Electric Grace: Still More Fiction by Washington Area Women

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Electric Grace; is a marvel, a glorious humming party-line of voices. Bend your ear to the wire and have a listen. You won't be disappointed.--Ann Downer, author of Hatching Magic and The Spellkey Trilogy. The 21st publication by Paycock Press (begun in 1976 and named for Irish playwright Sean O Casey s play Juno and the Paycock) is Electic Grace, the third volume in a trilogy of anthologies that gathers a grand total of 1,206 pages of writing by 117 different women scattered throughout three thick voumes. Are there really that many women writing fiction in this town? Here s the proof. What are they writing about? Sex, death, love, hate, birth, murder, children, parents, revenge, the endless war, grim choices in an even grimmer world. Original Fiction (only 9 reprints) by: Teresa Bevin, Jody Lannen Brady, Michelle Brafman, Laura Brylawski-Miller, Maxine Clair, Brenda W. Clough, Merle Collins, Julie Corwin, Janet Crossen, Rosie Dempsey, Mary Katya Doroshenk, Cynthia Folcarelli, Barbara Goldberg, Corrine Zappia Gormont, T. Greenwood, Catherine Harnett, Jamie Holland, Susan Kellam, Eugenia SunHee Kim, Randi Gray Kristensen, Joanne Leedom-Ackerman, Sarah Grace McCandless, Faye Moskowitz, Barbara Mujica, Jessica Neely, Sarah Pleydell, Victoria Popdan, Joy Reges, Jessie Seigel, Debra Sequeira, Sheryl Stein, Amy Stolls, Mary L. Tabor, Julia Thomas, Sheila Walsh, Riggin Waugh, NC Weil, Mary-Sherman Willis, Robyn Kirby Wright, Hananah Zaheer, Anna Ziegler, and Christy J. Zink. Cover by Jody Mussoff.

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Richard Peabody, a prolific poet, fiction writer and editor, is an experienced teacher and important activist in the Washington , D.C. community of letters. He is the founder and co-editor of Gargoyle magazine and editor (or co-editor) of sixteen anthologies including Mondo Barbie, Conversations with Gore Vidal, A Different Beat: Writings by Women of the Beat Generation, Coming to Terms: A Literary Response to Abortion, and Grace and Gravity: Fiction by Washington Area Women. He is the author of the novella Sugar Mountain, two short story collections, and six poetry collections including Last of the Red Hot Magnetos and I'm in Love with the Morton Salt Girl. He is currently completing Stress City: A Bog Book of Fiction by 50 DC Guys (forthcoming March 2008). Peabody teaches at the Writer s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, one of the countries premier independent literary centers, and at Johns Hopkins University, where he has been presented the Faculty Award for Distinguished Professional Achievement. He lives and works in Arlington, Virginia.

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