This salty rejection letter was on the Huffington Post yesterday. Sifting through HST stuff like this probably pricks up a lot of memories for people. Early stuff especially. Not that big of a fan to be honest. The Rum Diary, yes, the rest...ehhh....not so much. Some random essays here and there. The sports stuff. You kind of grow out of it around 19 or 22 along with a whole mess of other shit, y'know what I mean? Plus, I once saw him at the University of Maryland and he was just painful to watch. I thought he was going to get thrown off of the stage he was so messed up and belligerent. Bummed me out.
KIERAN SHEA’s fiction has appeared in dozens of venues including Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Thuglit, Dogmatika, Word Riot, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp, Crimefactory, and Needle: A Magazine of Noir ...as well as in some beefy-looking anthologies most of which will make you question the tether of his shiny, red balloon. To his self-deprecating astonishment he's also been nominated for the Story South’s Million Writers Award twice without sending the judges so much as a thank you note. He co-edited the satiric transgressive fiction collection D*CKED: DARK FICTION INSPIRED BY DICK CHENEY and his debut novel KOKO TAKES A HOLIDAY is out now from Titan Books. Kieran divides his time between 38°58′22.6″N- 76°30′4.17″W and 39.2775° N, 74.5750° W.