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Rock and a Hard Place, Gary Phillips, and Bollywood

The new issue of Rock and a Hard Place is out and features Jay Bechtol, Michael Chin, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, Laura Dizon, Paul J. Garth, Dan Georgakas, Stephen J. Golds, Bruce Harris, Russell W. Johnson, Wilson Koewing, Diane Krauthamer, Susan Kuchinskas, Jeff Maschi, Jess Messier, Roger Nokes, Andrew Novak, Thomas Pluck, Richard Risemberg, Peter Rozovsky, Jason Mykl Snyman, Stefen Styrsky, N.B. Turner and Jane Young. Holy fuck, that’s a packed issue.

Some interesting picks for the best books of 2020 at LitReactor.

J. Kingston Pierce looks at the work of the largely-gotten Stanley Ellin.

Review of “Matthew Henson and the Ice Temple of Harlem” by Gary Phillips (Agora Books, 2020) at Pulp Fiction Reviews.

New fiction by Mark McConville at Punk Noir Magazine.

New fiction from Kieran Shea at Shotgun Honey.

“Farz” is the first Bollywood spy movie and this sentence from The Cultural Gutter article is why you’ll want to read about it: “I haven’t mentioned the plot yet because it hardly matters.”

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.

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Hoosier Noir, Dorothy Hughes, and Philip K. Dick

Hoosier Noir: Two, the anthology of Indiana crime stories, has been out for a few days. It features Serena Jayne, Don Stoll, Zakariah Johnson, Michael Bracken, C.W. Blackwell, Stephen J. Golds, Marianne Halber, and Joseph S. Walker.

Ever so often, I come across an article that I want to make sure you read. This is one of them. K.A. Laity’s “Folk Horror Noir?” is a fantastic essay weaving through Dorothy Hughes’s “Ride the Pink Horse” (1946), a definition of folk horror noir, and the “heteronormative male gaze”.

Adrian McKinty’s essay “The Extraordinary Mind of Philip K. Dick” is well worth your time.

Here’s a list of “Weird, Bloody, Wonderful Westerns” by Sadie Hartmann.

Interview with Stephen Graham Jones at The Rumpus.

Review of Jonathan Lethem’s “The Arrest” (Ecco, 2020) in the Sonora Review.

New flash fiction by Ian Ayris at Bristol Noir.

All Due Respect is accepting short story submissions. We’d love to publish more stories from women, writers of color, and other marginalized voices. We pay $25 upon publication. Submission guidelines here.