalist for Lambda Literary Awards

 

The Lammys are the LGBT literary prizes, and Fire Year is a finalist in the Gay General Fiction category.  Thank you, Lamba Literary Foundation!  Half the finalists are books of stories, which attests to the strength of short stories these days–and the willingness of publishers to publish them.

http://bit.ly/1iqpLpb

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