LIT Launch Party this Wednesday!

LIT 18 in the flesh!  Woo-hoo!

And remember, if you are around this Wednesday please join us for the launch party, where you will be able to purchase this pretty little journal for only $5!

Wednesday, July 28

powerHouse Arena
37 Main street
Brooklyn, NY

The launch will feature readings by:

Eduardo Jiménez Mayo reading on behalf of Rafael Pérez Gay
Traci O Connor
Nate Pritts
Mike Young

Rafael Pérez Gay, born in 1957 in Mexico City, is an author, editor, publisher, critic and journalist. His works include the novels Me perderé contigo (You’ll Be the End of Me) published in 1988, Esta vez para siempre (This Time It’s Forever) published in 1990, a collection of short stories Llamadas nocturnas (Late-Night Calls) published in 1993, and an anthology of selected texts by Manuel Gutiérrez Nájera, the founder of Mexican modernism, in 1996. In 1997 and 2001, respectively. Selections of Rafael Pérez Gay’s extensive journalistic production were presented in book form under the titles, Cargos de conciencia (A Guilty Conscience) and Diatriba de la vida cotidiana (Diatribe on Everyday Life). Paraísos duros de roer (Heaven is Hard to Swallow) appeared in 2006, along with another tome of fiction entitled, Sonido local (The Local Sound). In 2009, Planeta Publishing Corporation released his latest novel, Nos acompañan los muertos (The Dead Keep Us Company). He lives with his wife – writer Delia Juárez – in Mexico City.

Eduardo Jiménez Mayo, born in 1976 in Boston, is a translator, a professor, and a student of world literature and law. He studied Hispanic literature at Harvard University and at the Universidad San Pablo-CEU in Madrid, Spain. He has taught world literature at The University of Texas at San Antonio. In 2005, his scholarly study of the philosophical writings of the Spanish poet Antonio Machado was published in Madrid. And his translation of the award-winning fiction of Mexican author, Bruno Estañol, in Mexico: A Traveler’s Literary Companion was published in 2006 by Whereabouts Press. Presently, he is pursuing a law degree at Cornell Law School.

Traci O Connor’s book of fiction, Recipes For Endangered Species, was released in 2009 by Tarpaulin Sky Press. She has published in many journals, most recently Mid-American Review, Sidebrow, and Gargoyle. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina with her spouse – the writer, Jackson Connor – their four children, one labradoodle, and a “cat.”

Nate Pritts is the author of three books of poems, most recently The Wonderfull Yeare (Cooper Dillon, 2010). The founder & principal editor of H_NGM_N, Nate works online with gifted students through Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Talented Youth

Mike Young is the author of the poetry collection We Are All Good If They Try Hard Enough (PGP 2010) and the story collection Look! Look! Feathers (Word Riot Press 2010). He co-edits NOO Journal and Magic Helicopter Press. Visit him in Northampton, MA and online at

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