Go Metric & Zisk editor Mike Faloon is heading upstate for a mini-tour. He’ll spend Friday visiting area high school classes. Friday night is a reading with four other fiction writers at Cracker Factory (Geneva, NY). Saturday afternoon is the release party/reading for Fan Interference, the best of Zisk collection. This takes place at the Onondaga Free Library (Syracuse, NY).
“15 Minutes of Fame – 5 Fabulous Fiction Phenomena”
Zisk is Go Metric's sibling publication. Zisk is a baseball zine. The tone is similar to Go Metric's (and so are some of the contributors). To quote one of our readers, "It's baseball writing for people who hate baseball writing."
Highlights from this issue include:
Rev. Norb's "Summer As a Ballpark Announcer"
Jake Austen's Tour of Chicago Baseball Statues
Charlie Vascellero's "The King and I"
Brian Cogan's "Rusty Staub: Heroism from Left to Right Field"
Perfect reading for World Series season.
You can order it from Razorcake and Quimbys or Atomic Books.
This just in from Zisk , our sister publication (it's baseball zine)...
Hey Zisk writers,
As the trading deadline looms tomorrow, we got to thinking about our own deadline. That is, the deadline for submissions for Zisk issue # 17. That deadline for articles/illustrations/deep thoughts is September 19th. Please note that this is a very strict deadline this issue, as we will not be accepting anything after that date. Steve will be doing the layout on the 20th before he goes on vacation, and we'll be getting together as soon as he gets back to copy the issue.
Now onto the fun part: besides looking for your own ideas for articles, we have one we'd like everyone to contribute some brief words to. With both of New York's stadiums closing this year, we want to compile people's memories on their last time at their favorite team's stadium. So instead of just our memories of Shea, we'd like to have people describe their last trip to old Comiskey, Fulton County Stadium, the Astrodome, etc. We think it would be a great centerpiece to issue #17. It doesn't matter how long or short your thoughts are--just write them down and send it either one of us:
Mike - firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve - email@example.com
Thanks, and we look forward to your contributions.