Publications by Alex Johnson and Susan Vallee; and a reading/release with Maurice Ruffin

More upcoming publication news from Peauxdunque. Long-time Peauxdunquian Susan Bennett Vallee will have her short story, “It Hurt to Remember,” appear in an upcoming issue of Deep South Magazine. And one of our newest members, Alex Johnson, has his story, “Forever Tonight,” in the inaugural issue of Situate Magazine!

Speaking of Situate, they will have a release party this Sunday, June 12, for their inaugural issue at Sidney’s Saloon (1200 St. Bernard, New Orleans) from 4 to 6 p.m. Peauxdunquian Maurice Carlos Ruffin, whose story, “A Brief Visit to San Dominick,” appears in the issue, will be a featured reader, along with C.W. Cannon. There will also be music spun by WWOZ dj George Ingmire, and a special showing of FLOTSAM (by Olivianne Motley) and DOUCE (by Leila Sabbagh and Monika Kozicz), in addition to homemade food, drinks, and other Festivities.

New poem publication for Nordette Adams

Peauxdunque poet Nordette Adams will have her poem, “Reports from the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory,” appear in the next issue of About Place Journal! Congratulations to Nordette; her poems are definitely pieces to keep your eye out for (pardon the ending of the sentence in a double preposition) (it’s Friday).

New Publications forthcoming by Kooy and Bartlett

More publications are forthcoming from Peauxdunquians Andrew Kooy and Tad Bartlett.

Andrew‘s short story, “Big and Strong,” will appear in the “Saints”-themed issue of Montreal-based journal, Ricky’s Back Yard. The issue will be released in May 2016.

Tad‘s short story, “The Non-Artists,” will be published in The Mulberry Fork Review, an online journal run out of Vancouver, Glasgow, and Hanceville, Alabama. Their latest issue with Tad’s story will be released the week of April 11, 2016.

Finally, big news is the publication of Tad‘s novella, Marchers’ Season, by the Boston-based Novella-TNovella-T has come up with a new distribution and compensation model for the hard-to-publish novella form. They serialize novellas and distribute installments weekly to subscribers, splitting the subscription revenue with the authors. Marchers’ Season will appear in six installments beginning on April 18, 2016.

Links to these publications and other news will appear as they become available on our Facebook page, so go Like us there!

Andrew Kooy and Tad Bartlett on either side of the group at Peauxdunque's 2016 Writers' Camp in Hopedale, Louisiana. Left-to-right: Andrew Kooy, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Susan Bennett Vallee, Denise Moore, Cassie Pruyn, Emilie Staat, Terri Shrum, Emily Capdeville, J.Ed. Marston, Susan Kagan, Emily Choate, and Tad Bartlett.

Andrew Kooy and Tad Bartlett on either side of the group at Peauxdunque’s 2016 Writers’ Camp in Hopedale, Louisiana. Left-to-right: Andrew Kooy, Maurice Carlos Ruffin, Susan Bennett Vallee, Denise Moore, Cassie Pruyn, Emilie Staat, Terri Shrum, Emily Capdeville, J.Ed. Marston, Susan Kagan, Emily Choate, and Tad Bartlett.

New publications from Zach Bartlett and Janis Turk

Two more Peauxdunquians are piling on the publication credits. The fiction podcast, Gallery of Curiosities, is picking up a story by Zach Bartlett. And The New Laurel Review will be publishing the short story, “Flight Path,” by Janis Turk! We’ll post links and more on our Facebook page as those stories become available.

Maurice Ruffin’s new publication, and a book signing

Peauxdunque founding member Maurice Carlos Ruffin will have a new publication in the Fall 2016 issue of Virginia Quarterly Review–his beautiful essay, “Fine Dining in New Orleans,” about race, class, and the shifting historical symbologies of eating out. You won’t want to miss this one.

In addition, Maurice‘s work is included in the upcoming New Orleans Noir: The Classics, edited by Julie Smith and including short stories by such other luminaries as James Lee Burke, Armand Lanusse, Grace King, Kate Chopin, O. Henry, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Shirley Ann Grau, John William Corrington, Tom Dent, Ellen Gilchrist, Valerie Martin, O’Neil De Noux, John Biguenet, Poppy Z. Brite, Nevada Barr, and Ace Atkins. Publisher’s Weekly recently gave the anthology a starred review, and singled out Maurice’s story, “The Pie Man,” calling it “a powerful examination of ethnic tensions in post-Katrina New Orleans.” The anthology will be released on March 1, and a book release reading and signing is on tap for Garden District Book Shop that day, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., featuring Julie Smith, Ace Atkins, Nevada Barr, O’Neil Denoux, and Maurice.

A starred review and another publication for Maurice

Maurice Carlos Ruffin‘s short story, “The Pie Man” (originally published in The South Carolina Review, and recipient of UNO’s 2011 Ernest Svenson Fiction Award) will appear in the upcoming (March 2016) anthology, New Orleans Noir: The Classics, edited by Julie Smith and published by Akashic Books. Publisher’s Weekly recently gave the anthology a starred review, and singled out “The Pie Man,” calling it “a powerful examination of ethnic tensions in post-Katrina New Orleans.”

Maurice will also have a new story coming out in the upcoming first issue of Situate magazine, a journal that will devote its content to a rotating roster of cities. The first issue will focus on New Orleans, and will include Maurice’s story, “A Brief Visit to San Dominick.”

Peauxdunque publishing on both sides of the pond

In the latest publication news from Peauxdunque, April Blevins Pejic will have her excellent essay, “Affray,” published in the next issue of Green Briar Review. And Tad Bartlett will have his short story, “Birmingham Breakdown,” published in the upcoming issue of The Stockholm Review of Literature! Keep an eye on Peauxdunque’s Facebook page for links to these stories, and more, as they go live.