A Review of “Shapeway” that Wants to Make Me Cry

Joe Sullivan has reviewed Monkeybicycle 9 on his blog, and he has this to say about my story “Shapeway”:

“I have not read a story I’ve loved as much as I love Colleen Morrissey’s ‘Shapeway’ from Monkeybicycle 9. I’ve read it several times. I’ve taken it to bed with me. I’ve smiled at it again and again and again. It’s so perfect, I can hardly talk about it… If you read nothing else in this issue, read this. If you need one reason to buy this issue, this is it: ‘Shapeway.'”

I have nothing coherent with which to respond to this review.  What is inside my head at the moment is essentially a prolonged, happy scream.

Thank you, Joe.  I appreciate it very deeply.

Please read the rest of the review at his blog.

I will read your fiction and nonfiction.

Hello, folks.  I’m now a fiction and non-fiction reader for Beecher’s, the grad-student-run literary magazine at the University of Kansas.  At the present moment, I am the only non-fiction reader, so, non-fiction submitters, your lives are almost solely in my hands.  The magazine, which is pretty darn gorgeous, is now open to submissions through April 1, 2013.  Submit here!


Also, here is a new review of Monkeybicycle9 at NewPages.com by Justin Brouckaert.  He calls the magazine “a great read, issue after issue.”