Archive for April, 2010

IndieFeed: Justin Hamm Reads “down home”

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Listen to Justin Hamm read “down home,” a selection from the March 2010 issue, here. Thanks to host and organizer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, as well as IndieFeed founder Wess Mongo Jolley, for helping us make these podcasts a success.

IndieFeed: Peter Richter Reads “Flower Heads and Grain”

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Listen to Peter Richter read “Flower Heads and Grain,” another selection from our March 2010 issue, here.

IndieFeed: Jude Dillon Reads “Midnight slides upright into dawn”

Monday, April 26th, 2010

Our friends at IndieFeed: Performance Poetry are celebrating literary journals this month, and we’re glad to be the featured journal during the last week of April. First up from us is Jude Dillon reading “Midnight slides upright into dawn” from our March 2010 issue. Listen to it here.

Our New Book Reviewers

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

We at decomP HQ are glad to bring on Spencer Dew and Jessica Maybury as our Staff Book Reviewers.

Staff Book Reviewer Spencer Dew is the author of the short story collection Songs of Insurgency (Vagabond Press, 2008) and the forthcoming critical study Learning for Revolution: The Work of Kathy Acker (San Diego State University Press, 2010). An instructor at Loyola University, Chicago, Dew also reviews books for Rain Taxi Review of Books and art for Newcity Chicago. His Web site is

Staff Book Reviewer Jessica Maybury is a recent graduate of the MA in Writing programme from NUI, Galway, Ireland. Her work has appeared in Nth WordWord Riot and Prick of the Spindle, among other places. Her Web site is

Remember, our review queue is here, and our guidelines for sending books for possible review are here. And yes, it pained us to break the alliteration of Jason, Jason, Jared, Jac, and Jessica, but we thought Spencer’s reviews were too good to resist.

Thanks again to everyone who applied. And keep your eyes open, because there’s always a chance we’ll bring more reviewers on in the future.

decomP Makes storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2009 List

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

We at decomP are psyched that Laura Isaacman’s “Barnacles” made the list of storySouth Million Writers Award Notable Stories of 2009. You can view the full list here.

We’d also like to congratulate decomP contributors whose stories in other pubs made the cut: Z. Z. Boone, Mel Bosworth, Roxane Gay, Alicia Gifford, Richard Grayson, Tai Dong Huai, Tara Laskowski, Ben Loory, Nick Ostdick, Angi Becker Stevens, Jesse Tangen-Mills, Andrew S. Taylor, and Kevin Wilson.

Today at the d HQ we’re sifting through the book reviewer applications. We’re hoping to reach and announce a decision soon.