Fall Of Crow

Lot of things happening, and I'm glad that you are still here for the ride. We've been busy, despite the need to cut back in a few places like the chaps and reviews, which have been admittedly sporadic. October is always a busy month because of our quarterly sections, we have to get a lot of content ready at the same time. So Poetry is new, Fiction is new, and issue #9 of Blink Ink is out featuring short fiction and photography by Eleanor Bennett. Submissions are open, and subscriptions are available. We take paypal now, too. (link) Heading into November, we have new issues of MUST streetzine coming out, available by request. We have issue #16 featuring the Poets For Change event, and issues 17-22 are coming. We will be doing a few Occupy related issues which will be available to download, print, distribute like all issues of MUST have been and will continue to be. They are always free to copy and spread. Submissions are open for the winter issue of MiCrow (check it out here), the flash fiction ebook supplement at Full Of Crow, edited by Michael Solender. The guidelines page has been updated, so check it out if you are interested in submitting. The Literary Underground (link) is a small press resource/community organized by Michele McDannold (Red Fez) and we now have some radio programs scheduled. (link to info/show page) I will be doing a show with Paul Corman-Roberts and the first will be on November 18th at 11 pm EST. The topic is the term "underground" itself, what it means, if it applies. For more information, I will have the upcoming shows posted on my blog before they air with a brief description of the topic. There's a blurb about this first one on there. All welcome to call in and voice an opinion. What else? We have new reviews here. New interviews coming to PRATE here.  We are beating the drum about a lot of things, I know. But thank you as always for supporting the crow and for sending in your work, and reading. We really have some great work and we are lucky to have it, seriously. We are lucky and we know it. Please get in touch if you want information about anything above. More to come. Onward, Lynn

Blink Ink #7

Blink Ink #7 is here! Barr Bielinski, Randall D. Brown, Ashley Dean, Sarah Fiete, Amanda Gowin, Nick Johns, Peter LaBerge, Shea Newton, Robin Stratton, Susan Tepper, Richard Thomas, Stephanie Thurrot, JJ Toner, Dale Wisely, Jim Wittenberg. www.blink-ink.com. Subscribe/Submit/Inquire. Contributors get a free copy.
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Zygote In My Fez Reading, August 2011

Saturday, August 6 · 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Collingwood Art Center 
2413 Collingwood Blvd
Toledo, OH


RED FEZ and ZYGOTE IN MY COFFEE get together with the publishers of the TOLEDO FREE PRESS for one huge ass show. Plus the release of the first ever Red Fez print zine The Red Reader and Zygote Print Edition #8. . Featured readers include (Check back for updates): Jason "Juice" Hardung John Dorsey Michael Grover Wred Fright Zack Moll Bill Gainer Dan Smith Craig Firsdon Lynn Alexander TIM MURRAY Karl Koweski Josh Olsen Shawn Misener Brian Fugett Lester Allen Jacob Johanson Frankie Metro Christina Brooks (Rune Warrior) Steve Goldberg Anne McMillen Dan Provost Jason Ryberg

Coming Soon: MiCrow Summer- Submissions Open

Update On MiCrow Flash, From Editor Michael J. Solender Microw is the tiny sibling of Full of Crow and looks for Flash Fiction/ Poetry works in the under 1000 word range. The theme for the Summer edition is Search. Think: seeking, pursuit, looking, investigation, hunting, rummaging and exploration. Special consideration will be provided to those works that endeavor to leave their reader as if they’d been on an adventure. I am also looking for original artwork and illustrations along the same theme. Submit your work in the body of an email only to mjsolender@fullofcrow.com with Microw – Summer submission, title and your name in the subject line. A very brief bio may be included along with a link of your choosing. Submissions will be open until 05/15/11. Submission guidelines that will endear you to the editor: Use TNR or Arial Font, size 10, single spaced. Do not indent paragraphs and do not center title or anything else - left justify. Please submit in the body on an email - no attachments. *** I NEED ILLUSTRATIONS & Photos!! - I'm looking for cool pen & ink, charcoal and crisp clear high definition photos. Whatever you've got lay it on me!

Buffalo Small Press Fair, March 2011

Full Of Crow Press will have a table this year at the Buffalo Small Press Fair! Check it out!

2011 Buffalo Small Press Book Fair Saturday, March 19th 12-6pm

The Buffalo Small Press Book Fair is a regional one day event that brings booksellers, authors, bookmakers, zinesters, small presses, artists, poets, and other cultural workers (and enthusiasts) together in a venue where they can share ideas, showcase their art, and peddle their wares. The 2011 event will take place on Saturday, March 19th at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum from noon to 6pm. Free admission. Area readings and events, and a small press meet up in the works. Come! For info: Buffalo Small Press Fair.

2011 Workshops and Presentations

Saturday, March 19, 2011 Concurrent with the Book Fair

1:00pm – Zoetropes: Analog Animation

Our friends from Squeaky Wheel will be presenting their homemade zoetrope and giving participants a chance to make their own animated strips – learn all about this antique animation technique and how to turn your old record player into an analog animation machine.

2:30pm – Copyright, Fair Use, and other Legal Issues

Sure it might not sound fun at first – but this is your chance as a small-presser to ask all the questions you’ve always wanted to as well as learn about touchy subjects like trademarks, unauthorized biographies, and defamation. Lawyer Steven Fox guides you through and answers your questions.

4:00pm – Comics: Creation, Publication, and Promotion

Successful local comic artist Kyle Kaczmarczyk talks about his creative process, his work, and how he gets it all out there. A must for anyone making and distributing their own comics.  

New Publications

On The Wing and MiCrow editor Michael Solender has an essay called "Unaffiliated" in a new anthology: Topograph, New Writing From The Carolinas And The Landscape Beyond. (read more/order info) The book was a collaborative effort between Charlotte ViewPoint and Novello Festival Press – an independent small press based in Charlotte, N.C. TOPOGRAPH was edited by Jeff Jackson. Regular On The Wing Contributor Richard Godwin's debut novel Apostle Rising will be available next week from Black Jackal Books. (read more) (order) "Detective Chief Inspector Frank Castle never caught the Woodlands Killer and it almost destroyed him. Now many years later and still suffering from nightmares, he is faced with a copycat killer with detailed inside knowledge of the original case. Someone is crucifying politicians, and Castle and his partner DI Jacki Stone enter a labyrinth. At its centre is the man Castle believes was responsible for the first killings. He’s running a sinister cult and playing mind games with the police. And the ritualistic killer keeps raising the stakes and slipping through their hands. The body count is rising. Castle employs a brilliant psychologist to help him solve the case, and he begins to dig into the killer’s psyche. But some psychopaths are cleverer than others."  

Poetry Reading In Elyria- Streaming Live!

Poets are attempting to break the record for the longest poetry reading in Elyria, Ohio and you can watch it live on the web! You can see the live Snoetry video feed on my (Lynn's) blogspot *here*. Also information about the reading itself, if you are in the area and want to know more. I can be reached this weekend at lynnalx@gmail.com if you want to say hello. You can also watch it right on UStream. Search for John Burroughs or Snoetry Elyria (that's him, on the left) and chat us up! We will be able to see your chat messages in real time as everything is going on. I read at 10:30 p.m. EST on Saturday. We will have post-record breaking coverage of the event right here on the blog, with photos and video and more. Thank you to the warm and welcoming poets of Lorain County, OH! ~Lynn Alexander

Annual OW Poetry Chap Swap

This will be the third OW Poetry Chap Swap, this April. It started as a way to connect poets in the OW collective, the simple idea being the trading of poetry chapbooks with others. Last year, we made a few changes and each poet mailed to three other poets. We also did a collaborative chapbook which was produced as both a print and PDF collection. It can be viewed over at the Outsider Writers main site: www.outsiderwriters.org. To participate, just send a name and mailing address to Lynn Alexander at lynnalx@gmail.com. Make sure that you hear back and get the list in April. Email with any questions. Participants are welcome to send out more, but the minimum is three books. Spread the word to other poets if you think they might be interested. All chapbook formats are welcome. Sign up and get to know the work of other poets. ~Lynn

Blink Ink Postcard Project 2011

Blink Ink, a printed publication of short fiction produced by Full Of Crow Press, is currently seeking submissions for upcoming issues. One of these submissions will be selected by Blink Ink editor Doug Mathewson to be featured on our next postcard! The postcards help us spread the word about what we are doing, and will get your story in the hands of millions! Ok, maybe not millions. We'll print about five hundred. Subscribers will also get a few postcards with an upcoming issue, combining art with practicality. Use a postcard to say hello to a friend, express regret about a missed birthday, or hang them in your cubicle at work. www.blink-ink.com

Brautigan Tribute Audio Project

Info Here. Richard Brautigan was born in January, so it seems like a good time to roll out a new Brautigan project. Brautigan lived from 1935 to 1984, and was a part of the 1960's San Francisco counterculture scene. He handed out poetry on the street, performed with groups like The Diggers, he was a man described by Ferlinghetti as more in tune with trout than people... Brautigan was a damn freak in so many wonderful ways. Google him. This project will collect submitted audio bits- poetry, shorts, improvised- into a collection of audio tracks that will be archived at Full Of Crow Audio and also made available to contributors on cds that can then be copied, and so on. No selling, no payment, no complexity, just a collection of audio in tribute to Brautigan, you can share the audio any way you want. These are the specifics: -We need about 15 contributors, depending on length, to contribute their mp3 tracks by email or cd. Send to Lynn Alexander at lynnalexander@fullofcrow.com. -Please identify the email as mp3 intended for FOXFIRE. Describe it. Who you are, etc. -Please get them sent by May, 2011. -This will be presented online along with art, text, bios, etc. so you can send the text of your work or bio information if desired. -Photography, art, other items welcome. Digital. This project is open to anyone, anywhere, and if you are interested but aren't sure how to proceed- just email and we can figure out a way to get you involved. Feel free to share the info to people who might be interested.  ~Lynn