It's not up on their front page yet, but the new Summer Fiction Issue of DIAGRAM, featuring the finalists and winner of the 2008 $5 Innovative Fiction Prize, is now live. My favorite thing I think is Amelia Gray's surreal little robotoid text, but everything else is also massive, including Mark Leidner, Debra DiBlasi, Amanda Goldblatt, Sarah Scoles, Kea Wilson and several others. I also have a story THE MANY FORMS OF RAIN ___ SENT UPON US IN THOSE DAYS BEFORE THE LAST DAYS, yet another from Scorch Atlas, which has begun to remove the lining from the roof of my house and is eating all the liquor and can no longer feel its knees. Please enjoy.
This story was an effort to increase awareness about the unfortunate viral possession known as GASHING CAREERISM that by 2020 will have wiped our beaches clean and has in many counties begun to claim certain children here, already, now: