AWP DC | The Literati Gong Show

Flatmancrooked
with
Dzanc Books, Featherproof Books, Barrelhouse, and Hobart present

the LITERATI GONG SHOW

Madam’s Organ Bar 2461 18th St NW (website) (map)

630PM | FREE

The newest literary spectacle that promises to be huge hit and become an institution will be debuting at AWP 2011 in Washington DC. Ten contestants, all up-and-coming authors will perform anything but a straight reading for a panel of celebrity guest judges, all in hopes of avoiding The Gong, and taking home the top honors. This year’s guest judging panel includes Benjamin Percy, Pamela Houston, and Forrest Gander. Hosted by Flatmancrooked’s own Elijah M Jenkins.

September 2, 2010 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Zero Emission Book Tour

Author James Kaelan embarks on his book tour July 2nd. 1900 miles, by bike, no electricity, formal lodging, or technology requiring the use of carbon. He will be followed by documentarian Mile Kittredge. Here are the dates thus far:

Jul-2 Los Angeles, Ca:   [Skylight Books, 730pm](RSVP via Facebook)

Jul-3 Oxnard, Ca:   camping @ Join the Farm

Jul-4 Carpenteria, Ca:   camping @ Shepard Farms

Jul-7 Santa Maria, Ca:   camping @Blosser Urban Garden

Jul-8 San Luis Obispo, Ca: [Barnes & Nobles] pending

Jul-13 Santa Cruz, Ca:   [Santa Cruz Bookshop] pending

Jul-16 San Francisco, Ca:   [Green Apple Books] (RSVP via Facebook)

Jul-19 Davis, Ca: [Avid Reader: Davis] [730pm] (RSVP via Facebook)

Jul-20 Sacramento, Ca: |M| James to appear on NPR/CPR’s Insight 10-11a 
(90.9 FM KXJZ Sacramento; 90.5 FM KKTO Tahoe City/Reno; 91.3 FM KUOP Stockton/Modesto; 88.1 FM KQNC Quincy)

Jul-20 Sacramento, Ca:   [Pangaea Cafe & Pub] (map) [7pm and after-party to follow] (RSVP via Facebook)

Jul-21 Marysville, Ca:   camping @ Godfrey Family Farms

Jul-22 Chico:   [Lyon’s Books] pending

Jul-23 Marysville, Ca:   camping @ Kitchel Family Organics

Aug-2 Tiller, Or:   camping @ Perma Organic Farm

Aug-6 Lebanon, OR: camping @ The Mushroomery

Aug-7 Salem, OR:   camping @ Minto Island Growers

Aug-8 Portland, OR:   [Powell’s Books] (map) (details) 4pm (RSVP via Facebook)

Aug-10 Colama, WA:   camping @ R & C Ranch

Aug-13 Puyallup, WA:   camping @ Mother Earth Farm

Aug-14  Seattle, WA: [Ravenna Third Place Books] (7pm) (RSVP via Facebook)

Aug-17 Arlington, WA:   camping @ Garden Treasures


June 8, 2010 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Battle of the Brain

Bookcourt: 163 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY | 7PM

The paperback edition of Josh Weil’s critically acclaimed collection of novellas, THE NEW VALLEY, will be released by Grove on May 11th. Alyssa Knickerbocker’s novella, YOUR RIGHTFUL HOME, just came out with Flatmancrooked. We’re all friends. What better way to celebrate than a reading/battle of wits!

Come meet the authors, hear them talk about themselves, get your books signed, and then watch them sword fight. It’ll be sick.

The Flatmancrooked editors will be in town, so you know there will be a party afterwards, probably somewhere like a bar.

Oh, by-the-bye, this thing is Hella Free. RSVP NOW!

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JOSH WEIL is the author of The New Valley (Grove, 2009), a New York Times Editors Choice and winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from The American Academy of Arts and Letters; the New Writers Award from the Great Lakes Colleges Association; and a “5 Under 35” Award from the National Book Foundation. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, Granta, Glimmer Train, Poets & Writers and American Short Fiction, among others, and he has received the Dana Award in Portfolio as well as fellowships from the the Writer’s Center, the MacDowell Colony, the Bread Loaf and Sewanee Writers’ Conferences, and the Fulbright Foundation. As the 2009 Tickner Fellow, Weil is the writer-in-residence at Gilman School in Baltimore.

ALYSSA KNICKERBOCKER is currently completing her MFA in fiction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her novella “Your Rightful Home” was recently published by Flatmancrooked, and other work has appeared in Avery Anthology, Bat City Review, Meridian, Sou’wester, and elsewhere. She and her husband will soon move to Kentucky, where she has been awarded the Axton Fellowship at the University of Louisville.

May 11, 2010 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

Flatmancrooked / MLP reading at AWP

If you are going to be in Denver for AWP in April, come over to our booth around 4pm on Friday to see AUTHORS VS PUPPETS: A Guerrilla Reading! Featuring Joanna Ruocco, Alyssa Knickerbocker, Molly Gaudry, Emma Straub, Elizabeth Ellen, Edan Lepucki, Jac Jemc, Aaron Burch and Bradley Sands. Oh, and puppets.


Flatmancrooked at AWP

Flatmancrooked will be at AWP, April 7th-11th, in Denver, CO, at the Denver Convention Center. We’re planning one reading and various smaller functions. Come by our booth and see what’s happenin’.

PITCH: San Francisco, CA

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Ever wonder how to get your work past the slush pile? Ever wish that editors were a little more accessible? Well, wish no more. Flatmancrooked introduces PITCH: San Francisco. Please RSVP on the Facebook page.



Here’s the idea: Flatmancrooked wants to give authors the opportunity to submit and pitch their work in-person, face-to-face with real, live editors. Details are as follows:

The event will take place at:

Noe Valley Library (in the auditorium):

451 Jersey St.
San Francisco, CA

Map

Date & Time: SATURDAY, Oct 17th. Sign-up begins at 1130am. PITCH starts PROMPTLY at NOON.

This event allows 50 writers two minutes to PITCH their work for potential print publication. This is a first-come, first-serve event. Be there first to ensure your opportunity to sign-up and PITCH your story.

Criteria:

Short stories: Stories that are 8k words or less will be considered for print publication in one of Flatmancrooked’s anthologies. Be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation of why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked.

Novellas: Longer stories, ranging from 8-30k words will be considered for the New Novella imprint. Be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation of why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked, and how you would envision marketing it to its potential audience.

Novels/Book-Length Manuscripts: Work longer than 40k words will be considered for the main Flatmancrooked imprint. Again, be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation for why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked, and how you would envision marketing it to its potential audience.

Format:

For short stories and novellas, we would like the full manuscript, printed and stapled with a cover sheet including complete contact information. For novels/book-length manuscripts we’d like to see the first 30 pages–or the first chapter and additional chapters that best represent the work, not to exceed 30 pages.

Note:

Please read and review Flatmancrooked’s submission guidelines and contractual standards so that you are familiar with our model.

Hope to see 50 great writers in San Francisco!

PITCH: Brooklyn, NY

brooklyn-library1Ever wonder how to get your work past the slush pile? Ever wish that editors were a little more accessible? Well, wish no more. Flatmancrooked introduces PITCH: Brooklyn. Please RSVP on the Facebook page.



Here’s the idea: Flatmancrooked wants to give authors the opportunity to submit and pitch their work in-person, face-to-face with real, live editors. Details are as follows:

The event will take place at:

BROOKLYN LIBRARY — Park Slope (in the auditorium):
431 6th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11215-4006
(718) 832-1853

Date & Time: SATURDAY, SEPT. 26th. Sign-up begins at 11am. PITCH starts promptly at 11:30am.

This event allows 80 writers two minutes to PITCH their work for potential print publication. This is a first-come, first-serve event. Be there first to ensure your opportunity to sign-up and PITCH your story. NOTE: We are allowing a max of 30 writers to sign-up early, after the book release for Emma Straub’s Fly-Over State, occurring the night before at Bookcourt.

Criteria:

Short stories: Stories that are 8k words or less will be considered for print publication in one of Flatmancrooked’s anthologies. Be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation of why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked.

Novellas: Longer stories, ranging from 8-30k words will be considered for the New Novella imprint. Be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation of why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked, and how you would envision marketing it to its potential audience.

Novels/Book-Length Manuscripts: Work longer than 40k words will be considered for the main Flatmancrooked imprint. Again, be prepared to present a synopsis of the story and an explanation for why you think it would be a good fit for Flatmancrooked, and how you would envision marketing it to its potential audience.

Format:

For short stories and novellas, we would like the full manuscript, printed and stapled with a cover sheet including complete contact information. For novels/book-length manuscripts we’d like to see the first 30 pages–or the first chapter and additional chapters that best represent the work, not to exceed 30 pages.

Feedback:

At the close of the event, the editorial staff will announce which stories, based on the PITCHES heard, are being put under consideration for publication. The rest of the submissions will receive detailed feedback about both their pitch and their story. Again, this will happen at the close of the event, at roughly 1:30pm.

Note:

Please read and review Flatmancrooked’s submission guidelines and contractual standards so that you are familiar with our model.

Hope to see 80 great writers in Brooklyn!

“FLY-OVER STATE” NYC RELEASE

webphoto1Emma Straub will read from, and sign copies of, her new book, “Fly-Over State,” which Flatmancrooked officially releases in October. Straub, along with the Flatmancrooked editorial staff, will take questions, give out free dances, and thumb wrestle any brave and willing souls. Here’s your chance to get an early copy of Emma’s masterpiece and meet some geniuses. This event is super FREE (and rumored to be followed by a private party).

Festivities start at 7:00pm

BookCourt:

163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 875-3677

After-Party:

Floyd, NY Bar
131 Atlantic Avenue (just around the corner from Bookcourt)
Brooklyn, NY
Time: After release until cows come or go.
Open to the public, free save spirits.

August 18, 2009 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

WHITEY READS AT LITERARY DEATH MATCH, LOS ANGELES

ldm-logoThe inimitable Whitey Erickson will represent Flatmancrooked at LDM’s debut in Los Angeles on August 11th. He’ll be competing for top reading honors, which is to say, he’ll be winning. There is also a literary Wiffle Ball match preceding LDM–Flatmancrooked vs. Opium. Todd Zuniga claims he’s got some good pitches. We shall see.

This is also the official Southern California release of Flatmancrooked’s Anthology of Great New Writing Done During an Economic Depression. Copies shall be available.

Festivities start at 7:00pm

Cinespace:

6356 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
(323) 817-3456

July 7, 2009 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed

FREE DRINKS AND READING AT BISTRO 33

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*Wednesday, June 17th @ Bistro 33 in Davis, California – 9pm
*Readings by Peter Grandbois & James Kaelan from Flatmancrooked’s Anthology of Great New Writing Done During an Economic Depression, with a special performance tribute by Executive Editor Elijah Jenkins to host Andy Jones.

*Hosted bar courtesy of Bistro 33 and Flatmancrooked.
*FIRST 50 ATTENDEES GET A COMPLIMENTARY DRINK TICKET.
*Purchase of a book buys you ANOTHER DRINK TICKET.

RSVP here!

June 12, 2009 | Posted in: Events | Comments Closed