Wednesday, November 19, 2008

A stunning and original record of contemporary American life, this anthology contains essays, memoirs, letters, stories, poems, photos, and art from 44 contributors all across the US. Men and women of various backgrounds, ethnicities, and perspectives explore how the events of the years 2000 to 2008 have affected their lives, loves, families and fortunes. Edited and designed by David Barringer.

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Contributors include Shari Goldhagen, Amy Guth, Lee Klein, Claudia Smith, Steve Almond, Ghazaleh Etezal, Patricia Cumbie, Deron Bauman, Blythe Winslow, Catherine Price, Faruk Ulay, Kevin Free, Joshua Gross, Maggie Shearon, Timmy Waldron, Little Shiva, Tony Rodriguez, Anjali Budhiraja, Molly Gaudry, Josh Olsen, Dave Morrison, Spencer Dew, Alison Morse, SSG. Stewart W. Boner, Kurt Carlson, James Reeves, Heather Kelley, Felix Sockwell, and many more.

What Happened to Us These Last Couple Years?
An Anthology of the Bush Years, 2000-2008
Edited by David Barringer
44 Contributors
$20 (free shipping) | 256 pages | 6x9 | Elope Press & So New

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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Go Green! (But Save Me First)

The Go Green! issue of Opium Magazine (Spring 2008) is now available. I'll post sample spreads shortly. You can see sample spreads of issues 3, 4 and 5 on my site. Meanwhile, buy the issue or subscribe here.

Contents: stories by Aimee Bender, Benjamin Percy, and many others. Winners of the Opium Bookmark Story Contest. Each issue comes with a bookmark on which is printed the winning 250-word story. Interview with Amanda Lear. 100-word stories from Tuesday Shorts, including one by Jacquelyn Mitchard. Select stories from the wit-lit ezine Sweet Fancy Moses. Beautifully wrought satire from the “Go Green! Guidebook of Restraint & Responsibility,” by yours truly. Art from Tymek Jezierski. Cartoons from CM Evans and John Callahan. Editor Todd Zuniga.

Design for Mind Games

I designed the book cover for the story collection, Mind Games, by David Gianatasio, available for preorder at Word Riot Press. I tried to avoid all literal expressions of minds and games to suggest, instead, the mind games people play in relationships.

Design for The Suburban Swindle

I designed the book cover for Jackie Corley's story collection, The Suburban Swindle, available now for preorder. Jackie took a photo of the statue in her mother's front yard. I fooled around with 8 different versions until we found one we liked.