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September, 2008

Keyhole Publications ( will feature Ilan Mochari’s short story, “A Loss to the Stuffed Animal Kingdom,” in Issue 4 of Keyhole Magazine, scheduled to appear in September, 2008.

Previous contributors to Keyhole include:

·        Michael Kimball, author of the novels The Way the Family Got Away (Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2000), How Much of Us There Was (Fourth Estate, 2005), and Dear Everybody (Alma Books, 2008). Stephen King short-listed one of Kimball’s stories for The Best American Short Stories 2007. Dave Eggers short-listed one of Kimball’s stories for The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2007.

·        Corey Mesler, author of the novels We Are Billion Year Old Carbon: A 60’s Narrative (Livingston Press, 2005) and Talk: A Novel in Dialogue (Livingston Press, 2002). His work has received raves from Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Olen Butler, as well as John Grisham, Frederick Barthelme, and George Singleton.


·        Eric Spitznagel, whose articles have appeared in Harper’s, Spy, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Rolling Stone, and Playboy. He is the author of six books and the ghostwriter of Ron Jeremy’s memoir, The Hardest (Working) Man in Show Biz  (Harper Paperbacks, 2008).


·        Myfanwy Collins, whose story “Daughters” was selected for the Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2008 Anthology. Her work has also appeared in The Kenyon Review, The Mississippi Review, AGNI, and Monkeybicycle.


·        Tim Keppel, whose stories have appeared in Glimmer Train, The Literary Review, and Mid-American Review.

·        Elizabeth Ellen, author of the story collections Before You She Was a Pit Bull (Future Tense, 2006) and Sixteen Miles Outside of Phoenix (Rose Metal Press, 2008).

Ilan Mochari is a novelist and journalist living in the Boston area. His short story, “The Father I Knew (and Still Do),” was a finalist in Glimmer Train’s 2007 Family Matters competition. He is seeking representation for his debut novel Zinsky the Obscure, and he is at work on his follow-up The Ring Behind the Glass. He is a former staff writer for Inc and he has also written for Fortune Small Business and CFO. He has a B.A. in English from Yale University.

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