Heat up the cocoa, stir up the fire, and chill with VerbSap Winter 2008. And let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
Congratulations to contributor Tai Dong Huai who won an inscribed copy of Joshua Henkin's novel Matrimony by being the first author to have a story, Chinaman's Chance, accepted in Winter 2008. Thank you Joshua Henkin for hosting the competition
The Somerville News Writers Festival features Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Diaz, Steve Almond, and VerbSap graduate Timothy Gager, among other luminaries... Spencer Dew's Songs Of Insurgency from Vagabond Press has been a Small Press Distribution bestseller. Go Spencer! His last story for VerbSap was The Body Museum... Friend Of VerbSap Russell Rowland will be co-editing a new online literary magazine, Stone's Throw. Russell also edits The Smoking Poet... VerbSap contributor John Flynn has a story in the Istanbul Literary Review. Kenneth Pobo, whose flash fiction appears in Winter 2008 is also featured... VerbSap alum Chigozie John Obioma's novel The Native Hurricane is now available from Athena Press.
Publishing? Send "brags" to the editor.
The Winter 2008 masthead is derived from Julian Fałat's Śnieg (Snow) and Lynne Lancaster's Winter Tree. The front page features details from Charles Hobson's Madame Bovary and Dez Pain's Graphic-Summer Moon Rising. Arctic sea ice image courtesy of the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
Speaking of snow and ice, take a few minutes to visit the cryosphere.
VerbSap reviews select novels and short story collections. Query the editor.
NewPages.com hails VerbSap writers' "unwillingness to settle for the second-best word." Precisely.
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