So It Goes Received; Pot Sweetened for So It Goes Reviewers

Two items, both to do with SO IT GOES, of which you have read here often (e.g., March 31, et al.).  The book itself has arrived in Monday afternoon’s mail.  This is the tribute anthology from Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing for Kurt Vonnegut, and I believe the first anthology published by the emerging press.  Just from a glance it looks like a winner — and certainly, in concept soitgoes-copy-202x300alone, it makes for a bold start.  And I might mention too, another first for PMMP will be their initial single-author collection next month, THE TEARS OF ISIS (cf. March 21, February 27, et al.) by (ahem) me, scheduled for release on May 15.

Then for more on SO IT GOES, Editor/Publisher Max Booth III has escalated on his April 3 offer, posted below, to potential reviewers.  But let him explain for himself:

Christian A. Larsen is one of the authors involved in our recent anthology, SO IT GOES:  A TRIBUTE TO KURT VONNEGUT.  Today he’s come up with a brilliant idea that everyone can participate in, and even get a chance to win free money!

Here is what Mr. Larsen posted on his blog:

“I and everyone involved would love to hear what you think.  Consider this a formal appeal for your review.  If you’re looking for an idea of how to write one, the following is adapted from an Isis4_2assignment given by Kurt Vonnegut to his students in his “Form of Fiction” course at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop:

“Any review would be awesome, whether you want to follow those instructions or not.  But if you do follow Vonnegut’s framework, I’m a big boy. If my story falls in the bottom three category, I can take it. I’ll take it with tears, but I’ll take it.”

Sounds fun, right? Well here’s where we up the stakes: anyone who participates in this challenge will be entered in a raffle for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. The lucky winner will be chosen at random on July 1st.  So do make sure, that if you do involve yourself in this project, that you email us at so your name doesn’t slip through the cracks!

More information — as well as the actual adaptation of Vonnegut’s own advice to reviewers — can be found by pressing here.


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