Joe Hall had his manuscript accepted by Black Ocean Press. The book, Pigafetta Is My Wife, is forthcoming in the spring of 2010.
Here is a bit from the announcement on the Black Ocean blog:
The tremendous honor of escorting these books toward their public consumption has been the cause for numerous bacchanalia in the Black Ocean HQ. Much revelry has been had with each new acquisition, at the expense of personal safety and upright reputations. With our remaining limbs, we write of the joy that we experienced selecting the most exciting work that came across our desks. Each of these books stimulates the brain in its own way: exciting the cortex of language; rousing the senses; animating our nightmares; stimulating the bones of the inner ear; filling history with flesh and blood. We hope you will subscribe to the coming year of all these beautiful failures and in a few months you will be afforded the opportunity to do so formally, with your wallet.So good work, Joe Hall.
Also, look for an interview with Liam Callanan to be posted tomorrow or Friday.