Housefire are a literary journal that make my eyes hurt with pleasure. I was introduced to them through the gorgeous writer Shannon Peil (also the editor of the lit journal amphibi.us) who asked if I wanted in on this prompt/chain title thingy this journal was orchestrating. I’d never heard of them before but trust Shannon’s judgement enough just to say yes because he asked.
Next thing I knew they’d published my piece ‘Making Connections‘, the title I chose from the three that Shannon sent me and I started reading through their archives. He then wrote an AMAZING piece from one of my title suggestions ‘Perfect Skin‘.
The work on there is some of the best around that I read on the web. No fooling. They are fresh.
They are related to the wonderful journal ‘Metazen‘ another one of my faves. How, I don’t know. I’m too scared to ask.
The completely adorable and off-kilter editor, Riley Michael Parker, then sent me a prompt in the form of a video and asked me to write a piece of flash fiction immediately after.
This is what he sent me -
This is what I wrote – ‘The Elvis I Prefer To Masturbate To‘.
Also to be sure to check out Riley’s ‘bios’ of the writers underneath each piece. Works of goddamn art.
Housefire’s home is here – Housefire
And you can follow them on Facebook here – Housefire
I highly recommend doing both.
I’m a writer who hates writing bios. They always come off too cool or too eager. They often mention cats. I write mainly short stories and I’m working on a collection to send out to the powers that be. I live in Melbourne, Australia. I like lowercase titles. My cat’s name is Sunday.