Yes, I'm one of the authors of Atlanta Nights
. I may or may not 'fess up to which chapter I wrote. In order to write it, I self-induced a deep state of narrative fugue. Thereafter, lest I inadvertently divulge any details--or, woe and betide, the very existence--of the project, I self-induced a selective amnesia. Which means I should probably take a look at it before I go owning up to anything. Then again, few chapters remain unattributed
. So my days of anonymity are doubtless numbered in any event.
All that aside...I'm happy to have had a gnarled typing hand in the book, and I'm delighted by the entire sting and the shady publishing practices it's bringing attention to. I salute Jim Macdonald
for pulling it off.
Here's the manuscript
. Here's PublishAmerica's acceptance letter
Here's a Washington Post article
about PublishAmerica that's worth creating a login to read.
Added on update: Here's a transcription
of the February 5th Los Angeles Times
article (transcription link via scarlettina
Added on update: Here's the Wikipedia entry
, with a list of authors. (I suspect there will be a temptation for some of those authors to create entries for themselves. I was discomfited by the thought of doing that, and relieved to find this
. I am tempted to make stubs for the people whose work I'm familiar with. If I can contribute on some other topic first, I'll consider it.)Making Light
's posts of January 28
and January 30
provide (of course) lots of linkage and outstanding commentary.Here's beth_bernobich
's LJ entry. Here's sartorias
's. Added on update: norilana
's Genre Hetaera blog
, where she posted about it on January 31st.Here's
Robin Hobb's rant about PublishAmerica over at SFF Net
I'll post more soon. It's kitty city here in the freelance swamp.
Update: Mine's the last chapter. I have enough shreds of memory of writing it, and see more than enough of my own gleefully indulged narrative tics and euphorically inserted intentional errors, to be certain, but I still
had to go check my archived email to make sure it came from me.