Lemniscate Small Press

I started a small press and named it after my poetry chapbook I published.

The second publication is now available for purchase: Devourments by Langdon Hickman.

“It was during one of Abhi’s wanderings through the vast expanses of his Cascadian property that he found the cave in which he planned to die.”

Haunting and visceral, each story in Devourments by Langdon Hickman confronts death and grief in very different ways. Preserver and Satan Will Rise To Meet You force readers to challenge the uncomfortable ways we are used to coping with loss. Hickman’s prose conjures vibrant and strange worlds and characters with disarmingly uncanny familiarity, and leaves his imagery in the reader’s mind for days.

Illustrated by Caroline Diezyn.

52 pages, saddle-stapled on glossy paper. Black and white.

These will ship the week of August 14th, 2017.
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Langdon Hickman is a writer based in Fairfax, Virginia with his girlfriend and dog. He graduated from George Mason University with a degree in creative writing and has been published previously in Empty Lighthouse, Treble, 365tomorrows and Weaponizer; this is his debut book.  You can support him on Patreon.

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Moon Of Retribvtion

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About a year ago, I changed the name of my store, where I sell my art and writing, from Lunar Baedeker to Moon Of Retribvtion.

Since then, it’s changed so much it’s completely unrecognizable.

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I’ve tabled at three Punk Rock Flea Markets in town; my art and writing is available at a few local shops and I’m starting wholesale with shops across the world; and my tiny side project has grown into a bona fide business.

I appreciate all the support I get (especially from my bff Naomi!!!) and I’m very grateful that this weird little diversion has blossomed into a weird little business.

https://moonofretribvtion.com/

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Dining with the Undead: Etiquette for Today’s Host

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I wrote and illustrated a fictional non-fiction etiquette guide for entertaining zombies in the post-apocalypse for the zine press Pamphlets for the Apocalypse, and you can buy your very own right here.

“It is a well-known fact about the undead that the idea of ‘home’ is near and dear to their still hearts. The undead must visit their former house before they can exist peacefully as undead — banishing it from what’s left of their consciousness — but that doesn’t mean that they can’t enjoy exquisitely planned and executed candlelight suppers with entertainments.”

In Dining With The Undead, author Caroline Diezyn takes the guess work out of entertaining some of the most difficult hosts–the Undead. While the world around us may have changed, Diezyn shows us how humanity’s prevailing sense of manners and propriety can indeed survive any apocalypse. Raise a glass (or bottle) to toast yourself; with this handy book of etiquette, you’re sure to be entertaining post-apocalyptically in style.

Here’s a peek at one of the accompanying illustrations:

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So you’re interested in editing

I received an email from an undergraduate student who wanted to pick my brain about how to get into editing and publishing as a career. Though my current career is “grad student,” I’ve worked extensively as an editor since 2006. I thought my response could be useful to others, too. I’ve changed some details for the sake of privacy, but I think the info here could be widely applicable.

Moreover, whenever I spend a while writing something, I feel like it’s worthwhile to put it on my blog, too. Maybe that’s another piece of advice I want to share. Or maybe it’s weird.

Finally, this doubles as a mini-bio when it comes to publications/editing experience, which I think is kind of cool in and of itself.

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Mysterious Job Application

I applied for a really cool-sounding job and they needed an extensive letter of interest. I didn’t get the job, which is just as well – I would have had to essentially quit school to make it work. But writing this letter really helped me define what I do in a way I hadn’t before.

By the way: the Pamphlets for the Apocalypse story I mention was accepted, but the subject is now a bit different. The new title is “Dining with the Undead: Etiquette for Today’s Host.”

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