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Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Voting Begins Now!

Voting for the Wonderland Book Award preliminary ballot begins now for the Best Bizarro Novel and Best Bizarro Collection of 2015. Please send your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes in the Novel and Collection categories to with the subject line “Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Ballot.” Preliminary voting ends August 1st. NOTE TO AUTHORS […]

Flash Fiction Friday: 2015 New Bizarro Authors, Pt. 1

For this week and the next two Flash Fiction Friday will exhibit excerpts of The New Bizarro Author Series for 2015. Rainbows Suck by Madeleine Swann (Buy It Now!) The doors exploded open, neon pinks, purples and blues bursting onto the streets and the skin of those waiting. The others cheered, but Tilli remained quietly […]

Dilation Exercise 103

Below you’ll find Alan M. Clark’s weekly Dilation Exercise. Please look at the picture, read the caption, above and below the image, and allow your imagination to go to work on it. If the artwork inspires an idea, please use the comment feature to tell us something about it. Need a further explanation? Go to […]

15 Tips For Naming Your Characters… Bizarro Or Otherwise

by Jess Gulbranson “Naming characters is like naming rock bands, only not as much fun. Unless your character’s name is Fudge Whistle, in which case it’s exactly the same amount of fun.” -John Skipp Okay, let’s get serious for a moment. There are a lot of hard parts to writing- it isn’t all cashing royalty […]

Biomega – It Ain’t Your Grandfather’s Cyberpunk

by Karl Fischer Over the years, I’ve tried to get my peers into manga and I often run up against the same critique: “It just doesn’t interest me.” What I think they mean to say is that they’re not interested in saccharine love triangles with bubble-breasted schoolgirls fighting tentacle demons from Beyond the Veil. Fair […]

Bizarro Books

2017 NOVELS/NOVELLAS4 Rooms in a Semi-detached House by Madeleine Swann (Strangehouse Books)Bad Hotel by Dustin Reade (Rooster Republic Press)The Big Meat by Carlton Mellick III (Eraserhead Press)A Confederacy of Hot Dogs by Christoph Paul (CLASH Books)Deadly Lazer Explodathon by Vince Kramer (Thicke & Vaney Books)Death Metal Epic (Book Two: Goat Song Sacrifice) by Dean Swinford […]

Ball Busting Interview with Lazar Jones, Smut Peddler

Lazar Jones. Lazar Jones. LAZAR JONES! We’ve all heard the buzz, but most of us are probably thinking that everyone is talking about this guy: Turns out THIS IS NOT LAZAR JONES. But THIS is: Family resemblance? A home DNA test will be the judge. Recently this tantalizing little ebook appeared on my radar: After […]

Flash Fiction Friday: The Night We Killed Trogbrain

by Karl A. Fischer The night we killed Trogbrain was the night I made a promise. “John,” I said, “I would fight you.” “What?” “For you. I would get into a fight for you.” Your mouth was full of grittlecakes. “I don’t have enemies.” “The persistent threat of oblivion isn’t enemy enough?” “Mythology.” You swallowed […]

Flash Fiction Friday: Bathroom Break

by Karl A. Fischer At last, sweet relief. You buckle your belt and zip up your pants, feeling as though you weigh several pounds less. You diligently ignore whatever stained the floor orange and wash your hands. Like any good convenience store bathroom, a condom dispenser hovers just over the sink. It also purports to […]