Friday, April 2, 2010

Grist


Sad news this week from the set of David Simon's newest HBO project Treme. Writer/producer David Mills died suddenly of a brain aneurysm. Mills had written for NYPD Blue, Kingpin and ER as well as other Simon related projects like The Wire, Homicide and The Corner. I hope someday I can leave behind a legacy a quarter of that strength.

Speaking of non sequiturs, are you ready for lists? Here they come, (in case you haven't heard).

The wait for the new Plots With Guns is over. Go check out fresh kills from Scott Wolven, J. Merrill Motz, Johnny Zephyr, Colin Heintze, Tim Wohlforth, Jason Duke, Lance Levens and Adrian Magson. And while you're there, pay extra special attention to the good looking art courtesy of Jordan Bloch's short film Underdogs, based on the Scott Wolven story.

The new Thuglit is out and features stories from Brett Williams, Lee Robertson, Matthew C. Funk, Stephen D. Rogers, Rob Loughran, Hugh Lessig, Dan Warthman and Colin O'Sullivan.

Cameron Ashley announces a theme issue of Crime Factory in the near future Kung-Fu Factory. And speaking of CF, Keith Rawson is interviewed by Cullen Gallagher over at Pulp Serenade.

And speaking of interviews, Duane Swierczynski and Dennis Tafoya do the back and forth here.

Greg Bardsley'
s story Crazy Larry Smells Bacon from PWG is headed into print this year in the By Hook or by Crook anthology from Bleak House. And as far as other honors from on-line publishing, Spinetingler has announced its nominees for annual awards. The noms for on-line short story are A Wild and Crazy Night by John Kenyon from Beat to a Pulp, At Least I felt Something by Sophie Littlefield from The Drowning Machine, Blurred Lines by Michael Moreci from A Twist of Noir, Flesh Rule by Frank Bill from Plots with Guns, Insatiable by Hilary Davidson from Beat to a Pulp, My Father’s Son by Alan Griffiths from A Twist of Noir, MSM by Anonymous 9 from Plots with Guns, The Present by Mark Joseph Kiewlak from A Twist Of Noir, Survival Instincts by Sandra Seamans from Pulp Pusher and The Tut by Paul D Brazill from Beat to a Pulp.

Over at Ransom Notes I'm talking the lighter side, (y'know, Kinky Friedman, Carl Hiaasen, Douglas Adams and Dashiell Hammett. Yes, Hammett).

2 comments:

pattinase (abbott) said...

So much news, so little time.

Keith Rawson said...

I'm still kind of roughed up over Mills passing. What a shock, but his legacy as a creator is amazing.

New PWG, yeah, it's the shit. But what else do you expect from Smith? I can't wait for the next installment which should be popping up in a couple of weeks.

And thanks for the interview mention.

BTW, I don't think I mentioned how much I appreciated you leaking the news about the anthology.

Thanks.

Way to go, Jed, way to go.