12 November 2007

A couple more things published

A couple years ago, Toronto writer Richard Truhlar, an old friend, invited me to submit a chapter for a novel called Closets of Time, which was to be published by The Mercury Press. The idea, as he explained it, was that he'd invited all these varied and exciting writers to write a piece called "Closets of Time," and then he'd somehow arrange and collate them and declare it a novel.

The idea seems to have morphed into an anthology of short stories all called "Closets of Time." It includes work by a lot of people who were active in the Toronto small press scene in the 70s and 80s (and mostly continue to be): Gary Barwin, Bev Daurio, Michael Dean, Brian Dedora, Paul Dutton, Karl Jirgens, Lesley McAllister, John Riddell, Steve Ross Smith, Lola Lemire Tostevin, and Truhlar himself. It also features sci-fi/spec-fic superstars John Shirley and Lance Olsen, and a couple of writers I'm not familiar with: Melody Sumner Carnhan and Misha Nogha.

I'm very happy with my own piece in it, a bleak, post-apocalyptic tale of shopping carts run amok.

Closets of Time launches in Toronto tomorrow night at Supermarket, 268 Augusta, at 7:30 pm, along with the rest of Mercury's new output.

I've also got my usual Hunkamooga column in the just-released "student" issue of the Vancouver-based mag sub-Terrain. Actually, it's not my usual column. This one, titled "The Lost Subway Ride," is about my amazing and darling little cousin Leanne Palylyk, an eleven-year-old aspiring writer who was killed by a drunk driver in Alberta nearly twenty years ago.

Over and out.


At November 14, 2007 10:21 am , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait to see this. I never trusted those shopping carts, anyway...

All right, I can see the broken eggs. Now where's this omelette of yours?

At March 30, 2008 12:24 pm , Blogger Shawn Syms said...

Closets review...



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