Monday, January 26, 2009


More responses to EVER from kind readers:

Luca Dipierro ('Ever is one the few books that entered in my organism through my mouth instead of my eyes.')

Daniel Bailey ('the book reads like a massive poem to no one and nothing that has ever existed.')

Kevin Wilson ('if there ever was a book created to be read while holding a feverish baby against your chest, this is the book.')

I am a literary hottie (though I don't remember saying any of the things in these quotes as I was b-day drunk).

Better news: NO COLONY 002 is now for sale. We just got the proof back from the printer, and it is a sick, sick beast, full of an absolutely butt-grinding slew of new words. We learned a lot about book design in doing 001 and as a result this one looks even better than before, inside and out.

(that amazing cover image is by Michael Berryhill)

Among these we have 2 authors publishing their first ever works in print, a monologue titled 'In Praise of Rape,' a cryptic phone game, our longest story yet in form of literary mystery about a man addicted to porn, an excerpt from Ken Sparling's most recent and as yet unpublished novel, as well as some other crazy and new as new milk words. Here is who:

Alan Bajandas
Isadora Bey
Kristina Born
Aaron Burch
Blake Butler
Luca Dipierro
Scott Garson
Rachel B. Glaser
Chris Higgs
Brandon Hobson
Edward Kim
Matt Kirkpatrick
Rauan Klassnik
Lee Klein
Darby Larson
Evan Lavender-Smith
Patrick Leonard
Eugene Lim
Sean Lovelace
Anthony Luebbert
Conor Madigan
Gene Morgan
Bryson Newhart
Christian Peet
Jennifer Pieroni
Kathryn Regina
Joanna Ruocco
Bradley Sands
Ken Sparling
William Walsh
Corey Zeller

(Look, how clean!)

You can now order the issue (we will have them in hand by the weekend) for $10 NO COLONY, or if you don't have 001 yet you can get both for $15, and we also are now offering a subscription for issues 002-005 for $35, which is a limited time bargain price or something market-languaged like that.

For those that have submissions still outstanding, you are in the window for future issues, as we ran out of room and therefore stopped reading before we closed the issue. So it might be a min, but it's better than a blanket rejection party, no? New subs will likely reopen after AWP.

Anyway, we hope you will purchase and enjoy this fine piece of strange meat. I have to say, from cover to cover this collection of writing makes me want to write, for every inch. I am really excited about the words in here.

We appreciate your support.


kristina born said...


BlogSloth said...

You put me in a collection with Ken fucking Sparling? KICK ASS.


I am spending 2009 mimicking his style. I don't feel badly doing that--I think all writers should mimic a better writer's style.

Rock on.




i am glad you guys are excited. the issue is revoltingly good.

i agree with you too on the imitation: mimicry is vital.

ken's story, too, is !!!!!!

Matt DeBenedictis said...

Love the blur of title on the background. It screams in four diffrent harmonies.

ken baumann said...

Sean and Matt: Yes and thanks.

gene said...

hot shit. looks dope blake. i'll order mine in a min. also, got EVER in the mail. sitting next to the new gass begging to be read. congrats again man.

Luca Dipierro said...

Looks great. Spacca il culo.

christopher higgs said...

Wow, that cover is really great!

I'm excited and I'm honored to be included.

Kathryn said...

it looks beautiful. i'm excited!


:) I am excited for people to get these words, they are hot.

Sinbad said...

Anthony has a website:


thank you, added

ael said...

Excited for Lee Klein awesomeness!

Mike z said...

I'll subscribe when I can.

peter b. said...


Brandi Wells said...

i am so freaking excited.

BlogSloth said...

Is that your eye on the blog? Get rid of it. I don't like that fucking eye.

Conor Robin Madigan said...

hey, i got a website too, but it's not fancy and doesn't require flash, so it's kind of like a supper table with no food, but plates and a real nice butter dish. Goddamn. ken sparling.