Exmo Arts-n-Lit Roundup!
Who wants to swap some stories?
Multimedia: The exmo documentary In the Shadow of the Temple is now in the preview for focus groups stage! And our friends at Mind on Fire have added a regular video/podcast feature.
Exit Stories: The Lyoness has recently started a whole blog devoted to exmo exit stories. Swing by and share your story! Note that I know of two other banks of exit stories: one at Exmormon.org and one at Postmormon.org. But why not have a third collection, for blogspace?
Narrative: Etienne has finished posting his beautiful memoir Falling Into Life. Cynthia E. Bagley (a charter member of Outer Blogness) has just started serializing her novel Shira. So far she’s only on chapter 1, so if you hurry, you won’t be too far behind! 😀
I’ve just posted about the character’s gender vs. the author’s gender as a follow-up to my novella Orem High. And, in other LDS-interest fiction, don’t forget Zoe Murdock’s novel Torn by God which I reviewed here.
Others??? I know that others of you have also written books recently or completed other projects! If you’d like to update us with any news of how your project is going, please leave a comment.
Update: Speaking of Torn by God, Mormon Lit blog A Motley Vision has just posted an interview with the author.
In other news, The Sunstone Blog has opened a cafe press shop for all you Sunstone Mormons out there! 😀
I think you’ve covered most of the ones I’ve heard of…thanks for compiling this list.
I’ve actually found a couple more that I’d missed!
Visual Arts: Pixelfish (whose blog I’ve cited in my weekly roundup a few times) has started an art blog, including graphic arts tutorials in addition to displaying her own work.
Then just have a look at the paintings of Dayle Ann Stratton! Her blog doesn’t appear to say much (if anything) about Mormonism, but here’s some of what she wrote in a comment on my blog:
It ain’t great literature, but the website Moron Church of Latter-day Saints is a site attempting to bring lightmindedness to those looking for it.
The site is new, and will soon be soliciting submissions from others.
Also, I have been corresponding privately with an individual who has been writing some PostMo, ExMo short fiction. I think that can have a cathartic function. Does anyone know if there is already a site dedicated to short fiction by and for PostMo/ExMo folks?
Andrew — sorry it took so long to fish your comment out of the spam bin. (I don’t check it very often because Akismet is usually pretty good at identifying non-spam as non-spam).
Thanks for the link — I’ll add your site to our list.
There is no site that is specifically dedicated to PostMo/ExMo short fiction (or at least not one that is large and active). The closest thing is this site right here (Main Street Plaza) and my personal blog.
Please have your friend email me: chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com. I might be able to help find a good place to publish the stories (online) and/or offer other assistance.
hi chanson – just heard about this – it’s not fiction but exit stories. leaving the fold book.
Thanks for the link! I’d heard of this book before, but I’d forgotten the title.
Have a work in progress, a novel with the working title “A Lost Argument”. Should be finished in another month or two … 🙂
Therese — Sounds interesting!
Keep in mind that there really aren’t many resources out there for exmo lit (unlike faithful mo lit which has its own publishing industry, distribution network, etc.), so there’s no straight-forward path to publication. Personally, I write reviews of exmo lit works and I try to network together what resources exist. Email me: chanson dot exmormon at gmail dot com