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Scoundrels Among Us by Darrin Doyle – Book Review

By Ben Arzate Scoundrels Among Us is a collection of 29 stories covering a wide berth of genres and styles. There are realist stories, metafictional narratives, dark humor and pieces consisting only of dialogue. Several of the stories take the form of a sort of bent fairy tale, such as the titular story. Five “scoundrels”

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Golden Rod by Bram Riddlebarger – Book Review

Review by Ben Arzate [Disclaimer: Golden Rod was published by Cabal Books, which is also publishing a novel by me] Jack, a dishwasher obsessed with tea, has contracted a strange disease which turns his penis a deep yellow. After a stint in the hospital due to an attack by dogs, he decides to burn his

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I Suck at Being Interesting: An Interview with James Jakins

Austin James: Wanna be interviewed for Silent Motorist Media? James Jakins: Sure! I suck at being interesting in interviews, but that never stops me. Why’d you add “in interviews” to that sentence? Because I wanted to pretend that I’m interesting some of the time. Yeah, making people want to read this will be tough. Might

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A Good Editor is Hard to Find: The True Story of My Publishing Misadventure

Editor’s note: While we try to celebrate the world of small press and independent authors on Silent Motorist Media, it’s important, on occasion, to visit its pitfalls as well. No environment is perfect, and we’re publishing this piece in the hopes that an awareness of some of the issues addressed here will help new and

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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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SMM on Patreon!

That’s right, SMM now has a Patreon page! For those of you who can’t get enough of SMM, our Patreon is the place for you. Remember that Silent Motorist Media is an ad-free space; we also insist on paying our writers. That means we depend on support from readers like you to keep things going.

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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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