Los Angeles, June 14--In its twelfth and latest issue, Black Clock , published semi-annually by the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), takes you out to the ball game with stories, essays and poetry by the esteemed literary journal's inimitable mix of voices new and familiar, including Jonathan Lethem, Lynne Tillman, Christopher Sorrentino, Katherine Dunn, and Matthew Zapruder.
Nina Revoyr recalls a young girl finding joy and freedom on the ball field, and the true meaning of the Babe "calling his shot" is revealed by the profanely funny Raj Bahadur. Tod Goldberg unveils the jaundiced world of a never-good-enough golf pro, while Samantha Dunn takes us inside the brutal world of the bull-riding ring. And Paul Cullum blows a referee's whistle on the whole enterprise with his manifesto on behalf of sports-haters everywhere. So grab a beer, some peanuts or crackerjacks, sit back and enjoy our summer classic, reading under the sunlit sky.
Singular, idiosyncratic, and a little mysterious, Black Clock has become one of America's leading literary journals since its inception in 2004, featuring such authors as Don DeLillo, David Foster Wallace, Richard Powers, Miranda July, Darcey Steinke, Susan Straight, Geoffrey O'Brien, Janet Fitch, and William T. Vollmann, along with a growing roster of striking new literary voices. Work appearing in Black Clock has been anthologized in best-of-the-year collections, nominated for O. Henry and Pushcart prizes, and two excerpted novels have gone on to win National Book Awards.
A reading for Black Clock 12 is scheduled for this fall. Visit the Black Clock website at www.blackclock.org  to keep in the loop. With a new look and expanded features, the website now allows users to purchase both individual issues and subscriptions directly from Black Clock. Individual issues are available in two formats: PDF and print. Visitors to the website can view sample pages from back issues, read select content online and keep up to date with everything Black Clock. Coming soon Black Clock will release a version for the iPad.
The relaunch of BlackClock.org follows the successful launch of the Black Clock Blog (launched May 3rd, 2010) at www.blackclock.org/blog . The faithful online companion to Black Clock, the blog is a must-read for keeping a pulse on established and emerging writers; trends in literature, publishing, and media; and the
literary landscape of Los Angeles and beyond.
Black Clock's staff includes novelist Steve Erickson, the magazine's Editor; novelist Bruce Bauman, Senior Editor; Managing Editors Michaele Simmering and Kyoung Kim; Assistant Managing Editor Joe Milazzo; Art Director Christopher Moribito; Poetry Editor Arielle Greenberg; and Editors-at-Large Anthony Miller, Dwayne Moser and David L. Ulin.
Black Clock is published semi-annually by the CalArts MFA Writing Program. Black Clock: One-year subscription (2 issues): $20 Single issue cover price: $13. To subscribe, consult Black Clock subscription agent Fiction on Demand.
For more information see www.blackclock.org .
CalArts has a multidisciplinary approach to its studies of the arts through six schools: Art, Critical Studies, Dance, Film/Video, Music, and Theater. CalArts encourages students to explore and recognize the complexity of the many aspects of the arts. It is supported by a distinguished faculty of practicing artists and provides its BFA and MFA students with the hands-on training and exposure necessary for an
artist's growth. CalArts was founded in 1961 and opened in 1969 as the first institution of higher learning in the United States specifically for students interested in the pursuit of degrees in all areas of visual and performing arts.