I'm thrilled to have my essay "Gay Rapunzel" in Hofstra Windmill's new Identity Issue. Read it here: https://hofstrawindmill.com/identity-17-nonfiction-gay-rapunzel/
Hi folks! Excited to share that my story "Olive Urchin" is in the newest issue of Blinders Literary Journal. Read it here: http://www.blindersjournal.org/issue%20five/MikeMcClelland.html
Excited to share this scary, fairy-tale-inspired piece by my brother Casey and I: http://www.quailbellmagazine.com/the-unreal/fiction-foul-fairlie
This weekend I had a the chance to read at the legendary Bluestockings in New York City and also to attend at craft intensive with the amazing Naomi Jackson (who wrote the stunning The Star Side of Bird Hill) through Tin House Magazine.
Big news coming on the work front that I can't share yet, but I can share some new reviews of books and movies over at Spectrum Culture (particularly Moonlight - see it NOW). I've also got a story coming this month over at Blinder's that I will share as soon as it is up.
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Hi friends! Brain Mill Press has beautifully presented my essay "I Will Make Beautiful Memories" as a part of their "Makers on Making" series. Check it out here: http://www.brainmillpress.com/mikemcclelland/voices/makers-on-making/will-make-beautiful-memories/
Just found out that my story "Gay Zoo Day" will be featured in the fifth volume of ImageOutWrite (order it here sometime next month: http://www.imageout.org/imageoutwrite.php). I'm thrilled. And I've got a few new reviews - a few movies and a book - up over at spectrumculture.com!
I've got two new pieces up on Spectrum Culture. The first is a revisit of one of my favorite Alfred Hitchcock films, Shadow of a Doubt. Read that here.
The second is a part of Spectrum Culture's "20 Best Actors of All Time" feature. I wrote a piece on number 18, the lovely Tom Hanks. Read that here.
Thanks so much!
So, first off - I've got a feature up on Spectrum Culture about Steven Soderbergh's underrated 1999 film The Limey. Read that here: http://spectrumculture.com/2016/07/28/oeuvre-soderbergh-limey/. It's a great film (and short - only 87 minutes) so you should definitely do yourself a favor and see it.
Second, my brother and I have one of our pieces going into one of my absolute favorite journals - Queen Mob's Teahouse. Casey created a beautiful painting that served as inspiration for my story about an American runner having an intense holiday stay at a colleague's beach home in South Africa. I'll put a link up once it is out (which will be in September).
Thanks for the love and support.
I've got lots of new writing out there in the universe. First off some movie reviews - if you're a fan of bad movies, you're going to want to check out Intruder (http://spectrumculture.com/2016/06/28/intruder/). If you like good movies (particularly good foreign movies and good World War II movies), then you need to see The Innocents (http://spectrumculture.com/2016/07/06/the-innocents/).
Next up, I've got an essay about scrapbooking (yes, you read that right - scrapbooking) that's forthcoming from Brain Mill Press. I love writing essays but don't get to do it nearly enough, so this was a real treat and I'm so excited the folks at Brain Mill picked it up!
My brother Casey and I have two of our "painted stories" being published by fabulous new online journals - Slink Chunk Press and Intrinsick. I'll put links up as soon as they are online and then everyone must please share them all over the Internet.
And finally, my story Olive Urchin, a retelling of Oliver Twist set in Hong Kong, is going to be published by Blinders Literary Journal.
Thanks so much for all of the love and support!
Hi friends! I've got two new movie reviews up on Spectrum Culture. The first is of Tikkun, a strange, creepy, black & white art film about the Hasidic community in Jerusalem (http://spectrumculture.com/2016/06/15/tikkun/). The second is for Tickled, a documentary about "competitive endurance tickling" which sounds funny, and is, but the film is also a compelling thriller that looks at cyberbullying and homophobia (http://spectrumculture.com/2016/06/19/tickled/). Have a read and let me know if you watch them!
I have another film review up, in this case it's the wonderful Presenting Princess Shaw for Spectrum Culture. To quote myself, "It is the most compelling, heart-swelling and utterly current version of the A Star is Born formula that you could ever hope to see." http://spectrumculture.com/2016/05/30/presenting-princess-shaw/
"Blufyr" - my collaboration with my brother Casey - is in the most recent issue of Permafrost, which you can buy now! https://permafrostmag.com/
My review of the Hong Kong action thriller Kill Zone 2 is up over at Spectrum Culture! Check it out here: http://spectrumculture.com/2016/05/17/kill-zone-2/
My review Matthew Binder's High in the Streets is up on the Heavy Feather Review. Check it out here: https://heavyfeatherreview.com/2016/05/17/matthew-binders-high-in-the-streets/
I will be reading at the Saints and Sinners Literary Festival in New Orleans on April 2nd. I'll be reading from my short story "Limerick," which is a part of the anthology Not Just Another Pretty Face. If you're in New Orleans, come say hi! http://sasfest.org/
The anthology Not Just Another Pretty Face, which pairs photos of go-go dancers with poetry, essays, and short fiction (including my story "Limerick") is OUT! Go here: http://amzn.to/1odPF3j
Hi friends! My short story "The Self-Banished" will be online in Ink & Coda's Winter 2016 Issue tomorrow, January 15th! Go here to read it: http://www.inkandcoda.com/issues/