Wednesday, October 10, 2007

French Handwriting in Italian (Best Erotica 2007)

French Handwriting in Italian (Best Erotica 2007)
Good news...recently Tristan Taoromino, the editor of Best Lesbian Erotica 2007 (cleis press) who published one of my short stories told me that an Italian publishing house wanted to buy the rights to my story, French Handwriting . The story will be sold to Arnoldo Mondadori Editore Publishing house in Italy for use in Best Erotica 2007. I will get 300 US dollars and they will own it for 10 years. Yay real money for Z-money! I am psyched! Finally writing pays off.

below is thee-mail I recieved:

Dear Zoe Alexandra,
Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Rosamaria De Donatis and I work in the Rights and Acquisitions Dept of the Italian Publishing House Arnoldo Mondadori Editore. We are going to publish an anthology called "Best erotica 2007" and we would like to include your tale French Handwriting.We offer an outright fee of 300 usd, payable on the signature of the contract.Publication: within 12 monthsLicense term: 10 yearsI hope our terms meet your approval and I look forward to hearing from you.

Best wishes,
Rosamaria De Donatis

Monday, October 8, 2007

Update on my publications:

My poem, "It is You Who Hides Behind" is featured in the current issue of Remark Magazine (damn fine poetry)

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"My Time, The Lunch Break Book" is finally out from Poet Plant Press and I'm damn proud to be the featured poet.
My poem "It is You Who Hides Behind" is featured in the current issue of Remark magazine:
A lot of familiar names in here! Here's the skinny:

My Time - The Lunch Break BookA book project by Chris Bodor
Featured poet: Wayne Mason
Illustrations by Jad Fair, Ashley Bobbett, and Marc SnyderForward by David Barker (author of Lunch Hour Poems)
Contact Chris for contributer copy discountsEveryone else:$10 each Check, MO, well hidden cash to:Chris BodorPoet Plant PressPO Box 861094St. Augustine, FL 32086-1740 USA
Featuring poems written during, or inspired by, the lunch break.

David Hill/ Mary Beth Bodor/ Michael D. Grover/ Linda Kay/ Royce Icon/ Austin Taylor/ Jason Gray/ Raindog/ Aleathia Drehmer/ Glenda Bailey Mershon/ Steven Seidenfeld/ Zachary C. Bush/ Cheryl A. Townsend/ Miles J. Bell/ Karl Koweski/ Wayne Mason/ t. kilgore splake/ Adrian Manning/ Helen P. Peterson/ Misti Rainwater-Lites, Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozababal/ Michele McDannold/ J. D. Nelson/ Luis H. Valadez/ Zoe Alexandra/ Mathias Nelson/ Chris Bodor

more info:

More forthcoming poems from me will appear in Thieves Jargon (props to new editor & friend Zachary C. Bush) & the Cerebral Catalyst. I'll keep you posted for when they go live!