Don P

Location Upstate NY

About Me

Subsisting on red-eyes and gallows humor since 1973.

I write short stories and a few odd things here and there. My work has has appeared online at McSWEENEY'S INTERNET TENDENCY, FANTASY MAGAZINE, REFLECTION'S EDGE, BYZARIUM, & other places.

Why do you write?

As Aimee Bender wrote, "I want to be violated by insight." That's what I want to do to my readers.

Any favorite authors? Books?

Sherman Alexie, Isabel Allende, Donald Barthelme, Ann Beattie, Brian Michael Bendis, Ryan Boudinot, Octavia Butler, Italo Calvino, Raymond Carver, Lydia Davis, Alan DeNiro, Warren Ellis, Carol Emshwiller, Karen Joy Fowler, Barry Hannah, Amy Hempel, Etgar Keret, John Kessel, Kelly Link, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez, Fran Lebowitz, Jonathan Lethem, Kelly Link, Dorothy Parker, Stacey Richter, M. Rickert, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Adrian Tomine, Ray Vukcevich, Howard Waldrop, Brian Wood

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Rachel Swirsky – Dec 09, 2009

Clicked on your blog & saw your post about pay rate versus street cred for things like McS's Internet Tendency... totally agree. Also, I think the criteria are different for what will be seen as valuable credits in lit v. spec communities.

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