White Belly Pre…
May 23, 2012, 7:18 pm
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White Belly Press

Hello, folks. A bit o’ slightly writing related news. Remember the small press I talked about many, many posts ago? White Belly Press? Well, our first release is done and it’s a 100 copy limited-edition chapbook of bizarro fiction author Carlton Mellick III’s “Red World.” My lovely and talented Rachel did the design and layout and it looks great. 

The release took place last Thursday, April 12th at Chatham University in Pittsburgh and it, along with the many other new small presses in the class Independent Literary Publishing, was quite a success. Out of 100 copies we sold, or traded for other chapbooks in a few cases, around 20 or 30 copies. 

You know what this means, right? We have many more copies to sell! Yes, this post is a marketing ploy. If you would like a copy of the chapbook, please email me at whitebellypress@gmail.com and we can discuss how to get a copy into your hands.

I hope to hear from you and to hear that you’re interested in a copy! Also, that you’re well. 

Check out Carlton’s website here: http://www.carltonmellick.com

We printed the books at Mechling Bookbindery in Chicora, PA. They are good people and do very good work: http://www.mechlingbooks.com


Red World
May 23, 2012, 7:17 pm
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Red World

Now on Carlton’s blog!

Red World
May 23, 2012, 7:15 pm
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Red World

The final cover layout of Carlton Mellick III’s “Red World”
If you’d like to buy a copy of this new short story we have a limited number of them for your collection or reading pleasure! Currently they are 8$ 🙂
Email us at; whitebellypress@gmail.com
Here’s a small excerpt from the story:
” Walking on stilts through the insect ocean, the bottom of my feet are only inches away from the surface. Crissy and I used to stilt-walk through the cluster all the time. It had been a popular thing to do for the past couple of years. A lot of junkies and homeless guys live out in the abandoned buildings here. The people who originally lived in them had to leave most of their belongings behind when they were evacuated, so there’s a lot of good stuff to steal as long as you can carry it out on stilts. There’s a lot of furniture, so it’s really good shelter if you’re used to sleeping on the streets. It’s also a perfect place to hide out when you’re on the run. Cops never venture out into the cluster. ”

Hello world!
May 21, 2012, 12:43 am
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