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James (Jim) Meirose: Fiction Writer, Novelist

jmeirose@optonline.net







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I feel my life is a story,

I  am being told,

By someone or something,

Too large to comprehend.

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ABOUT ME:  

Jim Meirose's work has appeared in numerous magazines and journals, including Permafrost, Blueline, Ohio Edit, Bartleby Snopes, the Fiddlehead, Witness, Alaska Quarterly review, and Xavier Review, and has been nominated for several awards. Two collections of his short work have been published. And a novel, "Mount Everest" was released in 2015 by Montag Press. Another novel, "Eli the Rat", has just been released by Montag as well. Three more novels are under contract with Montag for 2016-2017 release: these are previously published novels which had gone out of print from other houses. As of this writing, over 300 of my short stories have been published since 1988.

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NOTE!! "ELI THE RAT" IS HERE!

NOTE!! "MOUNT EVEREST" IS HERE!

Click the names to look at and buy either at Amazon.com!​​​

DETAILS OF ELI THE RAT:












6/29/2016:  Newspaper article (click link to read) appeared this month in a Major NJ newpaper, regarding "Eli the Rat", Montag Press, and future plans for 3 more Montag novels. (Contracts signed for these).

7/5/2016: LATEST REVIEW of ELI THE RAT - Well worth a look!

NOVEL REVIEW
By Sandy Raschke, Fiction Editor
Calliope, A Writer’s Workshop by Mail
2016 Summer Issue #152  

                Enticed by the stunning, phantasmagoric cover art created by Wojciech Magierski, it would be the rare reader who wouldn’t be compelled to turn to the first page of this novel...

 Click HERE to read entire review. 

​ALSO:  ​PRAISE FOR "ELI THE RAT" from noted journal editor:

"With wild imagery and his masterful use of internal monologue, Meirose thrusts us in the mind-bending drug-induced madness of his characters. His words, like that which is present in so many of Eli’s visions, are fire."


​​DETAILS OF MOUNT EVEREST:

          







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READ Newspaper article about "Mount Everest" at this link:  ​​Courier Everest

​​Here's a blurb from a noted editor about "Mount Everest":

"If Philip K. Dick, Richard Brautigan, and Oliver Sacks had collaborated on a novel, this would be it. Within its pages you’ll meet the endearing Christine, an unforgettable, good-lookingprostitute who suffers from enough delusional syndromes to fill a thick textbook on neurological pathologies. A strangely beautiful and hauntingnovel, Mount Everest conducts the reader through a labyrinth of psychological dimensions to the point where it’s difficult to be sure that you’ve emerged."


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** OTHER STUFF **

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NOVELS UNDER CONTRACT:

-"Marcia", "Monkey", and "Freddie Mason's Wake" Novels' reprints from Montag set to occur in 2016-17.

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NEW WORK, NOVELS WAITING TO FIND PUBLISHERS:

​​8/18/2016- "Understanding Franklin Thompson" COMPLETE! Ready to go!

103140 word high potential postmodernist novel.

Agents: Interested? Contact me via form on this site.

6/5/2016 -​​-"Death Rocket Ricky" novel complete, out seeking publisher. NEWS FLASH! This may come out during the last half of 2016. (No deal yet but fingers crossed). 

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NOVELETTES:

12/26/15 - "Wait-Slave inna ChinaJoint" completed (13217 Words), and sent out to earn its inevitable slew of rejections.

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SHORT STORIES:

8/12/2016 FLASH FICTION 222 words "The Mary Kay Lady" completed, submitted everywhere,

8/10/2016 "The End of Carolyn's Corporate Career" has been published in Ohio Edit  (Thanks Amy!)

7/2016 "Mirror-Maze", "The Morning After Every Night" completed, submitted everwhere.

7/22/2016 "Next to the Last Stool" completed, submitted everywhere.

7/9/2016 - "Everything's Really Nothing at All" completed, submitted everywhere.

6/29/2016: - "Vitus on the Eleventh", "Cancer", and "Scales" completed, submitted everywhere.

6/5/2016 - "The Agent", "The Pale WIld Priest", and "Bandages" completed, submitted everywhere.

6/5/2016 - "The WIndow in the Sky" will appear in Big Bridge Lit Mag Later This Year.

4/21/16 - "Their Last Friday" completed, sent everywhere!! 

4/10/16 - "Faking it Up with the Ghostwriters" to appear  in Journal of Experimental Fiction Anthology later this year.

3/28/16 - "Eighteen Damned Good Reasons Jesus Won't Return as a Cruise Ship" completed. Out seeking publication.

3/26/16 - "Spring" accepted by Wolffian Press.

3/26/16 "Smokin' Marlboros Down Metedeconk" accepted by Simone Press

3/5/16 - "The Foreman" completed. Out seeking publication.

2/20/16 - "Not Worth a Damned Scam" completed. Out seeking publication.

2/6/16 - "Day of the Ibis" completed. Out seeking publication.

1/27/16 - "Thirty Years After Thirty Years After" accepted by Permafrost.

1/23/16 - "In an Alcohol Blackout" completed. Out seeking publication.

1/17/16 - "Backstage, with Camille; and Mauro" completed. Out seeking publication.

1/8/2016 - "Some Dream Washed Up onna Opium-Bed" completed. Out seeking publication.

1/4/2016 - "Blind" completed. Out seeking publication.

12/22/2015 - "After Getting the Meat Before Buying the Papers" may now be viewed in Ohio Edit.

11/26/2015 - "Roxie and Zeke" has appeared in the Wisconsin Review.

Short Story "Freezer Meat" completed, will be sent off seeking publication today.

11/21/15 - "At the Race Change Clinic" to appear in Otoliths.

​​​ ​​​​"Time Passes; Time Goes" to appear on Pound of Flash this month.

9/26 - MILESTONE!  300th work published since 1988!  Mad Swirl --https://www.facebook.com/MadSwirl/posts/10207939417104745?notif_t=mention …

9/17 - Ohio Edit has published story "Shower, Car: Picnic, Eggs".

​​"Found, Found, Found This Dead Arm In the Gutter" story has come out in latest Third Wednesday Journal.

"The Corpse" story is out in the latest issue of Innovate.

"Walking the Dog" story is out in the latest issue of Sidereal Journal.

9/3 - Completed "Montano's Creep". It's out earning it's rejections!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​And of course, Email for details on any of the above.

And finally HERE, here are two of my favorite people:






They take care of the place while the Master is away!


Experience:

Full time Fiction Writer - 2010 to present

Sr. Business Manager IT at AT&T September 1984 - July 2010 (25 years 11 months)

Part-time Fiction Writer - 1988 to 2010


Skills & Expertise:


Editing

Writing

Public Speaking

Classical Guitar (When in Practice - about once every forty years!!)


Education:


Bloomfield College: BA in Economics, 1976 - 1980

High School - New Brunswick Public High School (Zebras) - No memories remain.

Grade School: Our Lady of Lourdes, Milltown NJ:  Remember that I threw up in front of an audience during a big important spelling bee.



Publications:

Novel "Monkey". Contracted for reprint with Montag Press 2016.

Novel "Freddie Mason's Wake". Contracted for reprint with Montag Press 2016.

Novel "Mount Everest" Published 11/5/2015 by Montag Press.

Novel "Eli the Rat" in Montag Press Editing process toward 2016 release.

Novel "Marcia " Contracted for reprint with Montag Press 2016..

Short story collection "Breakfast Meat and Other Stories" Out of print

Over 300 short stories published in various magazines and journals since 1990 Authors: James Meirose

Short Story Chapbook:

"Crossing the Trestle" Authors: James Meirose - Out of Print.