Lillian Ann Slugocki has been nominated for Best of the Web, a Pushcart Prize, winner of the Gigantic Sequins prize for fiction, and a finalist for the Glass Women Award. She's been published by Seal Press, Cleis Press, Heinemann Press, Newtown Press, Spuyten Duyvil Press, as well as Bloom/The Millions, Salon, Beatrice, THE FEM Literary Magazine, HerKind/Vida, Deep Water Literary Journal, The Nervous Breakdown, The Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Review, Blue Fifth Review, Non Binary Review, The Manifest-Station, and The Daily Beast She has an MA from NYU in literary theory, and has produced and written for Off-Broadway and National Public Radio. Forthcoming: How to Travel With Your Demons, a novella, Spuyten Duyvil Press, Fall 2015 chosen for the Dr. T.J. Eckleburg Book Club. Follow on twitter: https://twitter.com/laslugocki
I write to change the story.
Joan Didion, Jennifer Egan, Junot Diaz, Angela Carter, Marina Warner, Iris Murdoch, Doris Lessing, Joyce Carol Oates, Victor LaValle, A.S. Byatt, Claire Messud, Margaret Atwood, Joseph Campbell, J.D. Salinger etc.
Thanks for the fav on Rotary, glad you liked.
Thank you so much for the comment and fave on The Wall. Odd little love story with a big background -- glad it worked for you. Appreciate the read!
Thanks Lillian, for liking "Strange Disconnect." I'm UBER excited about the new flash fiction project... and so divinely inspired... :)
hey there, lillian!
Thank you, Lillian, for your kind words regarding "Cairn".
Thanks, Lillian. I'm brand new here, and appreciate the feedback.
Thanks for faving "Never Let Me Go". I'm thrilled you got it.
thank you :)
for your words re: " the swan drives a car "
Thanks for the read and comment on Night Journey, L.A. - very kind indeed!
Thank you for the compliment on the poem, and the comparison! Neil
Thanks for the welcome and comment!
Thanks, Lillian for reading "The Restless Animus (or My 2013 Manifesto." The best stories are the one I've overheard.
Thank you so much for insightful comment on Light.
Thanks so much for your comment on Forgiveness.
Lillian, thanks for your ongoing support of my work here at Fictionaut!
Asked to write an essay for this ground-breaking, brilliant website, I decided on the process, the LONG process of writing and re-writing (repeat 10X) The Blue Hours.
Lillian, thanks SO MUCH for your late night comments and faves on Mom at Night, Before the Fall Pt.1 and Exquisite Now. Your words and support always mean a lot to me. ;)
Thanks, Lillian Ann, for your kind words on "Last Night On Oil Street" and on my wall! Looking forward to reading more of your work here!
Very much appreciate your comments and fave on "Shell of my future self," LA. Thanks!
Thank you for the generous comment on In Praise of Older Women. That was really cool.
Thanks, LA for faving "A Good Man Deserves a Good Woman." This one shares space with a group of stories and poems in a collection I'm putting together. So happy you enjoyed it.
Thank you for taking time to read and comment on 'Letter, Unsent' - most grateful.
I love your reason for writing... so true!
Thanks! your comment on Ordinary Men is lovely to read. Will come back here to your wall/stories real soon!!
Very happy you liked 'Swimming Pool'. Thanks!
LA, You are always so nice! Thanks for your note (& vote!) about/for "Worry."
Not an obsession so much as an inside joke (the other guy isn't here to hear it), though I am liking the Godot as a monstrous uncaring God aspect of it. Now, thinking of branching off into a play.
LA - Thank you for your wonderful comments and fav on In The Lake. I am thrilled that what you took from it was the power in the subtext! And so pleased you found it beautiful!
Thanks, LA! Glad you liked "Full Stop! Punctuation Police" - George
Hey thank you LA for your comment on A Night of Not Knowing. I am glad to hear you were 'there' with the narrator -- that is really saying something. Thank you!
Hi LA - no, the Minerva of "Pierced" got her name when I pulled it out of a hat, I guess you could say. Though I've just read that Minerva, the goddess, had a pet owl.
LA, thank you for your absolutely beautiful words about Lake Chelan and for the *. Your comment made my day!
LA, thanks for reading DEER and your sweet comments
Hi L.A., thanks so much for your enthusiasm about "Minerva Gets Pierced by Love"! I hadn't pictured Minerva as a mermaid, but I guess she could be one if you want her to be.
thank you LA for your comments on Wild Blue Yonder....look forward to reading your work!
Hi LAS- Glad you enjoyed 'A Woman Walks Into A Bar'. Thanks very much for your comment, and for the fav.
LAS, Thanks so much for the read and the fave on "Memento mori..." Yes, I'd like to see what you would do with, "If I were a man." Please.
thank you Robert, I so appreciate it.
So glad you have jumped into the foray recently at Ficionaut. Can't wait to read more of your work.
Dear Meg: it's great to be here, love this site!
Thanks Cherise, I get it now!
Just like on others' stories - you can pdf their story, but only you on your own stories can email, share, pdf and group!
Thank you so much for your nice comment about Kumquat Soda. Nice to meet you here at Fictonaut!
oh maybe I can't see the follow bars and contact bars on my name but I can see them on other's, is that how it works?
If you are trying to "follow" others - go to THEIR wall, and underneath THEIR name and photo on the far left is the follow bar, and beneath that is the email bar. Click the follow bar, and presto.
still trying to figure out how I get those follow bars under my name--- any advice, greatly appreciated.
Dear Michelle, it is a wonderful community, so glad to be here.
Dear LAS -- thank you so much for your comment on Elephant. So very glad you liked it! Welcome to this great community; I will look forward to reading some of your work now too.
Easier to write on the person's wall you're trying to contact - just an fyi.
Go to your published story page. At the top are the bars for emailing, sharing, grouping, pdf'g. There you can send the story to your groups. If you want to follow another writer -- and that means on the main page, on the right side of the screen you can see what those writers you're following are reading or commenting upon -- go to that writer's page - just click on their name -- and underneath their name you can hit follow x, or email x.
Dear Cherise: Thanks for the reply. I remember seeing those bars on other writers' pages, but not on mine. How do I get them? all best, LAS and thanks again.
Just so you know, I had to ask someone those same questions!
Under each writer's name there are bars - one for follow x person (so they become a contact o yours), and the one below - email X person. So you can send a private email to that person.
When you go onto your own published story, at the top there are options - pdf it, email it, group it -- hit group - and you can send your piece to the various groups you've joined.
I'm trying to figure out how to send a message, and whether or not you can repost stories to different groups, also how do you add to your list of contacts, any info, greatly appreciated, thanks!
LA, thanks again for your comments on The Fall of Love, most appreciated
Thank, you, ma'am, for the comment on "Storefront Poet." It was magically generous.
so far am loving this site! :)
Thank you Darryl. I just joined so haven't had a chance to upload any info, but am looking forward, take care, LAS
That has got to be the most interesting name in the universe and a beautiful smile to boot. Welcome.