Tonight, Thursday, November 13, I'll be appearing here in Queens at Boundless Tales, a series that features poetry, prose, and more. I'll be reading a personal essay that encapsulates the whole of my forthcoming memoir, The Accidental Terrorist. The lineup for the evening also includes Jennifer Baker, Susana H. Case, and Aaron Poochigian. This event takes place at 7:00 pm at The Astoria Bookshop, near the Broadway stop on the N/Q line. I hope to see you there!
latest inhuman swill posts
In a blog post a few weeks ago, I let casually drop that I was considering changing the title from The Accidental Terrorist to Missionary Man.
You'd think I suggested that Sesame Street should change Big Bird's name to Lysander Lemonbeak. (Though it does have a certain ring.)
And I remember
standing on the wall.
As they kissed,
we shot over their heads.
Just for one day,
can't we be heroes?
latest proper manuscript format post
A reader writes to ask:
I have just one question concerning the "1in from margin" factor: what page size is normally used?
I see the '1in from margin' statement everywhere but nowhere I've found do they say the page size.
In the United States, Canada, and a few others places, print and submit your manuscript on white standard letter size paper, which is 8½ by 11 inches. In most of the rest of the world, including the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand, use A4 paper, which is 210 by 297 mm, or about 8.27 by 11.69 inches. (A4 is part of the ISO 216 standard, which makes a lot more sense than our system.)
latest perry slaughter post
By the way, the vicious rumor that I sold 49% of my soul to the Devil is 99% true.