Month: June 2017

The Written Word, Out Loud.

Hello (b)OINKers and (b)OINKettes, There is an event that will further the bounds of writing and stories. Or, at least be a whole lot of fun. Plus it’s in a bar. With beer. We have our first ever reading this Thursday (June 29th) at 7pm. The event will be at Sugar Maple in Bay View. Address: 441 E Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53207 The reading will feature local writers as well as some previous contributors. Dora Diamond will be our MC. Come out to support the local scene, say hello, and grab a beer! List of writers: Christine Baerbock Ryan Werner...

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Writers of (b)OINK. Episode 2: Return of the (b)OINK

It’s that time of week again! Let’s check in and see what some of our contributors have been up to. Kristen Ploetz (issue 3) has a new story called “Three Angies” over at Random Sample Review Check it out here. Allen Jones (issue 5) has a new story called “The Red Sex Wagon” over at Birds Thumb. Check it out here. Meghan Phillips (issue 3) has a new story called “Koosh Motel” in the June Edition of Split Lip. Check it out here. Chris Drew (issue 4)  has a new story called “Exodus to Nowhere” over at The Word Factory. Check it out here. He has also been...

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A Quick Check Up of (b)OINKers Past

Here at (b)OINK we want to share everything our contributors are doing. Our inbox has been flooded with thankful contributors. If you don’t see yourself on this list, don’t worry; your turn is coming. If you have contributed and haven’t seen an email from us, let us know at boinknews@gmail.com. Thanks and time to celebrate some great writing! Ron Gibson Jr. (issue 2)  just got a CNF piece “Odd Man Out” published at L’Éphémère Review. Check it out here. Brooke Plummer (issue 4) just got her poem “Penn Township Revelation” published in Ursus Americanus Press. Check it out here. Cate...

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But wait, there’s more…

Welcome to the Trough! This is the repository of all thoughts, news, excitement, shoutouts and general excitement that’s going on in the world of (b)OINK. And, what better way to start off than with an awesome CONTEST! We have a flash fiction contest that runs until August 15th. This means you have all summer to create something that will wow us. Hang on, there’s more. We’re also super pumped to have Kathy Fish as the guest judge. If you want to know a little more about her ideas and tips for flash fiction, check out her q&a (scroll down...

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Sexuality

She has a Hollywood inside her, it turns me. He is a falconer’s apprentice, but I’m gone before the mice defrost. Another, a Craigslist ad on the bough of a willow. My lovers are all classrooms in the same kindergarten. A golden spoon of glue for you, and you, a bicycle ride down my miles of legs. Did you know it would get this dirty?—when I met you in Intro to the English Major? When you slid into my Uber? At the music festival? Tonight?—I’m going to put a poem right where your thing should be, okay? Our safe...

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