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The Los Angeles Review of Books Considers Steve Erickson's New Novel "These Dreams of You" (Europa Editions)

Read Pawel Frelik’s take on the book at http://lareviewofbooks.org/post/18789784483/harrowing-idealism




Black Clock Editor Steve Erickson's Just-Published Novel is "These Dreams of You" (Europa Editions)

 

“Truly electrifying. In its gorgeous, vivid prose and its acutely sensitive soul, These Dreams of You shows us just what a novel can still do in our own crazy times.”
The Boston Globe

“Beautiful, elegiac…threads and characters serendipitously stumble through a missing-link chain of coincidences, with mazes and labyrinths both real and imagined…a complex and imaginative literary tapestry about family and identity.”
Kirkus (starred review)




Black Clock Accepting Submissions Through 10/10/11

Black Clock is accepting unsolicited fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from September 19th, 2011 until October 10th, 2011. If you have a manuscript you would like to submit for consideration, please consult the Black Clock website for additional details.




James Franco options Steve Erickson's "Zeroville"

Variety‘s Jeff Sneider reports:

James Franco has optioned feature film rights to Steve Erickson’s 2007 novel Zeroville and will develop the project under his Rabbit Bandini Prods. banner with an eye to direct the pic.

Franco will produce with Miles Levy and Vince Jolivette, though there are currently




Black Clock Now Accepting Submissions

Black Clock is accepting unsolicited fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from January 3rd, 2011 until January 17th, 2011. If you have a manuscript you would like to submit for consideration, please consult the Black Clock website for additional details.




Grace Krilanovich, One Of Five Under 35

Author Grace KrilanovichCongratulations are in order for Black Clock contributor and CalArts Writing MFA (2005) Grace Krilanovich, who yesterday was recognized by the National Book Foundation.  Named one of 5 young writers of distinction and “to watch”, Grace’s novel The Orange Eats Creeps (Two Dollar Radio), twice excerpted in the pages of Black Clock, was selected for inclusion in the “5 Under 35″ list by National Book Award-winning author Scott Spencer.




Honors For Steve Erickson

Black Clock editor Steve Erickson is one of seven writers to receive an Academy Award in Literature from The American Academy Of Arts And Letters. Additionally, Steve has been named a finalist for an American Society Of Magazine Editors National Magazine Award in Criticism.

In 1941 The American Academy Of Arts And Letters established awards to encourage creative work in the American arts. Now $7500 each, Academy Awards are given




Black Clock To Tweet New Fiction From Rick Moody

Black Clock will be joining Electric Literature in publishing a major new work of fiction by Rick Moody via Twitter.

The microserialization of Moody’s story will take place on every co-publisher’s Twitter feed from Monday, November 30th through Wednesday, December 2nd.  Tweets will appear every ten minutes from 10 AM until 6:30 PM.




Black Clock Now Accepting Submissions

Black Clock is accepting unsolicited fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction from September 18th, 2009 until October 31st, 2009.  If you have a manuscript you would like to submit for consideration, please consult the Black Clock website for details.




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With both the occasion of our fifth anniversary and the publication of our tenth issue imminent, Black Clock has asked some of its most frequent (and prominent) contributors to describe their experience as readers of the magazine. The responses we collected are as singular, idiosyncratic and even a little mysterious as the contents of any given issue.

Black Clock measures the temper of the turning world, ” a journal of ideas,




Black Clock 10 Darkening The Horizon

Born in the despair of the Great Depression, flourishing in the first radioactive blush of the nuclear age, Noir really is more a sensibility than a style, and the tenth issue of Black Clock operates on the premise that Twenty-First Century Noir is a mutated thing that still bears kinship with the original.  Robert Polito finds early signs of noir all the way back in Eighteenth Century America in “It Would Be a Queer World If,”  and Dana Spiotta takes a look at one of the classic Fifties film noirs in “First is First, Second is Nobody.”  In Diana Wagman’s “The Five Elements of Noir,” some noir archetypes find the movie they’re in has taken them over.  The




Black Clock 9 Now Available

Featuring political allegory, subversive satire and secret presidential histories by Jonathan Lethem, Lynne Tillman, Brian Evenson, Jeff VanderMeer, Ben Ehrenreich, Stanley Crawford, Seth Greenland and Janet Sarbanes, among others, including Rick Moody’s log of the Republican primary race earlier this year, an email debate between Michael Ventura and Black Clock editor Steve Erickson on Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, and a mysterious, unsigned missive written at the end of the world by Marilyn Monroe’s former bodyguard.




Special Offer For New Subscribers

Black Clock is offering a special subscription discount to new subscribers, good through August 2008:

  • take $15 off a 2-year subscription (list price: $35 USD)

OR

  • give a friend a free 1-year subscription (value: $20 USD) with the purchase of one 2-year subscription at list price.

To act on this offer, please visit Black Clock at Fiction On Demand and enter the coupon code bcfreeyr when completing your order. If you choose the second option, please also enter your recipient’s name in the “Notes” field when completing your order.