Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: John Pupo

John is trying to break free of the shackles of retail hell. He recently has had work published online in The Shine Journal.

Follow him at @JohnPupo

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: P.A. Flaherty

P.A. Flaherty writes fiction, creative nonfiction, horror, true crime, reviews and recipes. She is currently working on her first mystery novel. Follow her edible adventures at http://www.examiner.com/x-12601-Cheese-Examiner. Help her resist the onslaught of time in Fierce with Reality, currently available at http://www.jstwrite.com.

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Ellie Vaughn

Ellie Vaughn writes screenplays, poetry and fiction. Currently chipping away at the glass ceiling with a bloody hatchet. Visit her @EllieVaughn

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Tweet the Meat News: Future Stats

The theme "Future" was your excuse to send us your sci-fi-themed tweets, which was how we expected you would interpret the theme. As always, we had plenty of great stories to work through. Your vision of the future is pretty bleak. Some of you guys really are pretty messed up in the head.

We wouldn't want it any other way.

Total Submissions: 64

Death by asphyxiation: 12
Death by robot: 8
Bionic and/or robotic cats: 3
Subs written in code: 2
Nigerian Scam Emails: 53 (not included in the submissions count)
Harry Potter-themed submissions: 0

We just spent some time cleaning up the blog and properly linking bios to their Meat Tweets on Twitter. If you ever see any weirdness in a blog posting, feel free to comment in the blog or email us, and we'll take a look at it.

Thaumatrope has been slowly leaking out an interview they did with us. Check it out here.

Theme for tonight's sub period: Hair

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Mark Leslie

Mark Leslie cowers in fear at the tiniest of "bumps" in the night and lies awake for hours worried about the monster under his bed. His fiction has recently appeared in Champagne Shivers, Black Ink Horror and the NORTHERN HAUNTS anthology. A collection of Mark's previously published fiction and poetry, ONE HAND SCREAMING was released in 2004 and his work is forthcoming in Necrotic Tissue, Everyday Weirdness and the Clonepod podcast.

He may be found at http://markleslie.blogspot.com

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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Amanda Davis

Amanda Davis had terror for breakfast with a murder bagel and mayhem juice. She blogs at http://davisac1.livejournal.com

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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Joseph Patrick Pascale

Joseph Patrick Pascale is a fiction writer residing in New Jersey. His fiction has been included in three issues of the Prism literary journal. More work is forthcoming in Thaumatrope and Off The Rocks. He is currently studying toward his Master of Arts degree in English Literature at Centenary College. Follow @JosephPascale on Twitter or visit his website http://josephpascale.pyraliss.com for additional information.

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Friday, June 19, 2009

Tweet the Meat author: John Pelton

John Pelton writes from his nightmares, which he has nightly. He also has them during the day.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

Tweet the Meat News: Submission Stats for Retro

This was a bit of a strange week. The total number of subs were down fairly substantially, though the quality was still sky high. As a result, we struggled picking this week's accepted stories. We are fully completed with the subs for the week, so if you haven't heard from us, feel free to send a query.

The very awesome Twitter publication Thaumatrope will be publishing an interview with Tweet the Meat over a few days next week. Please give them a follow, if you don't already.

Like many of you, we have spent this week glued to our Twitter feeds waiting for the next post from our friends in the midst of a revolution in Iran. Regardless of your politics or how you feel about what's happening in Iran, it's amazing to witness history live as it happens. Who thought such a thing as Twitter would be such a monumental tool?

Total Submissions: 60

Subs mentioning vinyl records: 6

Subs mentioning editor's favorite band: 1 (Up the Irons!)

Disco-themed subs: 5

Harry Potter themed submissions: 1

Harry Potter themed submissions that were identical to the previous week's Harry Potter-themed sub: 1

Number of visits to this blog from people googling "Newsweek Submission Guidelines": 15

Friday's theme: Future.

Tweet the Meat Author: C.D. Thomas

C.D.Thomas likes evening walks in deserted office buildings, echoes of rainstorms in hollow rooms, and men who cry, afraid. Watch this month's work at http://thaumatrope.greententacles.com/serials/Glom/

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Stephen D. Rogers

Over five hundred of Stephen's stories and poems have appeared in more than two hundred publications. Visit www.stephendrogers.com today.

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Monday, June 15, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Ignacio Zulueta

Ignacio Zulueta writes and lives in Oakland. His plays have been done at the Ashland New Plays Festival, the Magic Theatre (via Golden Thread’s ReOrient), the Eureka, the Phoenix, and Berkeley Rep (via Playground-SF).

His wartime drama 22 Minutes Remaining will play at the 2009 San Francisco Fringe Festival this September. Stay updated at www.ignaciointerface.blogspot.com.

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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Horace Torys

Horace Torys has nothing to fear but fear itself. And wasps. @HoraceTorys is scared spitless of wasps.

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Friday, June 12, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Peter Keller

Peter Keller is a hemophiliac on the cutting edge of twitter fiction @wordshiv

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Thursday, June 11, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Moxie Malone

Moxie Malone Writes the Wrong.

Purveyor of dreams, fantasies and the occasional nightmare. Everything you need or want to know about her can be found in her writings.


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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tweet the Meat News: Submission Stats for Dad week

Ahh, nothing goes together like vomit and dad. What a week.

The bar was set especially high this week. We had several excellent submissions. It's funny how many of you translated the dad theme into the "Eating dad" or "Dad eating me" or "Dad and I eat someone together" theme.

We'd like to extend a special thank you to everyone out there who keeps submitting week after week, despite getting rejected week after week. Your tenacity is well-remembered and will eventually be well-rewarded.

We experimented with a new script for auto-responding which failed miserably. We are almost done with submissions this week, and we plan on having everyone emailed by the end of tomorrow. (Which is what we always say, and it almost always ends up being on Friday).

Submission stats:

Number of submissions: 85
Number of submissions for the "secret" theme: 15

Number of stories where flesh was consumed: 29 (!)
Number of stories where flesh was consumed and then vomited back up: 4
Number of sliced-off penises: 3
Number of Harry Potter-themed submissions: 1

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: The Beef Ninja

The Beef Ninja is a vegetarian. A very bad one. "The greatest food in the world can be found from Thai street vendors."

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Friday, June 5, 2009

Tweet the Meat News: Submissions Done

All notices have been sent out, a day late as usual. If you haven't heard from us, AND YOU SUBMITTED DURING THE WEEKEND, feel free to query. We've had a strange rash of submissions this week outside of the open period. Unless we've told you otherwise, these subs end up unread. Thanks for your understanding.

Remember subs open up again tonight at midnight. The theme is "Dad."

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Tweet the Meat News: Submission Info for the week

Hello all,

We are a little more than halfway done with this week's submissions, and we anticipate to have all the responses out by the end of tomorrow barring any catastrophes. This was a solid week for submissions.

Total Submissions: 91

Subs about crackheads: 12
Zombies: 7
Percentage of subs received on Friday Night/Saturday: 43.9%
Percentage of subs by former authors: 18.7%
Number of subs over 140 characters: 3
Number of subs in TXT SPK: 3 (all from the same submitter)

Next week's theme: Dad

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Megan Engelhardt

Megan Engelhardt (@HHCMeg) works at a library and daydreams of horrible ways for her patrons to suffer.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

Tweet the Meat Author: Jenny McFadyen

Jenny McFadyen loves the gloaming but is scared of the dark. She is a writer who still believes that monsters lurk in the closet, a witch lives under the bed and cats suck out your soul as you sleep. Keep her company at @Cyfarwydd.

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