Search Results for: "spencer dew"

31
May
2011

AN ACT OF PUBLIC SERVICE, by Spencer Dew

Spencer Dew’s work is featured in THE2NDHAND’s 10th-anniversary anthology All Hands On: THE2NDHAND After 10, due out in July. Order you copy here. The next edition of So You Think You Have Nerves of Steel?, where Dew originally debuted this piece, in Dec. 2010, happens June 7 in Charleston, W.Va. In December in Chicago I […]

07
Aug
2009

Remainders and reminders — and Spencer Dew conquers at Literary Death Match

Divide 25 by 8, the number of broadsheets THE2NDHAND’s published since September 11, and you get 3 with a remainder of one, the number of readings we have ever scheduled on that date, before or since. Sept. 11, 2009, join us back in Birmingham for a release event for broadsheet 32, featuring a short story […]

30
Oct
2014

THE LAST ORCHARD IN AMERICA, a novel by Michael Peck

Sue Longtree is too young to be a matriarch, but when she moves to run down the story behind her brother’s suicide, she stands at the top looking down on a family in shambles. The suicide’s hardly a whodunit, as the private dick that Longtree hires, the hero of writer Michael Peck’s first novel, Harry […]

10
Jul
2012

ALL HANDS ON: THE2NDHAND AFTER 10, 2000-2011

It was a long run for THE2NDHAND broadsheet, perhaps the last periodical on earth to be launched without a prefabbed website to bolster its offset-printed pages (though ’twas to follow shortly, publishing flash and serial fiction here weekly from late 2000 on). We mean: THE2NDHAND was a page. A big one — 11×17-inch block of […]

09
Jul
2012

TRIUMPH OF THE APE, by Todd Dills

From literary New South yarn to end-of-days dirge, buoyant realism and slapstick satire, the tapestry of style and genre in the 14 collected short stories in Triumph of the Ape screams with themes of American folly. Written over the first decade of the 21st century, the stories reach back into the past of the author’s native […]

29
Jul
2011

WRITE A MANIFESTO; T2H no. 37 upcoming

1. Imagine a literary/artistic “movement” — an aesthetic school, a militant lit troupe — of sorts called “Stupidism.” 2. Imagine further all appropriate tenets/favored aesthetics/styles/ways of living associated with being a practicing “Stupidist.” 3. Now write a “Stupidist Manifesto” of the group and email results (keep it under a single-spaced page) to me for consideration […]

10
May
2011

T2H books

COMING SUMMER 2017 Novelist Paul A. Toth’s short-story collection The War Is Over, Let’s Go Shopping has been overdue since before his novels (Airplane Novel, Fizz, Fishnet, Finale) began coming out more than a decade ago. One of the most prolific short story writers among those working the first generation of online literary magazines at […]

16
Jan
2011

Final 10-anniv. book push with Feb. events in Chicago, Nashville

With a month left in THE2NDHAND’s Kickstarter.com campaign to fund the printing of our mammoth 10th anniversary anthology, I’m starting what may amount to the final big push to reach the goal. It’s most definitely in sight. As of today, we’re just more than $250 shy of it. Contributors, T2H partisans and others who’ve helped […]

03
Dec
2010

Revisiting Billy Clockout, Antipurpose; New Davis illustrations to be featured in 'All Hands On'

If you haven’t in the recent past, take a moment to page back through the installments of Indianapolis/Bloomington, Ind.-based comix artist and ceramicist Andrew Davis’ “Hideous Bounty” series. The latest edition, “Sea Snake” (pictured here) is live. Davis cut his artistic teeth in a grad program in Northwest Pennsylvania after a childhood and undergraduate work […]

23
Nov
2010

Shya Scanlon's 'Forecast'; THE2NDHAND's 10th anniversary anthology

Kudos to Shya Scanlon. His debut novel, available now via Flatmancrooked, marks the release of something long in the making that I’m happy to say we could be a part of via THE2NDHAND.com. Last summer, we published a small piece of the book in Chapter 8 here, one in 42 separate online pieces published in […]