August 04, 2005

August Issue of The Harrow

The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror: Vol. 8, No. 6 (2005) is up! Some good stuff: Fiction, Poetry, Reviews.

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July 13, 2005

It is a feel good thang...

MagneCote: The World's Most Attractive Paper

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The Transitive Vampire: Books: The Deluxe Transitive Vampire: A Handbook of Grammar for the Innocent, the Eager and the Doomed
is back in print! I have a first edition copy of it. And so should you all. And so should you all.

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June 30, 2005

Harrow blog

I've set up a blog for Harrowing Events and Happenings at the RSS it.

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June 02, 2005

June Issue of The Harrow is out!

Check out The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror: Vol. 8, No. 4 (2005).

[if you don't know, I'm poetry editor and anthology co-editor]

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May 16, 2005

First, to the white guys who have been proclaiming

Rochelle forwarded this post to me: Burningbird Steve Levy, Dave Sifry, and NZ Bear: You are Hurting Us. It is another in an interesting line of discussions of power online and who gets a voice. When I spoke at SXSW years ago on the hegemony of ASCII in the next rooms journalists were crying the blues. There is the ever present A-list themes that come around and around. But one thing remains the same, blogs allow for a diversity of voices, LJ more than the national average, IMHO. And this is always going to bug those who think they get to control who says what.

I just hope that people like Shelly keep challenging it, though I doubt it will go away. As a White male, I think that the anything that challenges the existing power structure is good for us all in the long run. Gotta keep this book marked for my summer course.

First, to the white guys who have been proclaiming your race and sex with such pride: It would seem that not only are you not content with being king of the hill, you also want to be chief underdog, too. Not content to being the center of too many dialogs within weblogging, you also want to be the center of one discussion that, oddly enough, doesn%u2019t center around you: being a weblogger who is not a male, or is not white, or both.

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May 14, 2005

Expanded Cinema

I was chatting with Arun and he mentioned a book that he's rereading and enjoying called Expanded Cinema. And voila... it is available as a free download PDF now. Imagine that.

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May 04, 2005

Jeremy's up to no good... again.

From Too many topics, too little time.

The Center for Digital Discourse and Culture(CDDC) is announcing an expanded call for proposal for our Research E-ditions, Hosting Services, and our new Digital Originals publishing series. CDDC in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University is accepting new manuscripts for digital modes of publication in its Research E-ditions series. The CDDC ( has been in operation for nearly two years, and it publishes hypertext journals, hosts digital research archives, and cooperates with many international cyberculture organizations.

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April 25, 2005

Communities of Difference

It looks like Communities of Difference (Palgrave Macmillan) is finally out. They're taking orders on amazon for it. I've got 2 chapters in it... I hope I get a copy. :)

"This is a collected book that explores and heart and soul of one of the foremost dilemmas of Western culture--the tension between community and individualism--and in doing so, offers a compelling critique of the challenges of communities oif difference facing neo-liberal globalizations. A timely book for unsettling times."--Carlos Alberto Torres, Professor, Univeristy of California, Los Angeles

Table of Contents
Introduction: Communities of Difference--Peter Pericles Trifonas
* Part One: Culture, Difference, Community
* Shredding of the Social Contract: The War Against Children--Henry A. Giroux
* Tackling Difference in the Conservative Heartland of Canada--Darren E. Lund
* Our Political State in an Age of Globalization--John Willinsky
* culture, postmodernity, &education: R. Després
* Critical Pedagogy in the Age of Neoliberal Globalization--Peter McLaren
* Part Two: Language, Difference, Community
* The Letter of the Law/The Silence of Letters: Poetic Ruminations on Love and School--Carl Leggo
* Metanarratives of Emancipation--Trevor Norris
* Freirean Literacy: Difference That Makes a Difference--Carlo Ricci
* Crossing the Postmodern Conditions that Divide--Peter Pericles Trifonas and Effie Balomenos
* Part Three: Technology, Difference, Community
* The Technology of Difference: ASCII, Hegemony and the Internet--Jason Nolan
* The Phoneur: Mobile Commerce and the Digital Pedagogies Of the Wireless Web--Robert Luke
* Difference and the Internet--Joel Weiss, Jason Nolan, Vera Nincic
* Learning the Real, Theorizing the Virtual I--Peter Pericles Trifonas, Paulo Ghiraldelli J

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April 15, 2005

Finalists for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry include Maux!

[Maureen's a long time friend and inspiration. She and I taught together for a number of years. She will be reading at the ARt Bar in the Victory Cafe, Tuesday April 19th at 8pm]

OMDC - Finalists - 18th Annual Trillium Book Award

Maureen Scott Harris: Drowning Lessons (Pedlar Press)

“Everything comes to this - a pause where the material world thins and questions.” Everything in Drowning Lessons? No book so rich will reduce to a single line, but this line will conduct you to the rest, to the shadows, the edges, the depths, the biting sense of betweenness in a life that has not thrived. Such a bleak life concentrated in these pages - why is the book so wonderfully satisfying to read? Because Maureen Scott Harris has gone deep, down and in, and returned with news as strange as it is familiar…Between everything and nothing this compelling book shimmers like a liquid mirror.” – Stan Dragland

Born in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Maureen Scott Harris grew up in Winnipeg, before moving to Toronto in 1964. She has been Cataloguer of Rare Books and Special Collections at both the University of Toronto Library and at Trinity College Library, and from 1983-1993, was co-ordinator of the Cataloguing-in-Publication Program of the University of Toronto Library. Currently she works as production manager for Brick Books. Her earlier publications are A Possible Landscape and the chapbook, The World Speaks.

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March 23, 2005

Cat Journal


From : English

Haraguchi, 65, is editor of Neko Shimbun, or Cat Journal, a monthly eight-page newspaper he started in 1994 to offer insights different from those seen in other pet magazines.

You could say he offers a distinctly feline point of view.

The Cat Journal doesn't talk about kitty litter and cat toys. Far from it. Instead, it examines the human condition with thought-provoking statements like: ``The Iraq war has affected not just the country's human population-cats and other animals have died, too. I want our readers to keep that view in mind.

[Yuka's been a regular contributor to Cat Journal for 2 years, and I do the photography for her articles.]

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March 02, 2005

Fear of the Unknown

Echelon Press Publishing announces the publication of the print version of the Harrow anthology Fear of the Unknown that I co-edited:

Echelon Press Publishing is pleased to announce the upcoming release of a unique and tremendously important anthology featuring the extraordinary talents of the horror genre's finest authors and illustrators. FEAR OF THE UNKNOWN is a collection of thirteen masterpieces of short fiction offers an introduction from Chelsea Quinn Yarbro and features the work of Poppy Z. Brite, Owl Goingback, Jack Ketchum, and more. All proceeds of this anthology will benefit Bone Cancer International, Inc. Available for purchase March 1, 2005.

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International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments

I've moved the web site for the International Handbook of Virtual Learning Environments from to to save some money. Sorry for any confusion it may have caused.

The project is still winding up, and we plan to have it out this year.

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January 24, 2005

The Harrow

[This is from Dr Dru. She and I and a bunch of louts run The Harrow]

Hi, everyone!

It's that time of year again -- time to vote for The Harrow: Original Works of Fantasy and Horror as your #1 fiction webzine in the Preditors & Editors poll! Go to and click on The

Send this announcement to all your friends, too ... :-)

- Dru

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December 31, 2004

Call for Submissions: Harrow Anthology - Midnight Lullabies

THE HARROW is pleased to announce its new anthology

Midnight Lullabies

Co-Editors: Kfir Luzzatto & Dru Pagliassotti

Poetry Editor: Jason Nolan
Art Editor: Yuka Kajihara

All proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders/ Mdecins Sans Frontires

Submission period
Opens: January 1, 2005
Closes: when full
See full guidelines at

In Brief

This anthology will be a collection of between 10 and 20 outstanding short stories in the dark fantasy and horror genre. Each story will be preceded by a short poem. The anthology will be illustrated. The anthology will be published in eBook format and paperback publication will also be considered. All proceeds from the anthology will be donated to Doctors Without Borders.


Stories and poems must be horror or dark fantasy. The theme of the anthology is "childhood stories that terrify little children who have survived to become adults, to the point that they wish they had died in the cradle ...". There will be no dead babies in the anthology, though. Grown-ups, on the other hand, can die profusely.

Beyond those requirements there are no limitations to the type of story that you may submit. However, in order to be included in the anthology, the horror and gore must be tasteful within the context of the plot.

Submission Deadline: Until approximately 12-15 works of poetry and fiction have been accepted.

Projected Publication Date: Fall 2005


All proceeds from the anthology will be donated. Payment to accepted authors will be $5.00.- and to accepted poets $3.00.-, to be paid within 60 days from publication, via PayPal only.


Accepted authors and poets will grant The Harrow Anthology one-time exclusive first English-language rights to their work, for electronic and print publication. Accepted authors will receive a detailed contract upon acceptance.

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