To celebrate the release of his new novel, A Democracy of Ghosts, John Griswold aka Oronte Churm (Vol. 5, No. 2) is raffling off Southern Illinois themed prizes, including, a $25 Amazon gift card, Folksongs of Illinois, A Southern Illinois Album, and much more. Head on over to the Oronte Churm blog for more details on the prizes and how to enter the contest. Good luck!
If you're looking for more of John's work, check out "The Stork," a free mini-book from Featherproof Books. Jodee mentioned these a few weeks back in her Short Story Month post about Jill Summers (Vol. 4, No. 2). The mini-books are incredibly fun. Download, print, and follow the simple instructions to put them together. Featherproof just released new mini-books from 9L contributors Joe Meno (Vol 3, No. 2) and Blake Butler (Vol 5, No. 1).