Bold Strokes Books * March 2015 New Releases

Click here to be taken to Bold Strokes Books * March 2015 New Releases. There, you can read the introduction and first two stories of this year’s anthology:

SAS Anthology Scaled 2

In alphabetical order by author’s last name, the 2015 Saints and Sinners Short Fiction Contest finalists are:

“Gingerbread” by Eric Andrew-Katz

“Days of Awe” by N.S. Beranek

“Basketball Fever” by Maureen Brady

“Wrens Knell” by Kristyn Dunnion

“Pageant Girl” by Sam Hawk

“Fat Hands” by John Kane

“Maple Beach People” by Lee Lynch

“Hustlers Court” by Frank Perez

“A Perfect Fit” by Felice Picano

“‘Til it Bleeds” by Jerry Rabushka

“Femorph” by James Russell

“What it was Turned Ollie Queer” by Mike Tuohy

This years entries were stronger than ever and the judges found the selection process difficult. With that in mind, for the first time we are also announcing a list of Honorable Mentions. The judges found these stories to be very strong contenders and while they are not being included in the 2015 anthology, we wanted to acknowledge them.

The Saints and Sinners 2015 Short Fiction Honorable Mentions are, in alphabetical order by authors last name:

Tom Baker for “Arianna”

Rich Barnett for “White Paint”

Elaine Burnes for “Auto Repair”

J.R. Greenwell for “A Tongue and a Twerk”

Angel Propps for “Carnations”

Vince Sgambati for “Vera’s Place”

Kacie Stetson for “Nganga”

Karis Walsh for “Transport”

Hotel Monteleone

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Site of the Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival and Saints and Sinners Literary Festival.

About SAS (from their website):

The Saints and Sinners Literary Festival was founded in 2003 as a new initiative designed as an innovative way to reach the community with information about HIV/AIDS, particularly disseminating prevention messages via the writers, thinkers and spokes-people of the LGBT community. It was also formed to bring the LGBT literary community together to celebrate the literary arts.

The Festival has grown into an internationally-recognized event that brings together a who’s who of LGBT publishers, writers and readers from throughout the United States and beyond. The Festival, held over 4 days each Spring, feature panel discussions and master classes around literary topics that provide a forum for authors, editors and publishers to talk about their work for the benefit of emerging writers and the enjoyment of fans of LGBT literature.

For more, visit  http://sasfest.org/

 

Old Nemesis…We Meet Again

The steamboat Natchez beat the Belle of Louisville in The Great Steamboat Race in 1982. Since the retirement in 2009 of the Delta Queen, the annual race–part of the two-week long Kentucky Derby Festival–most often features the Belle of Cincinnati against the Belle of Louisville, but over the years several other craft have taken part.

The Natchez has only competed in the event once.

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William S. Burroughs House, Algiers Point

If you walk way, way, way out on Algiers Point you will eventually reach the unassuming shotgun house William S. Burroughs lived in for a year.

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Note: It’s really quite a hike. If you’re travelling with a non-writer, they may not see the same value in the excursion. Stick to your guns.