Monday, January 05, 2009


Yet another artistic endeavor that is pursued under the JaSar umbrella is writing. Jason IS a writer. I write, sometimes.

Today, it is with great pride that I announce another accomplishment by JaSar -- another step towards living the dream.

Drum roll please...

Jason sumbitted his novella, Prose and Cons (a confession) and his short story, The Christmas Pickle to The Paris Review for publication consideration today.

This is a monumental step for Jason, as he has been writing all his life to lead up to this moment. It takes a lot of courage to write something -- putting your heart and soul into it --and then send it out to be looked at, read and judged by strangers -- the best of the best. To wait and wait for a response -- good or bad -- you wait. And Jason has done it.

The Paris Review is the first place we are submitting to because it has published so many phenomenal authors in it's history. It would be a humbling honour to be published in the same journal as Burroughs, Faulkner, Borges, Miller, Heller and T.S. Eliot (to name a few).

The submissions will be frequent and plentiful now. There was just a barrier that had to be broken, a child that had to be released, and a soul that had to heal before this treasure would submit. After all, Prose and Cons isn't just a novella, it's a confession. His voice finally caught up with him.

You can all look forward to more literature by Jason Berthume real soon. He is currently working on another project. I can't say much about it, because we wouldn't want to spoil the surprise, but we can tell you that it is quite untowardly.

Jason -- I am so proud of you. You are my hero and I love you.

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