Harold Jaffe’s Othello Blues Now Available

Editor-in-Chief Harold Jaffe’s book Othello Blues has been revised and republished and is now available for purchase. You can find Othello Blues on Amazon.

Dedicated to legendary bluesman Robert Johnson, Othello Blues is as edgily brilliant as a Robert Johnson solo. Like Johnson’s blues, Jaffe’s futurist blues novel surprises and impresses with its harshness and lyricism, its uncanny twists and turns.

Set in New York City and delta Mississippi in the mid-21st century, Othello Blues features Othello (called Otis) on guitar, Cassio on bass and Iago on harmonica and jew’s harp. Desdemona is the guileless, white wife of Otis and advocate of Cassio. All three are fatally victimized by the treacherous Iago, who has to be one of the most captivating villains in recent literature.

Though rooted in Shakespeare’s tragedy and subtly adhering to fundamental aspects of that drama, Othello Blues is at the same time a parable of lust, racism, delta blues and lean, syncopated prose.

Superstition Review: Issue 12 and Launch Party

Superstition Review is the online literary magazine produced by creative writing and web design students at Arizona State University. Founded by Patricia Colleen Murphy in 2008, the mission of the journal is to promote contemporary art and literature by providing a free, easy-to-navigate, high quality online publication that features work by established and emerging artists and authors from all over the world. We publish two issues a year with art, fiction, interviews, nonfiction and poetry.


Fiction International 46 is Shipping This Week!


Fiction International‘s latest issue is being shipped to subscribers this week!

The journal’s 46th issue is packed with new works exploring the theme “Real Time/Virtual.”

The issue can still be ordered online. Follow that link and click the cover to preview some of the latest stories.

After ordering FI 46, take a moment to submit to our upcoming issue on “Phobia/Philia.” We’re accepting submissions through December 15.

Fiction International’s New Issue Is Now Available

ImageThe Fiction International office just received its latest issue from the printers. Readers can now order their own copies online!

The magazine’s 46th edition tackles “Real Time/Virtual”:

 “Virtual” is not just interfacing with “real” time but devouring it–at least in “developed” nations. Half the world, including much of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the elderly everywhere still inhabit real time, but these millions scarcely count. The electronic revolution/devolution seems unstoppable. Who is really profiting from it?

Order now for new work by:

Tyrone Nagai, Charles Lowe, Norman Conquest, Samantha Memi, J.S. Kierland, Shane Roeschlein, Thomas Fuchs, Adam Klein, Larry Fondation, Ryan Francis Kelly, Guy R. Beining, D. Harlan Wilson, Tara Stillions Whitehead, Thaddeus Rutkowski, Robert Hamburger, Michael Hemmingson, John Edward Lawson, Paul Forristal, Michelle Herold, Andy O’Clancy, Natalie Quave, Chad Stroup, Randall Lahrman, Ryan Forsythe, Jo Ellen Aragon, Carla Wilson, Francois Bereaud, Michael Filas, Gary Lain, and Harold Jaffe.

Halina Duraj Is This Week’s Living Writers Series Author

Halina DurajThe Hugh C. Hyde Living Writers Series continues this week with guest author Halina Duraj. She will read from her work on October 9th at San Diego State University, the publishing home of Fiction International.

Duraj is an assistant professor in the English Department at University of California, San Diego. Augury Books in New York City recently announced that its first collection of short stories will be Duraj’s The Family Cannon. Her stories have previously appeared in The Sun, Fiction, Witness, and other journals.

For more than 25 years, SDSU has hosted the writers series in order to highlight both established and emerging authors. The events are free and open to the public. This week’s event with Duraj takes places on Wednesday, October 9th at 7 p.m. in Love Library, Room 430, at SDSU.