Tag: Bizarro fiction

5 Weird Books You’ve Probably Never Read

The title of this post may seem like clickbait when you see the legendary authors that landed on this list, but despite their reputations as literary behemoths, the books in question are far weirder and way more obscure than almost anything else in their respective canons. You won’t find  seminal characters like Fear & Loathing

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A Short Book Review of a Short Book: The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Saying Goodbye

Review by Zakary McGaha 3.5/5 stars. This is a stellar collection of short stories and flash from one of indie lit’s most enthusiastic readers/reviewers. Every story has something to like about it, but some definitely stick out more than others. The style of prose is on the minimalistic side of things, which I uniformly loathe,

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House Gods and Bizarrocon: An Interview with Andrew James Stone

Austin James: I’ve been bummed that you’ll be missing BizaroCon 11 so I won’t be able to meet you in person. Second best thing: I get to interview you instead! First off, thanks for your time. Andrew James Stone: I’m super bummed, too. After you experience the convention, you’ll know why! And it’s my pleasure!

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Positively Squidlike

Positively Squidlike Earl woke up one morning to find that he had become a squid. It was an unfortunate discovery. Even so, it wasn’t nearly as unfortunate as the discovery he made shortly thereafter when writhing over to his bathroom mirror on his eight tentacles. Not only was he a squid—his once well toned and

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A New Voice in Bizarro Land: An Interview with Christopher Rigel

I picked up Christopher Rigel’s debut novella, Oval Orifice, almost entirely by chance. I knew Chris from college and was delighted to discover he had written a book. He had always been one of the sharp students in my literature courses, and I was certain his work would be worth a glance. When I discovered

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The Last Drug Trial on Earth Cover Reveal

Today, we’re revealing the cover of our first-ever Silent Motorist Media book publication, The Last Drug Trial on Earth, by Justin A. Burnett. Yes, we’re moving slowly into the realm of book publications. We have a few more surprise releases in store for you, including a hitherto unannounced anthology that we’re certain you’ll enjoy, but

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Unlikeable Characters: An Interview With Jessica McHugh

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing yet another accomplished, talent writer: Jessica McHugh. No additional introduction is needed, so let’s jump right in! -Austin James “I never realized how quickly children want to put visually unappealing things into their mouths.” -Jessica McHugh Austin James: So, I’ll start off with a generic question that might

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10 Weird Writers to Save Us All in 2018

Here is our highly-anticipated list of “10 Writers to Save Us All in 2018.” “Save us from what?” you ask. We’re not entirely sure. What we do know is that an unexpected number of writers and readers alike sent us impassioned demands to recognize writers across the independent and small-press spectrum, and that the Silent

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Psychedelic Flapper: An Interview with Madeleine Swann

Madeleine Swann is a psychedelic flapper, weird fiction writer, creepy stuff lover, and hideous face puller. And she’s a lot of fun to interview! -Austin James “I wanted to be a writer, an actress (but not a famous one), and every single animal in existence.” -Madeleine Swann Austin James: First off, thanks for chatting to me…

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Writer Nominations Closed

A heartfelt thank you goes out to everyone who nominated a writer for 10 Weird Writers to Save Us All in 2018. I haven’t been able to thank each email, message, and comment individually due to the unanticipated overwhelming response from you all. We’re thrilled that so many readers and writers alike participated, and from

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