I’m happy to have a short story published in the journal Flyway — particularly because it’s now online and free the world. You can check out the story here. My notes to go with the story: Our society’s addiction to eating animals is leading our planet, inexorably, to a dark future. “Free Range” explores what … Read more
We are looking for 4-5 short stories to round out Among Animals. If you happen upon this blog and you think you’ve got a story that might be a fit, please submit here.
So we’re in the process of publishing a second edition of the highly regarded anthology Among Animals. We’re about 1/3 of the way to having a full collection, so if you’ve got a short story in you, submit it soon!
I wanted to share this video of Rod speaking at length about his life as an activist. As many of you know, he inspired part of The Tourist Trail. Rod Coronado Keynote from Burning Hearts Media on Vimeo.
I want to see “environmental writing” evolve, and quickly. Here’s what I mean.
I’ll be headed to Greenville, South Carolina in a week to participate in the Centre Stage New Plays Festival. It’s an honor to be included and I’m particularly excited to see what people think of my full-length play Meat the Parents. Here’s a brief description: Bonnie, a high school senior and carnivore trapped within a family of … Read more
I am very happy that the literary journal Mason’s Road has published my one-act play Little Red House. You can read it here. It’s just ten minutes long. And, yes, it does have an animal rights theme. I hope you like it…
Animals in zoos get depressed. Kinda obvious, I know. Still, it’s nice to see The New York Times covering this issue. The article is about a man who helps captive animals cope better with the trauma of being held captive. Drugs are sometimes used. I feel for this man because he is doing his best to ease their … Read more
As readers of this blog know well, I’m a passionate believer in the power of “eco-fiction” to change hearts and minds. So Midge and I have announced a new book award, The Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature. The 2014 prize will be judged by New York Times bestselling author Karen Joy Fowler, whose most recent book is We Are All Completely … Read more
We all know or should know by now that polar bears are suffering from reduced ice up north. But few people know about what’s happening to penguins down south. If you have a spare 10 minutes, listen to this interview with Dee Boersma on her recent study about Magellanic Penguins in Punta Tombo, Argentina. I … Read more
I’m biased, of course. I’m the editor. But I’m also a reader and I’ve consistently been frustrated over the years by the lack of novels and short stories that truly “get” the complex (and often violent) relationships between humans and animals. I’m immensely proud of this book. If you’re a member of the media or … Read more