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VIDA Not So Feckless Roundtable

Sarah Fawn Montgomery recently lead a VIDA roundtable discussion with Feckless Cunt Anthology editor Susan Rukeyser and fellow contributors Lisa Allen, Sarah Einstein, and myself. In addition to being a huge honor, this was a lot of fun. Learn more about the book, as well as what we have to say about the word “cunt” (and other feminist and writerly things), here.

Reprinted. #FCAnthology

Kicking off the New Year with some important housekeeping, which is to say that the Feckless Cunt Anthology has received a shiny new reprint, and is back up and available on Amazon. Here is the statement from our editor, which I fully support.

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Feckless Cđź’—nt = A book for our times.

Chills, inspiration, + absolute genius.

Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology is a book I want to read again and again.  It’s one of the most powerful, gorgeously honest books you’ll read. We collectively need so much right now and this collected body of work is too important not to share. To Susan Rukeyser and all the writers in these pages: I so love you.

From the dedication and the introduction straight on through, every page is pure power. Still pinching myself that my allegorical flash fiction lives here, too. (“Rebirth is a Mother” is the name of my offering here.)

Words have power, and the words in these pages are declarations, exclamations, reclamations. Thank you to everyone supporting our voices.

 

New Hampshire, have some books.

Thank you again to Z Publishing for selecting “Just Off Main Street” for inclusion in the New Hampshire’s Emerging Writers Anthology. It’s been really wonderful to discover more local voices and, as it turns out, at least a couple other featured authors are graduates of my alma mater. Go, Chargers! I donated a copy of the book to our college library, which is perhaps one of the most rustic and charming college libraries around.

I also donated a copy to my local public library, which, happily, is celebrating its 125th birthday this year. How cool is that?

Congrats to everyone, and happy reading.

Also Out Now! NH’s Emerging Writers.

New Hampshire’s Emerging Writers: An Anthology was just released by Z Publishing House and is available for order both on Z Publishing’s website and also on Amazon. The book is part of a new nationwide series.

Links here and on the Books! page:

https://www.zpublishinghouse.com/collections/modern-anthologies/products/new-hampshires-emerging-writers-an-anthology?variant=14595384049779

https://www.amazon.com/New-Hampshires-Emerging-Writers-Anthology/dp/1727191692/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1536959344&sr=8-1&keywords=new+hampshire+emerging+writers

When I have the paperback in hand I’ll post again. Looking forward to reading everyone’s stories.

Out Now! #FCAnthology

Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology is LIVE! Weehoo.

You can order a paperback copy from Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Qh2MAa

From the back cover:

“Samantha Bee said a bad word! The worst word.

She was scolded by the same pundits and politicians who helped lower the bar to the dirt for acceptable Presidential behavior. Donald Trump tweeted that Bee should be fired for her “horrible” language. It was not that this moment of hypocrisy was worse than all the others. But it was a moment of ENOUGH.

The 55 pieces of poetry and short prose gathered in Feckless Cunt: A Feminist Anthology offer a powerful, multifaceted response: how it is to live in our time, in this sexist culture. Feckless Cunt is about what we carry and will now set down, what we’ve held off saying but want you to know.

Edited and Introduced by Susan Rukeyser.

Contributors:
Susan Abbott
Liz Abrams-Morley
Lisa Allen
Dori Appel
Judith Arcana
Tina Barry
Bonnie Brady
Gayle Brandeis
Marion Deutsche Cohen
Kym Cunningham
Caryn Davidson
Holly Dunlap
Sarah Einstein
Alexis Rhone Fancher
Ann Marie Gamble
Tania Hammidi
Hanan Hazime
Alice Kaltman
Genevieve Kersten
Christina Lovin
Jana Martin
Sarah Fawn Montgomery
Brenda Morisse
Kari Nguyen
Devon Ortega
Ailey O’Toole
Alzenira Quezada
Tracy Robert
Ki Russell
Janette Schafer
Eva Schlesinger
Nina Shengold
Holly Spencer
Alison Stone
Donna Jo Thorndale
Keri Withington”

Thank you to Susan Rukeyser for giving life to this remarkable anthology! I’m honored to be part of this important project and can’t wait to read it all up. Once I get my copy I’ll be back with more on this book.

#FCAnthology

A new story, a new lit mag

A new short story of mine called “Lunar Command” is up now at a cool experimental lit magazine based out of Australia, named SleazeMag. It’s their inaugural month and already they’ve published some excellent, powerful voices. Happy to be included as a part of their kick-off. And their website is beautiful. Have a look: sleazemag.net