Sunday, May 25, 2008

UPDATE: Particles and Galaxies Comics

Ballyhoo Stories is back with four online comics on the theme "Particles and Galaxies": In Maris Wicks "Coping with Death" a young man confronts Death with his fists; Shawn Cheng lets us in on the thoughts of an astronaut before take off in "Countdown"; in Matthew Bernier's "Antoine" a crashed fighter pilot is confronted by both the immense and the miniscule; and Claudia Dávila's "The Grass Seed" reveals the fuel behind the entire universe.

Read what PopMatters calls "an eclectic mix of imagination and talent, with the quirky featured as prominently as the poignant" at


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Event: AWP NYC 2008

This year's AWP conference (Wednesday, January 30 to Saturday, February 2) is bound to be the biggest and the best. For those of you who don't know, the annual Association of Writers & Writing Programs Conference is where over 7,000 writers, professors, editors, and publishers gather for bookfair, panels and discussions, and more important, after parties. Ballyhoo Stories will be selling their popular comics issue, Sin and Redemption. NOTE THIS: On Saturday, February 2, the general public may attend the book fair. This is a rare opportunity to drop in on the country's largest independent press fair without purchasing a conference badge so don't miss it!

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Contributor News: Pushcart Honorable Mention

Ballyhoo Stories would like to congratulate Amy Gustine. Her story "Golden Medene" from our Crossroads and Weigh Stations Issue received an honorable mention in the latest issue of the 2008 Pushcart Prize anthology.

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Sunday, December 02, 2007

50 STATES: California

Ballyhoo Stories is pleased to announce the publication of our newest 50 States story: "California: Animal Past" by Kenneth Calhoun. "Animal Past" is the story about two teenagers in California hunting snakes, one who wishes he could be someone else while the other must pretend he is someone he's not. You can read all the stories we've collected so far at

If you're a writer with a piece of fiction or creative nonfiction representing one of our open states, please visit to review our submission guidelines.

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Thursday, September 06, 2007

EVENT: Small Press Fair, NYC

As part of the the Cup and Pen Small Small Press Fair, Ballyhoo Stories joins seven other fine magazines and presses in a celebration of indie publishing. Along with Ballyhoo Stories, the Cup and Pen Small Small Press Fair features readings from Belladonna Books, Litmus Press, Booklyn Artists Alliance, Sona Books, Hotel St. George Press, The Lowbrow Reader, and Heeb Magazine. Don't miss an afternoon of raffles, readings, and exciting literature!

Think Coffee
Saturday, September 8; 2 pm to 6 pm
248 mercer street

(between 3rd and 4th streets)
new york, NY

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

CONTRIBUTOR NEWS: Writers Revealed

Crossroads and Weigh Stations contributor Felicia Sullivan has a new Internet radio show, Writers Revealed. Be sure to join Felicia each week and participate in live discussions, book giveaways, and intimate interviews with noteworthy writers. Don't miss the next show this Sunday, August 26. Felicia talks with Alison Weaver about her new memoir, Gone to the Crazies and author of Rules For Saying Goodbye, Katherine Taylor. Show starts at 7 PM EST / 4PM PST.

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Saturday, July 28, 2007


On Wednesday night Irina Reyn competed for Ballyhoo Stories in Opium Magazine's sixth Literary Death Match. After some technical delays the fight began with Tony O'Neil squaring off against Maureen Tkacik. Tony emerged the winner of the first round. Irina Reyn faced off against Tao Lin. Irina's story of childhood goofiness triumphed. She then defeated Tony in an haiku-off and emerged the victor!! We at Ballyhoo Stories congratulate Irina on her success.

The Crowd

The Judges

The Competition

Irina wows the Crowd and the Judges

Who would have guessed. . .an actual medal.

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Sunday, July 22, 2007


On Wednesday, July 25th Ballyhoo Stories will be competing in Opium's Literary Death Match. This blood bath of fiction readings takes place at 6:30 in New York City's Washington Square Park. Battling for Ballyhoo Stories is the mighty Irina Reyn, whose story "Baba Yaga"appears in our "Crossroads and Weigh Stations Issue" . She'll be competing against Tony O'Neill for 3:AM, Maureen Tkacik for The Crier and He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named for Opium. We hope you'll join us as we cheer on Irina as she bludgeons the competition with her deadly prose.

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