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While You're Waiting...

July 27, 2003

The Inkburns staff has been overwhelmed by several things recently:

  • a huge influx of submissions—many of them excellent, all of them interesting—which we are struggling to read and respond to and hope to share with you soon
  • the tremendous load of activity that hits us every summer, for reasons that have never been clear
  • a sudden and unexpected offer to travel to Los Angeles for a few days, to consult for a large and powerful utility (think Chinatown) and also to visit friends and soak in the California vibe, which offer we jumped on with both feet

And so we will be a bit behind with site updates for a short while. We will be back next week with tremendous force. In the meantime, here are some things we'd recommend you check out:

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
    The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


    The Curious Incident of the Dog in Night-Time
    : A terrific book, not long but quite enjoyable and thought-provoking.
  • Lost In La Mancha: Now on DVD, a tragic-comic documentary about the "unmaking of a movie," the movie in question being Terry Gilliam's attempt at a Man of La Mancha film. Lost in La Mancha
  • My Trip to Liberty City : A short film by No Media Kings, it's video of someone playing (actually just walking around in) the Grand Theft Auto video game, with unexpected narration. So funny.
  • William Shatner's interpretation of Elton John's "Rocketman": Oh my word. Easily the weirdest bit of television ever. It starts funny, but then gets better. (Click the link in the upper right-hand corner of the window.)

More coming soon.

Happy Birthday to Us!

July 1, 2003

This month, Inkburns turns two years old. Thank you to all the readers who have been with us from the start—your continued support makes this venture worthwhile. And as always, thank you to each contributor who supplied the fine features we are lucky to publish.

With the start of Volume 3, we are moving to a new format: We will publish one new feature each week. This works out to about the same number of stories, essays, art galleries, poems, and so forth yearly; but it spreads the effort of publication more evenly over time, and we hope it will encourage people to visit more often. You can now look forward to a new feature every Monday (or Tuesday, if we're running late).

We'll continue to send out monthly emails to subscribers to remind you of new and recent items. As always, subscriptions are free.

New at Inkburns

June 24, 2003

It has been a long time since we've had New News here at Inkburns. A long, long time. Not that there hasn't been anything new here, or any news. There have been both. We just haven't felt inclined to write about them. However, it is now time to roust ourselves and alert you to some newish news of interest:

  • Inkburns was mentioned in the June issue of the Flash Fiction Newsletter . Several flash fiction writers—many, in fact—have since submitted fine, new material to this site, which our editorial staff is enjoying reviewing. We look forward to presenting such fabulous flash fiction here soon. In the meantime, we suggest you visit the Flash Fiction Newsletter.
  • A charming Letter to the Editor was posted on the Inkboard in response to the book review last issue, said letter having been written by the authors of the reviewed book.
  • We have terrific new links on the Related Links page.

Also, the new Harry Potter book came out. We're not sure why this publishing event has received so little coverage in the press. How can they hope to sell any copies of this book if they don't tell anyone about it? Good marketing is a lost art.