Today’s mail brought copies of the Elkhorn, Wisconsin Popcorn Press anthology, The Hungry Dead, edited by Popcorn’s founder, Lester Smith. The delightfully disgusting cover was designed by Smith’s daughter, Katheryn. The collection is cool from several perspectives (aside from the fact that my poem “The Last Supper” is included). First, Lester solicited submissions during October via social networking platforms like Twitter and Facebook, as well as a sharp website, and then announced the chosen selections on Halloween with a mockup of the book ready for printing. Planning, executing, and printing a book this quickly is a crazy challenge, but the proof is in the blood pudding, as they say. The Hungry Dead is a classy production: sixty-five works of poetry and fiction from eighteen authors, including several well-versed Wisconsinites familiar to us such as John Lehman, Sarah Busse, Michael Kriesel, and Dead editor Lester Smith. The Hungry Dead is available from Popcorn Press and Amazon (you can peek at the contents with Amazon’s Look Inside the Book feature).
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Tags: Lester Smith, literary contest, Popcorn Press, The Hungry Dead, Vampyr Verse
Enterprising Wisconsin micropublisher Popcorn Press is once again sponsoring an ambitious October literary contest. Last year, press owner and editor Lester Smith accepted vampire-themed poetry and fiction submissions during the month for an anthology, Vampyr Verse, readied by Halloween and, within a matter of days, delivered to the public in a quality printed edition. This year’s theme is “the hungry dead,” which doesn’t preclude vampires, but widens the cemetery gate to include zombies, ghosts, and, in the words of the contest website, “other dead things that want to eat you.” Find all the details and contest rules, as well as an easy-to-use online submission page, at hungrydead.com.