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Pre-order The Suburban Swindle [29 May 2008|02:24pm]
(sorry if you've seen this a gabillion times. i'm cross-posting on every blog i remember having. apparently, i have a lot of blogs.)



A collection of short stories by Jackie Corley
Available for pre-order direct from the publisher, So New Media

Advance praise for The Suburban Swindle

"Sharp, bold, and deeply affecting, Jackie Corley's stories are like poetry made from the gritty stuff of hard-scrabble life. Dead garden snakes and forgotten video games, gravestone statues that seem to dance in the night: in Corley's able hands, the mundane, even the ugly, are transformed. The young men and women who struggle through her slim, piercing collection, stay with you long after you've finished reading; tough-talking and scarred, tattooed and tender, they search Corley's dirty, sparkling New Jersey streets for something always just out of reach.

"A fiercely original debut. Corley is a talent to watch."
-Scott Snyder, author of Voodoo Heart


"Finally a 20-something author who is neither precious nor coddled. Finally a young writer who writes about life as it actually is instead of some trust fund prick's fantasy of America. Jackie Corley is almost completely alone among the new set of writers in that she is actually telling stories about real humans. And she is telling them well, with the kind of immediacy that most young writers have had beaten out of them in MFA factories. Corley is original and unforgiving. I cannot say enough about Jackie Corley. She doesn't flinch. Read this book."
-Ian Spiegelman, author of Welcome to Yesterday and Everyone's Burning

"I am tempted to compare Jackie Corley's writing to a strong cup of coffee. It wakes you up, it gets you addicted, and sometimes it's burning hot. Or I could say it's like whiskey--it's strong, it blurs your vision, and gives you the guts to face the hard truths and bitter pains of life. But forget about those liquid comparisons, because Corley's work is solid! The Suburban Swindle unleashes a new, bold, American voice that you'd be foolish to ignore."
-Kevin Sampsell, author of Creamy Bullets
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Blurbs [10 Apr 2008|03:32pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

MY SHORT STORY COLLECTION IS COMING OUT SUMMER 2008 FROM SO NEW MEDIA



Here are the blurbs I've gotten so far:

"Finally a 20-something author who is neither precious nor coddled. Finally a young writer who writes about life as it actually is instead of some trust fund prick's fantasy of America. Jackie Corley is almost completely alone among the new set of writers in that she is actually telling stories about real humans. And she is telling them well, with the kind of immediacy that most young writers have had beaten out of them in MFA factories. Corley is original and unforgiving. I cannot say enough about Jackie Corley. She doesn’t flinch. Read this book."
-Ian Spiegelman, author Welcome to Yesterday and Everyone’s Burning

"I am tempted to compare Jackie Corley's writing to a strong cup of coffee. It wakes you up, it gets you addicted, and sometimes it’s burning hot. Or I could say it's like whiskey–it's strong, it blurs your vision, and gives you the guts to face the hard truths and bitter pains of life. But forget about those liquid comparisons, because Corley's work is solid! The Suburban Swindle unleashes a new, bold, American voice that you’d be foolish to ignore."
–Kevin Sampsell, author of Creamy Bullets

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[07 Nov 2007|06:06pm]
P.E.E.L. FlyerI'm going to be reading at the P.E.E.L. Reading Series tomorrow with Todd Colby, Samantha Topol, Filip Noterdaeme and Dawn Knopf:

Stain Bar
766 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY
Thursday, November 8
7:30 p.m.


More info on the mega-hot P.E.E.L. Flyer (no, the map’s not real)

I'll be reading an excerpt from the new manuscript I'm working on.
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DateSpaces.com [05 Nov 2007|08:34pm]
Some friends from college have launched a new site venture:

http://www.datespaces.com/

...because three out of four former acappella singers can't be wrong.

(Thanks for the linky, Xtina)

And for the Haverfordians who want to know more: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/1611/51
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[09 Aug 2007|05:40pm]
niceish rejection from one story. must keep trucking.
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[25 Jul 2007|08:28pm]
jonathan ames and fiona apple? jonathan ames and fiona apple!

i'm so wishing i went to the ames boxing event now. it looked like a freakin' incredible time. anybody go?
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tonight at KGB Bar [22 Jul 2007|10:13am]
KGB Bar Reading, July 22
Posted at July 17, 2007 by Jackie Corley

What: U.S. Launch Party for 'The Flash'
When: Sunday, July 22 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Where: KGB Bar, 85 East 4th Street, New York, NY

Peter Wild's "The Flash" is an anthology of flash fiction by 100 writers. (More info here.)

Word Riot Press is sponsoring the East Coast launch party for "The Flash" at the KGB Bar. Readers at the event include Andrew Lewis Conn, Nathan Tyree, Paul Blaney, Jackie Corley and a surprise guest or two. (Nic Kelman is in L.A. pitching something and had to cancel his appearance.)

The book will be on sale at the reading for $12 and all proceeds go to Amnesty International.

This is the first WRP-sponsored event since 2003, so come and we'll make it a time.

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READER BIOS:

Andrew Lewis Conn is the author of the critically acclaimed novel, P (SoftSkull, 2003). Following a starred review in Kirkus, P was chosen as one of the summer’s best books by The Austin Chronicle, Nerve, The Oregonian, Salon, and Time Out New York, and was named one of the best books of the year by The Village Voice and The Austin Chronicle. P was translated into Greek by Electra Publishing and into Portuguese for publication in Brazil by Editora W11.

Conn’s other writing has appeared in The Village Voice, Film Comment, Time Out New York, and The Believer. He has been a resident at the Ledig House International Writers’ Colony and Yaddo.

A Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude graduate of Cornell University, Conn recently completed his second book, The Last American Novel and is at work on his third, O, Africa!

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Nathan Tyree is a writer from Kansas. His fiction and poetry has appeared in places like Edifice Wrecked; decomP; The Beat; Doorknobsand Body Paint; Flesh and Blood; Problem Child; The Shallow End; Lightning Journal; Journal of Modern Post and too many others to list. In addition to The Flash his work has been anthologized several times. Nathan is the author of Mr. Overby is Falling. He has never mastered the oboe.

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Paul Blaney is a fortysomething British writer now based in New Jersey. He’s had short stories published in numerous UK magazines and journals, but so far America remains immune to his charms. He is co-founder and organiser of Tales of the DeCongested (www.decongested.com) a London-based short story reading event, and of Apis Books (www.apisbooks.com).

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Jackie Corley was born in 1982. She developed Word Riot in March 2002 with the help of Paula Anderson. Word Riot Press,an independent publishing press, evolved out of the magazine in January 2003. Jackie’s writing has appeared on-line at MobyLives.com, 3AM Magazine and SerialText and in print in BOOM! For Real and Consumed: Women on Excess (So New Media).
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'fine creature' ms word count [01 Jul 2007|11:47pm]
And so it begins...

Zokutou word meterZokutou word meter
2,732 / 60,000
(4.6%)
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knocking on heaven's door (aka Atlantic City) [22 Jun 2007|06:40pm]
my birthday gift has finally arrived. i get to see a bob dylan concert at the borgota tomorrow. rock.
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[20 Jun 2007|01:08am]
Daniel Robert Epstein died last week

he did some absolutely incredible interviews for SuicideGirls.com.
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note to self [06 Jun 2007|01:56pm]
stop bitching about writing, lest you start to sound like one of these folks.
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blurby [04 Jun 2007|01:29am]
Caren Lissner, author of Carrie Philby and fellow rockin Jersey gal, gave me some advance praise for the book:
AT THE SLAUGHTER is as compelling a story as it is a feat of brillant writing. It's a gritty story of the heartbreak and hope of a life-changing event experienced when young, a person who changes another forever.
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Soft Skull Press purchased [17 May 2007|01:44am]
Galleycat reports that Soft Skull has been bought by Winston, Shoemaker & Co., LLC.

Wow. I wonder what this will mean.

Does anyone have more info?
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[13 May 2007|02:24am]
i'm working on a very slight word riot redesign to have up for the may issue (may 15).

click to preview.
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trammell-ter-view! [09 May 2007|10:06pm]
the first part of my interview with aaron is up and it's funny.
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[07 May 2007|01:37am]
i posted about my genius friend, aaron trammll.
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Order The Flash on Amazon.com [05 May 2007|12:25am]
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You can now order The Flash on Amazon.com. Yay!

Book description: The Flash edited by Peter Wild. 100 writers 100 stories. The authors of the book elected to have Amnesty International receive all proceeds from the publication.

Authors: Hiag Akmakjian, Steve Almond, Darran Anderson, Steve Aylett, Aimee Bender, Paul Blaney, Nicholas Blincoe, Dermot Bolger, Christopher Brookmyre, Rhonda Carrier, Matthew Cheney, Lana Citron, Christopher Coake, Femke Colborne, Andrew Lewis Conn, Jackie Corley, Simon Crump, Mitch Cullin, Matthew De Abaitua, Paul Di Filippo, Clare Dudman, Stella Duffy, Patricia Duncker, Katherine Dunn, Mark Dunn, Fred Dutton, Susan Elderkin, Richard Evans, Percival Everett, Michel Faber, Kitty Fitzgerald, James Flint, Jeffrey Ford, Ray Fracalossy, Damon Galgut, Avital Gad-Cykman, Sara Gran, Niall Griffiths, Matt Haig, Andrew Holmes, Laird Hunt, Shelley Jackson, Nick Johnstone, Nic Kelman, Danny King, Daren King, Joel Lane, Stewart Lee, J Robert Lennon, Jonathan Lethem, Samuel Ligon, Sam Lipsyte, Lila Lundquist, Kevin MacNeil, Emily Maguire, Scott Mebus, Carlton Mellick III, Stephen McCauley, Lauren Milne Henderson, Denise Mina, Rick Moody, Ewan Morrison, Nicola Mostyn, Erin C Murphy, Ben Myers, Patrick Neate, Arthur Nersesian, Gina Ochsner, Martin Ouvry, Shiromi Pinto, Kate Pullinger, Rebbecca Ray, Ben Richards, Nicholas Royle, Kevin Sampsell, Kevin Sampson, Ian Sansom, Matthew David Scott, Jeremy Sheldon, Robert Sheppard, Stav Sherez, Steven Sherrill, Shelley Silas, Kevin Spaide, Nick Stone, Brandon Stosuy, Chad Taylor, Matt Thorne, Bob Thurber, Nathan Tyree, Jeff VanderMeer, Willy Vlautin, Daniel Wallace, Jess Walter, Peter Wild, Charlie Williams, Conrad Williams, John Williams, Cintra Wilson, Barry Yourgrau
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[04 May 2007|05:58am]
paula anderson's almost tattoo.
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stuff and things [03 May 2007|06:05am]
i made my book title less depressing with a graphic.

it's magic. like jesus. but not sarah silverman.
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