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Calling all women who are nasty! Seeking radical non-fiction essays that provide crucial commentary on what it’s like to be a woman today. Bold stories from fierce women who are not ashamed of who they are and what they do. Detailed journeys about coming to terms and embracing your sexuality, your body, yourself. Being so comfortable in your skin, you sometimes strike fear in the hearts of those who do not understand. Tell me a story you think needs to be heard; a story only you can tell. Because space is limited, I’m looking for the strongest piece you’ve got. Submissions are open to any female-identifying person. Queer, trans, and women of color are strongly encouraged to send something in.
This is a charity anthology. 100% of proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood.
Word count: 1000-5000 words
Deadline: August 31st, 2017
Pay: $100 and Contributor Copy (pay can be donated upon authors request)
Subject Line: Nasty! Anthology
A confirmation email will be sent within a couple of days of receipt. We will then respond to all submissions with a yes or no by September 15th, 2017. If you have not heard from us about what you’ve submitted by September 20th, please contact us.
Projected for a Winter 2017 release date through King Shot Press
IN THE RIVER, a surprise release from Jeremy Robert Johnson and Lazy Fascist Books. 100% of the first month proceeds being donated to Portland Homeless Family Solutions to aid them in the difficult work of helping families with children find safety and security during times of struggle.
An intensely moving tale of survival and madness along the river’s edge. A father and son fishing lesson become a nightmarish voyage to the sea in this visionary testament to the lengths we will go for those we love.
It blasted a hole in Kickstarter. It made the rounds on the indie film circuit. (hitting 9 countries, 39 festivals, and winning 14 awards!). People walked out. People cried blasphemy. Horror icons like Guillermo Del Toro, Mike Flanagan, John Shirley, and John Skipp each had their faces melted by it.
And now, finally, the NSFW micro-budget spectacle from the deranged mind of Jeremy Robert Johnson, Anthony Cousins, and Ryan Schaddelee has arrived courtesy of Blumhouse! Behold!
When a deviant mind like Jeremy Robert Johnson is featured in Publishers Weekly, you know the world’s getting weirder. Huge congratulations to JRJ. Time for every weirdo (and some of the normals, too) to get excited for Entropy in Bloom, due to drop in April!
Orciny Press has released the Spanish-language edition of SKULLCRACK CITY by Jeremy Robert Johnson. With a wicked new cover and title, we can’t wait to see Jeremy’s mind-bending vision spread across the world. Check out Orciny’s press release for more information (if you can read Spanish)
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 Imagination Workout—The Dilation Exercises.
The operation was a simple ten minute procedure if the body occupying the slab was cold and disposable.
The staff had not had a “live one” to work on for some time, however, and they were determined to enjoy the warm flesh that had been offered.
—Alan M. Clark
Artwork: Detail from “Chuckling Beneath His Mask” copyright © 1984 Alan M. Clark. Interior for The Pain Doctors of Suture self General by the Bovine Smoke Society (Alan M. Clark, Randy Fox, Jim Goad, Peteso, Thalia Ragsdale, Stephen C. Merritt, Cynthia Grissette Merritt, and Beth Gwinn) with an introduction by F. Paul Wilson, published by Arts Nova Press. The painting also appears in black and white as an interior illustration for Pain and Other Petty Plots to Keep You In Stitches by Alan M. Clark, Randy Fox, Troy Guinn, Mark Edwards and Jeremy Robert Johnson (introduction by F. Paul Wilson), published by IFD Publishing.
ANGEL DUST APOCALYPSE is now available as light radiation from your Kindle screen!
This hi-def transfer of the cult classic has been fully revised and updated and features 20,000 words of new digital-only content including:
-And new section “The Fallout: Bonus Material of Suspect Value” which contains early, entirely out-of-control interviews with CEMETERY DANCE magazine and THE MEAT SOCKET, as well as “JUST THE WORST THING EVER: A TERRIBLE STORY YOU SHOULDN’T READ (WITH WRITER’S COMMENTARY)” and “A REAL BATCH OF NETWORK PITCHES FOR SHOWS WHICH YOU WILL PROBABLY NOT BE SEEING ANYTIME SOON.”
It’s priced crazy cheap ($2.99) for the holidays and to say thanks for all the support and love the book has received in the past.