Welcome back to the Reckoning Press podcast! Reckoning is a nonprofit, annual journal of creative writing on environmental justice. I’m Michael J. DeLuca, publisher. Tomorrow, September 1st, we raise our rates for prose to 8 cents a word! Thank you profusely if you’re among those who helped us accomplish that–and if you’re interested, there’s still time; go to reckoning.press/support-us to find out how.
For our fifth episode we have for you the story with the best title Reckoning has and I daresay will ever have published, universally applicable both for freelancers such as myself and the systemically environmentally disadvantaged: “Fuck You Pay Me”, read by the author, Francis Bass.
Francis Bass is a recent graduate from the University of Iowa, and a native of Tallahassee, Florida. His work has appeared in the 2014 Thespian Playworks anthology and Kzine, and he has self-published several short stories and plays. You can find him online at francisbass.com.
“Fuck You Pay Me” appeared in print in Reckoning 3, and is also available to read on our website, reckoning.press. I hope you get as much fist-pumping catharsis out of it as I did.
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