Lepers and Mannequins

Maybe a month ago, I submitted some chapters of The Immortals Act Their Age to Pear Noir!. A week or two later, Daniel Casebeer, editor of Pear Noir!, emailed me asking if I'd submit a portion of my novel, Lepers and Mannequins, which he told me he'd read about on my blog here, as he checks out the blogs of all potential contributors. Daniel said he was "fascinated" by the idea of the novel. That made me happy. Plus, I'd never been solicited before, so that made me really happy. Plus, the chapter he'll be publishing from Lepers... will appear in Issue #3, along with Russell Edson, whom I've big been a fan of for a long time. Thank you, Daniel...

12 comments:

Mel Bosworth said...

great news, eric. congrats congrats. keep the ball rolling. hit it with a big stick!

Ethel Rohan said...

Congratulations, Eric. Pear Noir! Is a great pub. Celebrate.

Eric Beeny said...

Mel, thanks. That ball feels like Sisyphus' boulder, sometimes, but that's okay. At least I have something to do. I used to work at a retirement home and all the old people used to say, "You gotta keep busy..."

Ethel, thanks. Pear Noir! is great. I'm big excited...

DJ Berndt said...

Congratulations man! Russel Edson is great.

Charles Lennox said...

That's good news, Eric. I like Pear Noir. I'm glad they didn't call it quits when they did.

Eric Beeny said...

DJ, thanks. Hells yeah, he is...

Charles, thanks. Me, too...

audri said...

YES. massive congrats, eric. pear noir! is tres juicy.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Audri. Tres, indeed. Uber, even...

Brandi Wells said...

neat, that he looks at contributor's blogs.

Eric Beeny said...

Hi, Brandi. No doubt.

ben spivey said...

I remember reading that post a while back and I've been thinking about is a lot since. I thought to myself, I should give Eric money to publish this book, or maybe I should publish it (although I don't have a press...) but my point is that I was simply intrigued, interested, and excited for Lepers and Mannequins to see the light of day, good job. Looking forward to reading it and hopefully someone will pick up the entire ms.

Eric Beeny said...

Wow, thanks, Ben. That really means a lot. I certainly hope someone picks it up, too. And I wish you did have a press. It's daunting, but I've been sending it around, and I've had some pretty good feedback so far. I think it's really funny, but really sad. It's got a lot to say, I think, about humans and how they treat each other. Thanks again.