Monday, July 26, 2010

New Story at Smokelong! (look at me using only one exclamation pt)

SLQ lives! and my ghost story "Last Seen Leaving" is in it, accompanied by a marvelous photo by an old friend, Jason Ellison. Be sure to click on the image for the full deal, so good. My Bio talks about the story as coming from my collection-in-progress, which was true then, but Curio made Pank's Little Books shortlist this year and is now out at a couple of publishers for consideration. There's also an interview where I try to pick a fight with the usual suspects.

Big thank you to Tara Laskowski who encouraged me to submit "Last Seen Leaving" to Smokelong. I wouldn't have thought to do so. & then shortly after, she took on an editorial role at SLQ, so that meant she helped me get the story into the shape you see now, including the title.

The Chronicler is a figure in a few of the stories from the collection.

8 comments:

Dji said...

I say congratulations. Rexi, referring to your masthead, says, "A 'p' for poppabear!"

Laura Ellen Scott said...

I thought it stood for poppadoo (poppadou? poppadieux?)

Jason Jordan said...

Congrats, LES. I enjoyed this one. I hope a press picks up Curio.

Laura Ellen Scott said...

from your beard to cthulu's ears.

Eric Beeny said...

I like this story, Laura...

Laura Ellen Scott said...

Thanks, Eric!

Scott Garson said...

that one is some kind of kick ass, L. love it.

Laura Ellen Scott said...

Thank you! Wish I was still writing these ghosties