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Writing Craft, Vol. V: Novelist and short fiction writer John McManus

July 26, 2011


I spoke with Norfolk, Va., fiction writer John McManus earlier this week for a Belligerent Q&A. This is a follow up with some of his responses to questions emailed earlier this summer. A full disclosure reminder: McManus is one of my professors in the Old Dominion University MFA Creative Writing Program. In addition to being […]

Belligerent Q&A, Vol X: Novelist and short story writer John McManus

July 25, 2011


Norfolk, Va., novelist, short story writer, educator, and columnist John McManus visited France earlier this summer, dealing a crushing defeat to my dreams of getting this Belligerent Q&A posted in June 2011. In America, we don’t look backwards, even if it’s only a month or so. We can’t get ¬†within 1,000 meters of a month […]

Belligerent Q&A, Vol. III: Travis A. Everett of Tunnel Traffic

April 4, 2011


    Tunnel Traffic is an open-mike reading series that generally is held at Borjo Coffeehouse near Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va. The series was developed by Travis A. Everett in coordination with the MFA Creative Writing Program at Old Dominion University. One of its sponsors is Barely South Review, the program’s online literary […]

Publication rights and the Web

February 7, 2011


I published a short story many years ago that involved a respectable enough literary review, a contract and a sum of money for first-publication rights. This was before the Web was an issue. Back then, everything was made of wood, you see. Now, for the second time since the online age began (really the past […]

Barely South Review features Dennis Lehane

January 19, 2011


The new edition of Barely South Review is now online, and among its many new features is an interview/essay by Tony DeLateur with Dennis Lehane, author of Mystic River and other novels. DeLateur is a pal from the Old Dominion University Creative Writing program. He does a nice job walking through Lehane’s general chop-busting of […]


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