Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Fix review and congrats to Vanessa!

There is a great review in The Fix of the 3rd issue of Greatest Uncommon Denominator magazine, which I am honoured to be included in, along with my writer friend Michelle Tandoc-Pichereau.
The theme of GUD #3 is Mechanical Flight. The cover, created by Zak Jarvis, shows parts of a model steam bat. What’s really cool is how on page 205 there are instructions on how to assemble the steam bat. It’s a neat piece of work and ties in with the aesthetic which strives to connect various art forms, thus creating Greatest Uncommon Denominator. Issue #3 is pretty hefty with more than 200 pages of stories, artwork, and poetry.
They give my flash fiction story a brief but extremely kind mention:
Tania Hershman’s “Splitting the Atom” is short and sweet. I can’t say much about it without giving it away. But you won’t want to miss this one
I say don't miss this whole issue, it's the first GUD I have read and I was extremely impressed, an excellent and entertaining read, so full and so diverse. Find out more here.

Secondly, huge congratulations to Vanessa, whose poem made the shortlist of the highly prestigious Bridport Prize. Vanessa, already an award-winning short story writer whose stunning first collection, Words from a Glass Bubble, was published in March, is a new poet, and it seems as though the universe is telling her that she is definitely on the right track. Is there anything this woman can't do?!
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Vanessa Gebbie said...

Thanks T...

Is there anything I can't do? yeah, plenty. Most things.

I can't ski down a black run or climb Everest. I can't make a sponge cake or knit a fairisle jumper. I can't dive or run a marathon. I can't speak Japanese, Javanese, Serbo-Croat or Urdu.

I can, however, make a good instant coffee....

Nik's Blog said...

What a cool review, Tania. And well done to V.


Douglas Bruton said...

A neat hit... well done Tania.