GLAMOROUS FREAK: How I Taught My Dress To Act

a fabulist memoir by Roxanne Carter

ART: Original photography by Roxanne Carter.

SOUND: To be announced.

“She feels for a heartbeat, her face pressed up against the flat pane of his chest. Between his lips he sucks a lock of her hair. Take off your clothes, he says, and again, Take off your clothes. He lifts the bottom of her dress, inching it over her thighs, but she pushes him away. Take off your clothes, and she takes a ring off her finger, tossing it carelessly to the floor.

Mary, she says, and he replies, Don’t call me Mary, Mary. So much is said, sudden language filling the depression left by past silence. Certain things they say skip and stutter on the soundtrack, burbled words collapsing on the tongue.”

Unless you have been living under a rock there is no way that you missed the drama of Bitcoin. But in case, you did miss the biggest invention in the financial world then words like cryptocurrency and crypto trading will be nothing but burbled words rolling off one’s tongue.

Cryptocurrency is a virtual currency which exists only online with no tangible form to it. It was invented by Satoshi Nakamoto as a solution to the various regulations governing fiat currencies. It is decentralized and can be owned by anyone. Though currently it is used extensively for trading and investment purposes experts believe that very soon it will become part of mainstream payments.

There are several trading robots which are used by individuals to trade in cryptocurrencies; they go to cryptocurrency exchanges and buy and sell their cryptos. In fact, there are bitcoin ATMs also from where people can withdraw their bitcoins or buy new ones. They can even exchange them for actual physical cash.

Before you purchase a trading robot you must be able to tell if it genuine or fake. Take the case of Bitcoin Trader which is a popular trading robot; only after confirming that it was not a fake after reading the review at did I invest in it. There is a Bitcoin Trader App that can be downloaded on your Smartphone.


Glamorous Freak cover

Roxanne Carter pic

Roxanne Carter lives in a woodland cabin at 9,000 feet. She has an MFA from Brown is pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Denver. Her writings have appeared in Caketrain, Sidebrow, Fact-Simile, La Petite Zine, Drunken Boat and Finery.


TEXT:Greg Bachar, Elizabeth Burns, Jennifer Calkins, Jane L. Carman
Kylee Cook, Beth Couture, Dirk Cowan, Justin Dobbs, Trevor Dodge, Meredith Doench, el buffalo, April Gigliotti, Christopher Grimes, Steve Halle, Jeff Hansen, Michael Harold, Garrett Hayes, Jacqueline Heffron, Lily Hoang, Nor Huda Mohd Izam , Eric Jeitner, Steve Katz, Kimberly Koga, Stacey Levine, Marilyn Jane Lewis, Robert Lopez, Cris Mazza, Joe Milazzo, Kathleen Miller, Scott Million, Theresa A. O’Donnell, Jordan Okumura, Melanie Page, Mitch Parker, Aimee Parkinson, Jack Rees, Ae Reiff, Doug Rice, Thad Rutkowski, Davis Schneiderman, Mikal Shapiro, Gary Shipley, Ascot Smith, Rob Stephenson, Helen Tran, Holms Troelstrup, J. A. Tyler, Laura Vena, Hal Wert, Lane William, Alyssa Wisene, Lidia Yuknavitch

DIRTY : DIRTY will be produced in 5 editions:
1. Fine art limited edition of 25 (ea. $20,000) – February 2012
3. Color paperback (ea. $49) – December 2011
4. B/W paperback (ea. $16.95) – May 2012
5. ebook – contains only text (download $9.99) – August 2012

“When all is ending, you find yourself sending text messages to a 19 year old in California that read ‘I need you to come in my mouth’ and ‘I want us to fuck each other to sleep.’ He will write back with ‘Yes.’ And ‘We will,’ will call you ‘lover’ and ‘ghost.’ While there is not much more to be said, you will continue to say it. Your mouth spills words like salt. When all is ending, you are wet for days. It is summer. Your body and your cunt drip and don’t stop. You are overflowing. You compare the boy to a river, and he doesn’t thank you. Instead, he talks about incest, says he will make you call him ‘brother.’ You don’t know how to pronounce his real name, so you never say it.”

– Beth Couture, from her dirty writing titled, “Ghosts”


Book as Medieval Artifact

Hand-engraved leather cover emblazoned with various metal studs and adornments. Contains one original, signed painting by the artist, plus all 20 prints signed and numbered, on 22″ x 30″ archival paper. Dirty text is handwritten in calligraphy.

Limited Edition of 25.
Price: $20,000

The artist, Hiroshi


ART: Original art by Teresa Carmody & Maude Place; Rachel Carns, Aaron Cometbus & Cristy C. Road; Paula Cronin, Shelly Jackson, Kristie Fleming, beldAn Sezen, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens (Love Art Lab), Rhani Remedes, Leon Mostovoy, Tara Jane O’Neil, Miriam Klein Stahl, Cristy C. Road & Aaron Cometbus, Anna Joy Springer

SOUND: Original music by by Tara Jane O’Neil & Rachel Carns & Anna Joy Springer

“There is only one Anna Joy Springer. Only one. Her words take me from kitten to monster and back again in a way only she can do. I love this book.”
– Kathleen Hanna, lead singer of Bikini Kill and Le Tigre

Making sense of her unique identity in the field of arts she has been a capable writer and one who has introduced us to new reading experience through her work. Visit the latest blog that I have created as a dedication to writers and making their work famous in every possible way. What such people need is a beginning to reach the top place and this writer has definitely made her place.

“How to describe the charm, wit, innocence and energy in AJS’s Red Relic?  With intelligence and heart she enlarges a little the things a novel is capable How very lucky I am to have read it!”
– Carole Maso, author of AVA and Break Every Rule

“My god this book is beautiful. Each moment. A breath in a forest, a breathing beneath the bark of trees. A way to see that has remained shadowed, in shadows, under shadows, such sentence. each sentence a journey”
–Doug Rice, author of Blood of Mugwump: A Tiresian Tale of Incest and A Good Cuntboy Is Hard To Find

“A page-turner, fast and muscular, electric and sometimes “repulsive” (cf Rimbaud’s characterization of women’s writing-to-be as “delicate, repulsive, beautiful.”)  Through the typography and collaging, you read a whole page incredibly swiftly, almost as if all at once.  The handling of the Sumerian/Babylonian mythological material is superb.  And you finally never know, as reader, if you are reading “myth” or autobiography.
– Alice Notley, author of Disobedience and Reason and Other Women

: $7800
A quiver woven out of recycled leather and fabric pages of the book that contains arrows made out of tightly rolled posters created by various aritsts, with arrowhead of red glass. The quiver also holds wallpaper paste and a brush to adhere the posters to walls. (please check back for images)

Black and white edition available!
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Color and Kindle editions published later this year.

Accompaying CD, with Anna Joy Springer, Tara Jane O’Neil, and Rachel Carns also available. Listen to samples now:

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Anna Joy Springer
is a prose writer and visual artist who makes grotesques – creating hybrid texts that combine sacred and profane elements to evoke intensely embodied conceptual-emotional experiences in readers. Formerly a singer in the Bay Area bands, Blatz, The Gr’ups, and Cypher in the Snow, Anna Joy has toured the United States and Europe being a wild feminist punk performer, and she has also toured with the all-women spoken word extravaganza, Sister Spit. She is author of the illustrated novella The Birdwisher (Birds of Lace) and a graphic narrative, In An Egg, forthcoming. She received her MFA in Literary Arts from Brown University in 2002, and she is an Assistant Professor of Literature at University of California, San Diego where she truly loves teaching courses in Experimental Writing, Graphic Texts, and Postmodern Feminist Literatures.


a novel + short story by Christopher Grimes

ART: To be announced

TEXT:To be announced

“Grimes…creates the poignant stomach ache of human experience that is dramatic fulfillment.” – Cris Mazza

More Praise for Christopher Grimes

“Think Marcel Duchamp, with a pen and a stiff lip.”
–Miles Clark in

“Christopher Grimes has given us just this, a new emergence of narrative form and narrative consciousness–if not the fist, then certainly, to date, one of the most effective literary realizations of the individual’s relationship to the human and inhuman systems that contain him.”
–Jayson Iwen in PLEIADES.

“In sum, Grimes provides a public service by presenting readers the opportunity for substantive yet fun reflections on the perversity of our neoliberal condition.”
-Eric Dean Rasmussen in OTHER VOICES.

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Limited Edition: Published as both a 148-page single sentence novel and a collection short stories (sold only with the novel), the fine art limited edition consists of the novel coiled inside a plastic zippered cover resembling a breast. The breast is contained in a lock-and-key plexiglass box full of scented KY Jelly. The short stories are attached as a traditional book form (with recycled hardback cover) to the bottom of the plexiglass box, thus visible through the KY jelly and plexiglass.


CHRISTOPHER GRIMES is the author of Public Works: Short Fiction and a Novella (FC2, 2005). His award-winning short fiction has appeared in Western Humanities Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, Reed, Cream City Review, First Intensity, Knock, and elsewhere. He teaches literature and ficton writing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Springer will be touring the book

Rachel Carns and Tara Jane O’NeilCD cover

CD back



Rachel Carns is a musician, poet, composer, artist and performer, known for her operatic punk vocals, baroque art-circus organ chops, and distinctive stand-up drumming style. She is a founding member of artpunk metal outfit The Need, sugar pop darlings, Kicking Giant, and   stoner sludge duo TWIN (nee The King Cobra). She has collaborated with   a grand list of luminaries including Mocket, Two Ton Boa, Miranda   July, Wynne Greenwood, Carrie Brownstein, Kathleen Hanna, and the experimental performance art group Cloud Eye Control, and has composed   and performed a wide range of original works, including The   Transfused, a full-length rock opera.

Tara Jane O’Neil is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, composer, producer   and visual artist. She creates melodic and experimental music under   her own name and in collaboration. Her recordings and live performances range from solo songing to noise improvisations. TJO has composed and performed music and sound for films, theater and dance performances, and written large and small ensemble experimental architectures. She founded the Ecstatic Tambourine Orchestra and has played with the likes of Papa M, Mount Eerie, Ida, Mirah, Michael Hurley, Lori Goldston, and the King Cobra. Bringing together three different authors who are based in a different style of writing and making them bring out one work makes a lot of new inventions to writing scenario. There would be a whole lot of ideas from each of them focusing a different perspective. It will show the caliber they possess and the work they like to do. Writing is an art and it doesn’t dawn on anyone so easily. You need a real mental strength to make it a practice and out it out to the world is even more challenging. Click to find out more about the different areas you could try to explore through writing skills. Writing is not just a skill it is a language of the heart mind and soul. When all gets focussed together we get to enjoy the pearls of wisdom from such people.

Anna Joy Springer is the author and illustrator of The Vicious Red Relic, Love (Jaded Ibis Press, 2011). She was a singer and songwriter for Blatz, The Gr’ups, and Cypher in the Snow. She is now at work on a book-length rebus bestiary about punk girls, birds, and the turn of   the century. Springer teaches fiction, graphic texts, and experimental writing as an Assistant Professor of Literature at UC San Diego.         

Examples of our preorder gifts

Pig & Crow Italian Charm &
Stainless Steel bracelet

BYB gift
Miniature bamboo reed holds tiny scroll with text by David Hoenigman and art by Yasutoshi Yoshida.
Sculpture with imprint of sea turn and title, BLANK.
Signed on reverse by author Davis Schneiderman.
lily puzzle
Original lincocut of author Lily Hoang, printed on 5″ x 7″ puzzle. Signed on reverse by the author. No two are alike

daughter gift

Hand embossed portfolio & envelope, contains photo printed on beautiful mulberry paper, signed by photographer Rochelle Ritchie Spencer.
Daughter Gift Word only

Red Arrowhead
Recycled glass arrowhead from “The Metaforest” PLUS your choice of limited edition, signed posters printed on sustainable mulberry paper.
Carns Poster


a novel by Janice Lee

ART: Original Holga photographs by Rochelle Ritchie Spencer

SOUND: original music by Resident Anti-Hero

“Janice Lee is a genius.”
– Eileen Myles, author of Inferno (a poet’s novel)

“Daughter is quantum.  There is a girl, there is an octopus, there is language — in minimal bursts of physical intensities, their magnitude measured in intimate discretes. Janice Lee’s prose is energy transfer of the elementary particles of the matter of language.  There is a girl, there is an octopus, there is language, understood at the infinitesimal level.  No other book ever written has entered my body and being so physically pure.  There is not distance between the state of narrative and the matter of being.  I turn the page of her body.”
 – Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water and Reel to Reel

“Daughter, the new volume by Janice Lee, seems to rise as intuitive quantum ascent. It is praxis of the marred, of the seemingly uneven. Janice Lee understands that writing cannot exist as narrative outcome. In Daughter there is reckoning with the cosmos as phantom, as something that does and does not exist. Energies appear by means of paradox and evaporation.”
– poet Will Alexander, author of The Sri Lankan Loxodrome

In Daughter, Janice Lee floods the body of a book with the body of a body, all its hybrid, constantly damaging and mending cells. From field to field among the pages we are subject to a brain-damaged, collide-o-scopic file of some internet-age Acker’d Frankenstein having lived to see god die; and yet still must go on walking in the deity’s corpse, inside of which the billion bodies in such image have built our huts of shit and shit inside them. “The sea is a mysterious force, but there is no sea in the desert,” she writes, prodding at the hole left in the fabric on the earth between the homes: another phantom in a field of phantoms who themselves have again died. The result is a meticulous and terrifying resurrection, a glitchy screamtext passed in dire silence to the reader the way blood passes from mother into child.
– Blake Butler, author of There is No Year

The word “monster” derives from Latin monstrum, an aberrant occurrence, usually biological, that was taken as a sign that something was wrong within the natural order. (Wikipedia) As Janice Lee proves, the same is true for daughters. Lee’s surgical cadences and sharp fragments work here as writing will work-to force attention to detail. Which is the unnatural order of things.
– Vanessa Place, author of La Medusa and Dies: A Sentence



FINE ART LIMITED EDITION: An autopsy kit containing handcrafted surgical tools and various medical artifacts, including casts of octopi body parts in apothecary bottles. The kit is an aged wooden box with a secret compartment containing the novel printed on transparent “skin” and laid upon a bed of sand. Contains flash drive with soundtrack, Monster,” by Resident Anti-Hero. COMING SOON!

janice lee

Janice Lee
is a writer, artist, editor, and curator. She is interested in the relationships between metaphors of consciousness and theoretical neuroscience, and experimental narrative. Her work can be found in Big Toe Review, Zafusy, antennae, sidebrow, Action, Yes, Joyland, Luvina, Everyday Genius, elimae, Black Warrior Review, and elsewhere. She is the author of KEROTAKIS (Dog Horn Press, 2010), a multidisciplinary exploration of cyborgs, brains, and the stakes of consciousness; and a chapbook Red Trees. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from CalArts and currently lives in Los Angeles where she is co-editor of the online journal [out of nothing] and co-founder of the interdisciplinary arts organization Strophe.

Jaded Ibis Books & Products


Aunt Pig
Aunt Pig of Puglia
a family memoir
byPatricia Catto
Burn Your Belongings
Burn Your Belongings
a novel by
David Hoenigman
a novel by
Davis Schneiderman
stories finished by
Lily Hoang
a novel by
Janice Lee
The Vicious Red Relic, Love
a fabulist memoir by
Anna Joy Springer
No One Told Me
No One Told Me I Was Going To Disappear
a novel by
J.A. Tyler and John Dermot Woods
We: A Reimagined Family Memoir
by c.vance
Other than these books, you should also read about what’s happening in the medical field, finance sector and so on. These sectors definitely have a big role to play in your life. To be kept updated with the facts will only be beneficial for you. For instance, now trading in bitcoins is the latest happening in the financial field and it has been able to make many people rich. To have a secured life without any financial worries is everyone’s dream. This dream is made possible through the trading of bitcoins and other digital currencies.  You should read through various reviews about the software’s that assist in trading cryptocurrencies.  You will be amazed to know how the technology can touch and change lives.   I can assure that you that it would be a fantastic read.  Below mentioned are few benefits associated with the bitcoins.

No need for paperwork- People from any part of the world can buy and sell cryptocurrencies within minutes.  All you have to do is to download the bitcoin wallet and create a bitcoin address. All the transactions can be carried out by the software.

Lower transactions fees- When compared to normal currencies, cryptocurrencies transaction fees are much lower.  Also, the international money transfer might take up few days, while the transfer of cryptocurrencies like bitcoin can be done within an hour.

Appreciating value- The value of the bitcoins is now stabilized and has been increasing steadily on regular basis. However in the initial few years, the bitcoin value was highly volatile. Back to the books.

Glamorous Freak
Glamorous Freak: How I Taught
My Dress to Act
by Roxanne Carter
The Pornographers
The Pornographers:
2 Volumes
a novel + short stories
by Christopher Grimes
cadieux cover
The Color of Being Born
paintings by
Michael Cadieux
with environmental writings by various authors
dirty dirty
Paintings by
with fabulously dirty writing by various authors
Memorials to Future Catastrophes
Spoken Word & Music by
Davis Schneiderman & Don Meyer
Marriage Poster
Aunt Pig Posters
Tarot Cards
Aunt Pig Tarot Cards
What the Body Requires
a novel by
Debra Di Blasi



Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, Jaded Ibis Press publishes fine and unusual works of literature, CDs, DVDs, and related prod ucts. Our intent is to facilitate the convergence of diverse media and art forms, and give wide exposure to literary, visual and musical artists of exceptional talent.


Jaded Ibis Press publishes each book in four editions: ebook (under $10), black-and-white paper ($12-24), color paper ($30-80), and fine art limited editions ($2000-20,000). Each title includes visual art by a notable artist or artists and an audio track of music, spoken word or sound art. Fine art editions incorporate a variety of materials and conceptually reflect the content of the book.

In Daughter, a daughter/doctor encounters the dead body of an octopus in the desert, perhaps the corpse of a lost god, and through her study of his physical organs, sheds more light on her relationship with the world at large somewhat similar to where you get more knowledge about the various automated trading systems popular in the trading world. A look at this site will shed more light on the complete process of trading using robots and you will not end up asking questions about trading unlike in the book where you ask What is it like to be a daughter? What is it like to be God?, the text asks, intuiting implications of the consciousness of God and of the hermetic vessel that is narrative itself, while  revealing the sanctity of living, the unholy holiness of strange encounters, and the hidden mysticism of language.


Jaded Ibis Press pays our authors 40% net royalties, compared to the traditional 71/2-10%. We pay our visual artists 10% net royalties, and our musicians each share in the 50% net royalties from the CD. Jaded Ibis Productions produces the CD compilation of music created for the previous 10-12 titles.


The editors at Jaded Ibis Press are award-winning writers of innovative prose and poetry.

We are dedicated to the continuing evolution of the literary arts, and to discovering and supporting new writers of 21st Century literature.  We have years of dedicated teaching experience and frequently lecture on literature, including 21st Century narrative forms, at universities and writing conferences throughout the country.

 Debra Di Blasi also worked in advertising, magazine production management and art journalism, and holds a degree in visual art, in addition to studies in poetry and fiction.

Sam Witt graduated from The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and University of Virginia, and worked as a free-lance journalist in San Francisco for several years, publishing in such magazines as Computerworld, the San Francisco Chronicle, Salon and Wired.

Debra Di Blasi
Publisher & Prose Editor
Debra Di Blasi

Sam witt
Poetry Editor
Sam Witt


Jaded Ibis Press uses digital and print-on-demand publishing because we care about the fate of the environment. Our business decisions are guided by an attempt to perpetuate literature that is intellectually, culturally and ecologically sustainable.


Each year in the U.S. alone hundreds of thousands of new titles are published by traditional printing methods; that is, in bulk quantities. An average of 150,000 multiplied by an average print run of 5,000, multiplied by an average of 200 pages per book equals nearly 150 Billion (150,000,000,000) pages annually, plus book covers and jackets.

Half of these books will be returned to their publisher and destroyed or liquidated. Those that cannot be liquidated will also be destroyed.

Timber is cut down not only for the billions of book pages and covers but also for the wooden pallets on which to ship the books. Two-thirds of the world’s cut wood, including rare hardwoods, is used for shipping pallets.

It’s difficult to put a number on the enormous amount of energy used to warehouse undemanded books; to manufacture the ink, paper, binding materials, and shipping pallets; to transport the pallets from printer to warehouse to bookstore; to process the fuel used to transport the pallets of paper products and books, to manufacture the transport vehicles, to manufacture the parts used in manufacturing the vehicles, ad nauseam.

coming soon


Burn Your Belongings

A Novel


Original art and music by
Yasutoshi Yoshida



A Novel


Original art by Susan White
Original music by DJ Spooky

Proceeds from the sale of BLANK
will help support the
Vanuatu Pacifica Project and
Tanna Center for the Arts

While you check out the review of these novels, also keep some time apart to learn about online trading.  I thought about this and to make money through online trading of cryptocurrencies is the easiest way to save for future. You can get a fair idea about it while you read the articles about it.


A Finished Story Collection


Original art by Anne Austin Pearce
Original music by Tornado in a Jar


A Novel

A Fabulist Memoir




Original art by Janice Lee
Original music by Resident Anti-Hero


Original art by Shelly Jackson, Kristie Fleming, Rachel Carns, Belden Sezen, Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens (Love Art Lab), Rhani Remedes, Miriam Klein Stahl, Cristy C. Road, Vanessa Place and Teresa Carmody

Original Music by Tara Jane O’Neil
& Rachel Carns & Anna Joy Springer

J.A. TYLER (text) and

Original music by Stethoscope

“Hoenigman’s terse, staccato prose is the language of consciousness, and his book not so much anti-narrative as true to the realities of one’s inner sense-making, true to the convoluted and seemingly disparate tales we tell ourselves. In short, Burn Your Belongings is a well-crafted and adventurous book from what is undoubtedly a writer of great promise.”  – Gary J. Shipley, Word Riot

David Hoenigman’s astonishing novel contains images and music by the notable Japanese electronic musician and record producer, Yasutoshi Yoshida. The fine art edition consists of text + image as a scroll inside bamboo, with the cork bottom containing a book of matches bearing the book’s title, Burn Your Belongings.  The book will be released at a reading and exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, September 2010.


David F. Hoenigman was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, but has lived in Tokyo, Japan since 1998. He is the organizer of Tokyo’s bimonthly PAINT YOUR TEETH, a celebration of experimental music, literature and dance. Hoenigman regularly interviews avant-garde writers for the online journal Word Riot. He is currently working on his second novel, Squeal For Joy, forthcoming from Jaded Ibis Press.

Davis Schneiderman’s 200-page novel, Blank, contains only compelling chapter titles.  The story is – as it always has been – up to the reader.  White-on-white pyrographic images are by notable artist Susan White.  The fine art edition is shrink-wrapped and enclosed in a wooden box that is fully encased in plaster and can be opened with a pull-tab.  Once opened, the box cannot be re-encased.  Music will be composed and performed by renowned experimental hip hop musician, DJ Spooky, That Subliminal Kid (a.k.a. Paul. Miller).


Davis Schneiderman is a multimedia artist and writer and the author and editor of eight books, including the novels Drain (TriQuarterly/Northwestern) and Abecedarium (Chiasmus) and the forthcoming blank novel, Blank: a novel (Jaded Ibis); the co-edited collections Retaking the Universe: Williams S. Burroughs in the Age of Globalization (Pluto) and The Exquisite Corpse: Chance and Collaboration in Surrealism’s Parlor Game (Nebraska); as well as the audiocollage Memorials to Future Catastrophes (Jaded Ibis). His creative work has appeared in numerous publications including Fiction International, The Chicago Tribune, The Iowa Review, TriQuarterly, and Exquisite Corpse. He is Chair of the English Department at Lake Forest College, and also Director of Lake Forest College Press/&NOW Books. He edits The &NOW AWARDS: The Best Innovative Writing. He can be found, virtually, at

Lily Hoang’s 220-page book, Unfinished: A Finished Collection, appears December 2010. Hoang invited many of the top innovative writers in the U.S. to submit unfinished stories that she then completed. Story lengths ranged from a few sentences to a few pages. Authors of unfinished writing are Kate Bernheimer, Blake Butler, Beth Couture, Debra Di Blasi, Justin Dobbs, Trevor Dodge, Zach Dodson, Brian Evenson, Scott Garson, Carol Guess, Elizabeth Hildreth, John Madera, Ryan Manning, Michael Martone, Kelcey Parker, Ted Pelton, Kathleen Rooney, Davis Schneiderman, Michael Stewart, J.A. Tyler.

The fine art limited edition of Unfinished arrives as an aluminum box containing each story asa jigsaw puzzle with one piece missing. The missing pieces are contained in a sealed container.

Artist Anne Austin Pearce will complete unfinished art by 20 professional and naive artists, including Marcus Cain, Terry Campbell, Jennifer Fields, Linda Lighton, Angela Lopez, Susi Lulaki, Janey Stevenson, Mary AnnStrandell.

Musician Ron Heckert (Tornado in a Jar) has completed  the soundtrack for the book.


Lily Hoang (1981) is a novelist. She was born in San Antonio, Texas to parents who had fled the Republic of Viet Nam in 1975. She earned an MFA from the University of Notre Dame in 2006 and teaches at St. Mary’s College in Indiana. Her work has appeared in Black Warrior Review, Quarter After Eight, Fairy Tale Review, Action Yes, 5_Trope, and Harp & Altar. She is an associate editor of Starcherone Books. Her manuscript for Parabola took first prize in the Chiasmus Press Un-Doing the Novel/First Book Contest in 2006 and Changing won the PEN/Beyond Margins book award in 2009. Parabola uses the well-known function, and Changing uses the hexagrams of I Ching, to show a family gone mad in the United States, recalling Nhat Linh’s Doan tuyet (Rupture) from colonial Ha Noi.

“This is a story about an excavation. This is a story about a daughter and an octopus. But that seems obvious. This is a story about a daughter and the body of a dead octopus in the desert. The body may be that of a dead god, and the daughter intends to shed some light on the situation.” – excerpt from the book

Janice Lee’s lyrical novel, Daughter, was a finalist in the Plonsker Prize sponsored by Lake Forest Press. Her debut novel, Kerotakis, received critical acclaim. She is co-curator for the feminist reading series, Mommy, Mommy!, co-editor of the rule-breaking journal [out of nothing] and co-founded of he interdisciplinary arts organization, Strophe.  Artist, fine art limited edition, and music are yet to be determined.

“Gil was just the opposite of animal. Not a dirty little digger like me. She always hit the ashtray with her ash with honed precision. When the landlord found her dead on her mattress she’d just turned 31.  She was a Virgo, a tidy brilliant earth sign. All her rings were lined up in alphabetical order on the nightstand, and they were dead too.”   – excerpt from the book

Anna Joy Springer’s simultaneously luscious and unsettling novel contains art by the author. The fine art version art edition tentatively is slated to manifest as a quiver woven out of fabric pages of the book that contains arrows made out of tightly rolled posters by various aritsts. The quiver also contains, wallpaper paste and a brush to adhere the posters to construction sites throughout Los Angeles.  Springer, a member of the renowned East Bay punk band, Blatz, and the performance art/spoken word collective Sister Spit, plans to collaborate with musicians to create music for the book.  Above:  artwork from the book by Anna Joy Springer

“This is a remembering and we only want to be gone. We never want to be chained. We are fed. We don’t know what it is we, you and I, us, me and you we want. I don’t know what we want. You don’t know what we want, but I dreamt last night that we cut ourselves so deeply that rain poured out and the world flooded and we had the chance to be some kind of new absent.” – excerpt from the book

J.A. Tyler is founding editor of the online quarterly MudLuscious and Mud Luscious Press, both venues for “aggressive / experimental writing.” Since its inception MudLuscious has been publishing authors known or becoming known for breaking with method and expectations about form, both on a narrative and sentence level.

John Dermot Woods is the author of the novel, The Complete Collection of people, places & things. He writes stories and draws comics in Brooklyn, New York, and edits the arts quarterly, Action, Yes. He also organizes the online reading series, Apostrophe Cast and is a professor in the English Department at Nassau Community College on Long Islan