• We Like to Rock the Party

    Posted Posted by David Duhr in WBN News & Events     Comments 2 comments

    Our local lovable literary journal American Short Fiction is holding its next launch party right here at WriteByNight HQ, and your presence is expected. Nay, required! Not that any local WBNer in his/her right mind would want to miss a night of music, readings, and beer. And beer. And beer.

    And shorts. No shorts, no service.

    Below is ASF‘s press release for the event. Don’t let us down, WriteByNighters; we expect you all to show up in full force and represent!

    We also expect you to tell all your friends (real and Facebook), all your Twitter followers, everyone in your address book, and everyone in the phone book.



    American Short Fiction Launches its Spring Issue at WriteByNight

    Are you, um, hot yet? Are you maybe having trouble breathing when you get in your car in the afternoon? Is the world a little hazy? Do you have nightmares about triple-digit temperatures? Are your jeans starting to feel like a straightjacket?

    We’ve got an idea and that idea is shorts.

    Shorts are your fun friends. Shorts can go anywhere with you. Shorts won’t complain. Shorts won’t tie you down. Shorts could probably solve all your problems if you’d just let them. And shorts would like to celebrate.

    American Short Fiction announces our spring issue (summer spirit) launch party, complete with all the shorts you can handle—of the literary and sartorial varieties. Featuring brilliant flash fiction writer Sophie Rosenblum, Austin acting talent Kelli Bland, literary provocateur Wayne Alan Brenner, and readings from ASF’s online short short series. Plus Americana music by Jesse Woods. Beverages provided by Live Oak Brewing Company.

    7 pm, Saturday, June 4, $5 suggested donation. WriteByNight East Side writing loft, 1305 E. Sixth St., Suite 4.

    You know what to wear.



    AMERICAN SHORT FICTION is your loveable local literary journal. Stories originally published by the Austin magazine have been included in major literary anthologies such as The O. Henry Prize Stories, Best American Short Stories, Best American Nonrequired Reading, and the Best of the Web. ASF‘s latest honor: Susan Steinberg’s “Cowboys,” first featured in our spring 2010 issue, will be reprinted this fall in The Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses.



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    Jose Skinner

    I liked the way only the beginnings of a few stories were read. If you liked what you heard, well…buy the magazine!!

    David Duhr

    Agreed. It’s an excellent issue, front to back. ASF is one magazine that is consistently good.

    Thanks for coming–we enjoyed having you there.

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