For our next Feature Friday we’re happy to introduce Angela Pankosky, our final associate editor. Angela helps make the final decisions on submissions with the rest of our editorial staff, along with handling some of our administrative duties.
Angela Pankosky is a Polish writer, mother, and dancer. She earned B.A. in Comparative Literature from SDSU in 2011 and is currently a graduate student in Creative Writing with emphasis in poetry. Her biggest literary influences are Anaïs Nin, Halina Poświatowska, and Helena Raszka.
You can read one of her latest poems, “Snuff yourself” in the January 2018 issue of Le Scat Noir or “The Brother” in the San Diego Poetry Annual Anthology. Also check out one of her short stories “Between Borders” in the most recent issue of pacificREVIEW!
Welcome back for another one of our Feature Friday posts! Today FI is happy to introduce William Lambert, one of our associate editors. William participates in line by line editing of final submissions alongside the other editors, and he heads our prison correspondence program.
William Lambert is an MFA grad student at San Diego State University. He has not publish anything yet, but he is looking into publishing opportunities. Although his favorite genres tend to be action, noir, horror, fantasy, and graphic novels, he will read any form of literature. Other interests and hobbies include, anime, reptiles, cats, improv, running, and films. Some of his favorite movies are Jaws, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Nosferatu, Pulp Fiction, Seven Samurai, A Clockwork Orange, Akira, The Maltese Falcon, and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
This week on the blog we have another feature Friday post. Today we have Adrian Belmes. Adrian helps keep the journal running smoothly in a lot of ways. He helps with selection of final pieces along with the other editors, and he helps make sure the journal appears as it should by working with our designer.
Adrian Belmes is the founder of Badlung Press, Vice President of San Diego State Zine Collective, and the editor in chief of a dirty college newspaper. He published a chapbook about wartime infidelity last year, an anthology about finstagrams this year, ad some poems here and there in the great void of the internet. His work can be found at adrianbelmes.com or @adrian_belmes on Twitter. He encourages you to bother him, frequently.
For this week’s Feature Friday post we’re getting to know Valorie K. Ruiz! Valorie oversees social media for Fiction International, along with organizing reading assignments for interns and volunteers.
Valorie K. Ruiz is a Xicana writer fascinated by language and the magic it evokes. In addition to being an editor for Fiction International, she is also Assistant Flash Fiction Editor for Homology Lit. You can follow her on twitter @Valorie_Ruiz or read more of her work on her website. Her short story “Laced up tongues” was shortlisted for the Cosmonauts Fiction Prize, and one of her flash pieces was published by New South Online. Her writing is also forthcoming from The Florida Review, Occulum, and Hayden’s Ferry Review among others.
This week as part of our Feature Friday get to know Kurt Kroeber! Kurt is one of our associate editors who oversees the administrative aspect of our journal including managing orders, getting issues out to contributors and readers, and handling much of our finances. Like all of our editors, he also gets to help narrow down what writing makes it into the issue.
Kurt Kroeber likes to put words into sentences, paragraphs, etc. He’s not published in any fancy literature magazines, but doesn’t really seem to give a care about that rat race (or at least that’s what he tells himself so he can sleep at night). Kurt writes for the We Are: The Guard music blog and in his spare time creates the Movie Novelization version of films currently in theatres. He co-wrote the feature film Psycho Sleepover which you can watch free on the internet if you are tenacious enough and have an affinity for schlocky horror-comedies. Happy Birthday! Follow him on twitter at @wwwkurtcom.
For this week’s Feature Friday we have our first associate editor: Thomas M. Gresham.
Thomas is lead editor for this upcoming issue. His position involves overseeing all aspects of production from interacting with contributors, to proof reading, to guiding new interns and readers.
Thomas Gresham is a fiction writer, filmmaker, and screenwriter. He has work published in Superstition Review, Maudlin House, and Rougarou among others. His short story “Peach” was the winner of Carve Magazine’s 2018 Prose & Poetry Contest. He’s online at www.squeakypig.com and you can find him on twitter under @thatsqueakypig
The time has finally arrived! The theme for our next issue has been decided on, and we can’t wait to see what everyone submits. For our next issue, writers are welcome to send submissions with the theme of (insert drumroll):
As usual, we have flexibility with what the word “body” means to you. Feel free to send work that deals with the collective human body, our physical meat suit, or things that dabble with form and make us question what can be labeled as a “body” of work.
Submissions will be opening again on October 1st, 2018 and will remain open until February 4th, 2019. Submissions will be accepted online through our Submittable and as always you can also send hard copies with a SASE to:
Harold Jaffe, Editor
San Diego State University
Dept. of English and Comp. Lit.
5500 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182-6020 USA
As you prepare your submission, why not look through our work? We have past issues available through Amazon. Some of our past themes have been “About Seeing“, “Fool“, and “Walls“. Reading an old issue is the best way to become familiar with the type of work we publish.
As part of a new initiative to help readers and potential contributors become more familiar with the journal and our editorial team, Fiction International is launching a new Featured Friday segment on our social media platforms. During this time, we’ll be giving readers a closer look at our editorial team for the upcoming submission period which opens on October 1st.
As our first featured post we are introducing our editor-in-chief Harold Jaffe. As editor-in-chief, he has a final say in which pieces move forward to publication after they’ve been voted on by our team of readers. Since joining, Jaffe has been committed to promoting innovative and evocative works of hybrid writing and prose paired with memorable art.
Harold Jaffe is the author of 28 volumes of fiction, docufiction, and non-fiction, including Culture Porn, Goosestep; Death Café, Sacred Outcast: Dispatches from India; Revolutionary Brain; Induced Coma; Anti-Tiwtter: 150 50-Word Stories; Paris 60; Jesus Coyote; 15 Serial Killers; Beyond the Techno-Cave, Terror-dot-Gov, Straight Razor; Eros Anti-Eros; False Positive; Beasts; Mourning Crazy Horse; Madonna & Other Spectacles; and Dos Indios.
Jaffe’s writing has been translated in Turkey, France, Spain, Germany Romania, Japan, Italy, and Cuba.
If you’re interested in reading interviews with Jaffe, or learning more about each individual title, feel free to visit his website or you can find him on Facebook.
We’ll be back next week with more of our editorial team members. Keep an eye out for a post mid-week with more details about our upcoming issue and the theme we selected!
Harold Jaffe’s new volume: Goosestep: Fictions & Docufictions will be published in November, 2016, by JEF (Journal of Experimental Fiction)
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