First, co-hostess Mary Hamilton has a (wow holy shit amazing) story in the new Smokelong! It also features this painting by her amazing brother, Eddie:
Smokelong Quarterly, June 25, 2009 Issue
Me and Theodore Are Trapped in the Trunk of the Car with Rags in Our Mouths and Tape Around Our Wrists and Ankles, Please Let Us Out., by Mary Louise Hamilton
Second! Mascot Toby Bengelsdorf has a book out from Another New Calligraphy!
An Implausibility of Gnus is the product of Bengelsdorf’s compulsive pick-pocketing from the coats of the American psyche. Over 30 short and shorter stories pack into the collection, each revealing sparkling tidbits of the ordinary or ordinary disclosures of the fantastical: kitchen slop and siphophores, travel and murder. Connect the dots if you care to, or just marvel at the rounded corners and think about swimming.
Numbered box of handmade cards, books, and "ketchup"
$10 (US postage paid)
Buy! (It's gorgeously designed by ANC, and it's written by Toby. What more could you want?!)
Congrats to both writers! Thanks for associating yourselves with Quickies! even though you both have no choice!