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20 June 2006 @ 08:50 pm
Text:UR - The New Book of Masks  
I've just sent the MSS into the publisher for volume 1 of my Text:UR series of anthologies, The New Book of Masks. Here is the TOC:

Nadia Gregor - Faure, Envenomed, Dictates
Eric Schaller - Monkey Shines
Toiya Kristen Finley - The Avatar of Background Noise
Christine Boyka Kluge - Parchment and Twigs
Sarah Totton - Bluecoat Jack
Terese Svoboda - The Lindberg Baby
Tamar Yellin - Strangers on a Train
Joe Murphy - Bitter Almonds and Absinthe
Christine Boyka Kluge - No Mooing in the Moonlight
Catherine Kasper - The Theater Spectacular
Joshua Cohen - Last Transmission or Man with a Robotic Ermine
Darren Speegle - Peace Rituals
Jay Lake/Ruth Nestvold - Incipit
Lance Olsen - Six Questions for an Alien
E. Sedia - A Play for a Boy and Sock Puppets
Christine Boyka Kluge - Documenting My Abduction
Tom Miller - When the Devil Met Baldrick Beckenbauer
Rikki Ducornet - The Scouring
Brian Evenson - Fugue-State
Jason Erik Lundberg - Most Excellent and Lamentable

Now, if someone can tell me how to post pictures on LJ (sorry, I'm very new to this), I'll post the preliminary cover. Believe me, it will be worth whatever pain is suffered by the person who coaches me through this.
Current Mood: Triumphant!
Current Music: Sammy Hagar - Heavy Metal
squirrel_monkeysquirrel_monkey on June 21st, 2006 02:00 am (UTC)
title or description

Specify the height and width the image is by replacing y with the height of the image in pixels from top to bottom, and x with the width of the image in pixels from right to left:

[img src="http://www.example.com/image.jpg" alt="title or description" height="y" width="x" /]

If you want to shrink the image, you can use smaller numbers than the actual size or use percentages. Make sure to replace 75% with your numbers or percentages:

[img src="http://www.example.com/image.jpg" alt="title or description" height="75%" width="75%" /]

Just replace the square brackets with the angular ones (<>). If you don't have the URL fo rthe image, e-mail the mage file to me and I'll upload it on my website and send you the link.
squirrel_monkeysquirrel_monkey on June 21st, 2006 02:01 am (UTC)
[img src="http://www.example.com/image.jpg" alt="title or description" /]

if you don't want to mess with size.
Darin Bradley: besterdarinbradley on June 21st, 2006 02:07 am (UTC)
You can also just save the image to your desktop and then, under the "update journal" option, chose "insert image," (I believe the pulldown for this is on the top right of the data field wherein you type your entry text) and then browse for the image file on your desktop and select it. Livejournal usually resizes my images automatically to default link size. The real image size will become apparent when people click the "image link" that will appear in your updated journal.

At least, that's how I do it.

And, as a side note, congrats on handing in the mss.!
squirrel_monkeysquirrel_monkey on June 21st, 2006 02:12 am (UTC)
Does it work with free accounts?
Darin Bradley: smalldarinbradley on June 21st, 2006 03:29 am (UTC)
Oh, good question.

Although, it appears that the cover flat is up, so ... one of us had something useful to say, at least.
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 12:56 pm (UTC)
No bigee - we got it figured out. Thanks for everyone's help!
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Thanks, Darin! Still trying to figure out the image thing, but it should be up before too long. It's worth the wait - trust me!
Jason Erik Lundbergjlundberg on June 21st, 2006 02:15 am (UTC)
Nice! Looks like an impressive group. Is this the story order as well?
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 02:16 am (UTC)
Yes, this is the story order. It is a pretty impressive group - a great group of writers. And the ones you don't know yet . . . you will!
pauljessup on June 21st, 2006 12:04 pm (UTC)
Nice! Nice!
How comes youse gets all the goods?


BTW, Toiya Kristen Finley will be in the third ish of GrendelSong as well.
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 01:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
I've read a fair amount of Toiya's stuff, published and un-published. "The Avatar of Background Noise" will absolutely blow you away. I think it's the best thing I've ever seen from her pen (or keyboard, or whatever).

And I don't get all the goods, but this collection is a treasure trove of themed experimentalism. Some stories more daring than others, all of them worth your time (and this coming from a guy with little time to read).
Jason Erik Lundbergjlundberg on June 21st, 2006 01:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
Toiya's story "The Cockaigne Poet Speaks of the Lackey King" was the lead-off story in Scattered, Covered, Smothered, so I know how groovy her fiction is. I'm looking forward to read her contribution here.
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 02:41 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
I'm glad Toiya's fiction is getting the attention it deserves. Seriously, "Avatar" will just blow your mind.
(Anonymous) on June 21st, 2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
The cover art for TSC there is amazing. I just love the simplicity of it. Very evocative. I think I've got something else to pick up and read now.

Damnit! Too many good anthologies, so little time to read them.
pauljessup on June 21st, 2006 01:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
I'll definately pick it up then.

Been awhile since I've read me some good experimental fiction.
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 02:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
I'm very curious to see where the book is reviewed. The line between experimental/literary/genre is loose and fuzzy, at best, in this volume. In some ways the stories obliterate that distinction, which is what I had hoped. For example, I think that "The Scouring" is the only story that Rikki Ducornet has written that might be termed science fiction. I've read the vast majority of her work, and she's never approached what I would call science fiction, until now. Of course, that's going to freak some reviewers out. And some genre reviewers will absolutely flip when they see how strongly experimental some of the pieces are (notably Toiya's, Josh Cohen's, and Tom Miller's). Jay Lake fans will poop themselves when they read Incipit (unless they read the Tel:stories volume that Jay edited for Wheatland Press) - Jay's/Ruth's story is highly experimental. They pulled no punches with this one.

And I'm OK with all this flipping, freaking, punching, and pooping.
pauljessup on June 21st, 2006 02:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
Meh- experimentation is grand, and who cares if they freak out? That's good, it means it's working.

Y'know what they say- you got to break the stained glass before you can eat the catherdral. Or maybe I'm the only one who says that.
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 03:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
I'd say you have to break the stained glass before you eat the people in the cathedral. Mmmm . . .
pauljessup on June 21st, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
Would that make you a cathedral people eater? I guess that's some bastard form of purple peaple eater.
experimeditorexperimeditor on June 21st, 2006 03:32 pm (UTC)
Re: Nice! Nice!
I think that would make me a cannibal, at the very least.