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"What Is Last Drink Bird Head? That’s the catalyst editors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer provided to over 80 writers in creating this unique anthology, with all proceeds going to ProLiteracy.org. All each writer got was an email with "Last Drink Bird Head" in the subject line and the directions "Who or what is Last Drink Bird Head? Under 500 words." The result? Last Drink Bird Head is a blues musician, a performance artist, a type of alcohol, a town in Texas, and even a song sung by girl scouts in Antarctica. Famed designer John Coulthart did the interior, which features bobbing bird heads in the corners of the pages, so that the antho is also a flipbook."

(More info: http://www.jeffvandermeer.com/2009/09/24/last-drink-bird-head-for-charity-party-pre-orders-awards-and-more/ )

This a fantastic project. Guaranteed to be one of the coolest anthologies released this year. And all the money it makes is going to a great charity.

I offer a brief sample of my own contribution:

"The burbling music changed to indicate Bird Head's fortunes. The happy wandering song could be interrupted at any moment by the chirping aria when a siren tempted Bird Head over a cliff to land in a bed of razors. Or by a fast, minor march when a wandering hangman captured Bird Head and forced him along the crimson carpet to his portable gibbet."

In other news, my story "Court Scranto" appears in the most recent issue of Weird Tales magazine. (#353).
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From:jtglover
Date:September 25th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
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Congrats on the pubs!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:September 25th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC)
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Congrats! That's a great story.

- Keyan
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Date:September 25th, 2009 12:34 pm (UTC)

Court Scranto

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Finally! I haven't had a look at that one yet, and I've been looking forward to it. =) Good job!
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From:bruorton
Date:September 25th, 2009 12:36 pm (UTC)

Re: Court Scranto

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Um, sorry, that was me not logged in. I should have noticed there was a problem when before posting it asked me, "Identify yourself as a human." I laughed out loud, then just followed along without asking questions. Not quite awake yet, methinks.
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From:mr_earbrass
Date:September 25th, 2009 09:29 pm (UTC)

Congrats!

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Looking forward to Scranto big time!
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From:uberuberhip
Date:September 30th, 2009 07:27 am (UTC)
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Your country is proud of you!
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From:astrobolism
Date:October 2nd, 2009 02:45 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, everyone.
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