wistfulness: or the last time I will shoot a book for HTML Giant, theoretically.

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October 9th, 2014 / 7:34 pm

Fiction Writers Review does a Michael Czyzniejewski feature. We get an interview, all kinds of links you should touch with the tip of your tongue. (You move your mouse with your tongue, right? I mean you are at this site…) We get love for Michael. It is deserved.


mb6Monkeybicycle No. 6 is available for pre-order here. From the editors:

In this edition of Monkeybicycle’s print version, we move back toward the traditional style of fine literature that we so recklessly abandoned for issue five. Loaded with dozens of incredible stories and poems from the likes of Ryan Boudinot, Kim Chinquee, Curtis Smith, Laura van den Berg, as well as so, so many more, this book is sure to please. Check out the full line-up below, and then pick up your copy today!

Contributors: Shane Allison, Sheila Ashdown, Richard Barrett, Matt Bell, Ryan Boudinot, Kim Chinquee, Martha Clarkson, Michael Czyzniejewski, Daniel O. Harris, Drew Jackson, Jason Jordan, Jing Li, Frayn Masters, Corey Mesler, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, CS Reid, Nora Robertson, Sarah Salway, Curtis Smith, Tyler Stoddard Smith, John Spiers, Joe Sullivan, Matthew Summers-Sparks, Twixt, Laura van den Berg, Cody Walker, Brandi Wells, and Jay Wexler.

It comes out April 25. [Reasons why April is the cruelest month: T.S. Eliot said so, taxes are due, Hitler’s birthday. Reasons why April is the coolest month: Monkeybicycle No. 6 is released, Kind of Blue is recorded.] Big props to Kim Chinquee, who is in the current/new American Short Fiction, Bateau, and NOON.

Also, check out these [this & this] one-sentence stories which I’ve been enjoying.

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March 25th, 2009 / 5:54 pm

Are you Henry Mansfield

I owe Monkeybicycle a lot. My first ever print publication was with them. One of my first online pieces appeared on their site. And for a brief time, they turned editing duties for their site to me—probably long before I was really ready to do it, too.

The last thing published before I took over (the last thing edited by Shya Scanlon) was this piece:

America Fell In Love with the Explosions Technician

Did you read it? Go read it. It rules. It seriously rules. It makes my top ten best fucking things published online list. (As does the previously linked to Thomas Game Boy thing Gene wrote.)

At some point during my tenure as the editor, I wrote to this person, this “Henry Mansfield” and attempted to solicit more work. I never heard back from him. I’ve never seen anything else by him online.

So I figure its a pseudonym. But I can’t be 100% sure.

Dear reader, are you Henry Mansfield? Say hello! Write to me at giantblinditems at gmail dot com.

Dear reader, find Henry Mansfield!  Dear reader, let’s make a saint of Henry Mansfield.

Dear reader, write the hagiography of Henry Mansfield in the comments. A prize for my favorite.

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November 19th, 2008 / 2:59 pm