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The Literary Game is a blog written by Alfonso Colasuonno, an emerging writer. This blog is all about the triumphs and travails of breaking into the literary game.

Aside from operating The Literary Game, Alfonso devotes much of his time to writing screenplays, short fiction, and poetry. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from Beloit College.

Alfonso has published his short fiction with The Milo Review, Pretty Owl PoetryHorror Sleaze Trash, Postcard Shorts, Farther Stars Than These, and Spexy and He Knows It. His poetry has appeared in Beautiful / Losers MagazineCitizens for Decent Literature, Rusty TruckZygote in My Coffee, Zombie Logic Reviewppigpenn, I am not a silent poetHorror Sleaze Trash, Eunoia Review, The Galway Review, Soul Fountain, Record MagazineDead Snakes, Bone Orchard PoetryRandomly Accessed Poetics, Gutter Eloquence Magazine, WinamopPink Litter, In Between HangoversFuck Art, Let’s DanceYellow Mama, Quail Bell Magazine, The Camel Saloon, Visceral Uterus, Vintage Poetry and O Sweet Flowery Roses.

Alfonso’s other projects include:

MyCareerHacker: MyCareerHacker.com is a business that Alfonso co-founded with his fiancée Lauren Rubin. MCH exists to help job applicants hack their careers and dramatically improve their chances of landing excellent, high-paying jobs in their field.

Beautiful Losers Magazine: Beautiful Losers is the home of the best poetry, fiction, and nonfiction on the Web. We don’t care whether you’ve published widely or never at all, if it’s good, we’ll run it. We’re not interested in the exclusivity of the literati and their avant-garde pretensions, but that doesn’t mean your vampire romance is going to get our attention. We’re a throwback magazine (and proudly so!) of literature, oftentimes with edge, always of quality. Some of our favorite writers are Cormac McCarthy, Flannery O’Connor, Raymond Carver, and Haruki Murakami.


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