Cooper Renner

Location Texas
Occupation Editor; writer

Books by Cooper Renner
  • by Cooper Renner
    Ggantija, 2011.

  • by Cooper Esteban
    Ravenna Press, 2007.

  • by Cooper Renner
    Ggantija, 2011.
  • About Me

    My novels A Death by the Sea, a mystery about lycanthropy in Malta, and Dr Jesus and Mr Dead, a thriller about the Black Death and a very evil man, are now available as ebooks at and Amazon. Mud Luscious published my chapbook of text and drawings Dr Polidori's Sketchbook in 2010. I am an editor with elimae and Ravenna Press, and post a lot of drawings at Flickr (username r3nn3r). I've been mostly away from Fictionaut for a good while and am glad to be easing back in.

    Why do you write?

    What prompts a poem or story? A nugget of language or idea that seizes me is often the germ. My longer fiction is very much plot/story oriented: I like to narrate action. Right now I'm working on a novel loosely inspired by the epic of Gilgamesh, set in El Paso, Texas, and intended for teenagers.

    Any favorite authors? Books?

    Yeats. Trollope. Irene Nemirovsky. Joseph Roth. Hermann Hesse. Wolfgang Koeppen.

    Cooper Renner's Wall

    Linda Simoni-Wastila – Jul 01, 2011

    loved your shorties in the current jmww -- strong stuff. peace...

    Mark Reep – Jun 22, 2011

    Cooper, thanks for your comment on 'Bukowski'. Much appreciated!

    Susan Tepper – Apr 15, 2011

    Cooper, I'm glad the ending to "gum" was not predictible, that's very good to hear and so nice of you to comment on my story! Cheers!

    Meg Pokrass – Apr 15, 2011

    i like having you here! It is warming me up to do more again. thanks for your comment on Any Answers.

    Marc Lowe – Dec 19, 2009

    Hi Cooper. Long time, no speak. Hope you are doing well.

    evntho – Jun 20, 2009

    Checked out some of your sketches. Really like the one where you're holding a camera with the scream face, Three Hands. Far out!

    Michelle Tandoc – Feb 04, 2009

    Love the drawings, Coop!

    Scott Garson – Jan 19, 2009

    just read your story in NY Tyrant. Wow. Love it. I think Borges would have loved it.

    David Erlewine – Dec 25, 2008

    Hey there! No, I'm not submitting anything to you in this message!

    Jon Davies – Nov 14, 2008

    Thanks for the comment on the story. Cool sketches!

    Corey Zeller – Nov 08, 2008

    elimae is still one of the best journals in the world. It makes so many other publications look irrelevant, archaic, and almost unreadable.

    So many editors are such pathetic, shameless, weasels that it sometimes seems that they don't read anything beyond cover letters.

    You should be proud of yourself, of elimae, and of the authors you've published. I hold you in the highest regard.

    Corey Zeller

    Jim Ruland – Oct 02, 2008

    Hola, Cooper!

    Cooper Renner – Sep 05, 2008

    Howdy, ladies! Thanks for the welcome. Kate, you know my drawings? Yikes. I'll greet Texas for you.

    Kathy Fish – Sep 05, 2008

    Good to see you here, Cooper!

    Kelly Spitzer – Sep 05, 2008

    Hi, Cooper!

    kate hill cantrill – Sep 05, 2008

    Welcome, Cooper! I hope you'll post some of your drawings here.

    Please say hey to Texas for me; I am missing it muchly.

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