You’ll find yourself asking the question: What have I done for love, and what would I do?
Is there a Satanic conspiracy, is it all a desperate author’s insanity, or is it something else entirely?
And you know, as much as I love this poem, I still don’t completely buy it when he says that shark attacks can’t love broken collarbones.
I love Arcan because her work inspires such a strong revulsion in many readers.
Everything that we are afraid to do; the anticipation or the fear of it is always greater than doing it. Even if it is something awful.
Meet the authors that rocked my world. They will rock yours too.
The term “genius” gets thrown around a lot but I definitely feel Chelsea Martin is genius as fuck.
Meekings takes traditional fantasy elements and reinvents them into a dark and fun tale for the young at heart.
Which is your muse? Plath, Lana, or both?
CLASH Books is excited to present this collection of stories inspired by Lana Del Rey & Sylvia Plath.
Being on Get Lit is like talking to the cool girl in the bar bathroom, only you’re talking about literature and other awesome shit instead of crying about something.
Wait till you hear the unintelligible shit show of my real life.
In an apocalyptic Texas where you can get high drinking your own shadow, there lives a young shadow junkie named Murk. This is from Brian Allen Carr’s breakout novel, Sip.
Now and then there comes a book so strange, that the comedown after reading feels like the day after an acid trip.
What did you do in Amsterdam?
Shy Watson: oh my god what didn’t i do
“Hustle sucks, man.”
“Go to a crossroads & try to summon Lucifer & see what happens.”
“Absolutely Golden is a far-out tale that grooves right along.”
“Italian horror doesn’t give a shit about your Protestant work ethic.”
“I’ve seen very few popular movies where black people get to be fully expressive complex humans.”
“What if Superman’s ship didn’t crash in Kansas, but landed on the other side of the world in Soviet controlled Ukraine?”
“We met at a village cantina, and shit got deep the more rum we consumed.”
“We talked about life and writing in the same way that poets talk about love: straight forward and with no bullshit.”
“Tanzer aspires to the coolness that comes with trying but making it seem like you’re not trying, which is exactly how good writing is, and one of the reasons that Be Cool feels so effortless to read.”
CLASH BOOKS has your Valentine’s Day covered with two juicy new releases!
“There is something spicy & sensual about the warm taste of ginger on your tongue.”
“We are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas.”
“There are plenty of zines and lit sites that give authors a platform to talk about their favorite seltzer water and convince everyone they use a typewriter, which is great and all, but that’s not what this is.”
“It’s a creepy yarn that opens with a birth scene and ends with you losing your whole fucking mind.”
“Born and raised in a small harbor town in the south of Ireland, Kealan Patrick Burke knew from a very early age that he was going to be a horror writer.”
“Cicero’s poems show nature as violent and unforgiving.”
“It’s gross, violent, erotic, boisterous fun for a pretty non-traditional family unit.”
“Being a guest on Get Lit with Leza is like being at a great party and in therapy at the same time.”
TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY & SYLVIA PLATH WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 13TH, 2018
“Leza and I took a strange and wonderful journey together.”
“A friend of mine was arrested for swimming naked in the reservoir where this water comes from.”
“Imagine if David Lynch produced a gritty, raw, live-action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.”
“We talked about writing and faith, and I even got to show off my Lego art and played the guitar!”
“So this summer I was helping out on this farm with all these anarchist witches & stuff.”
“I thought a blog would give me direction but it kinda didn’t do that at all. It kinda made me more aimless.”
“FLO IS SWEET, but she’s a hard bitch.”
“No more CHRISTMAS SHIT for the rest of the night.”
“Some of the narratives on this list need to fuck off and disappear forever, but others may or may not become amazing stories in the right hands.”
“i like to paint. people seem to like them. win-win.”
Ghosts trying to get laid, an “erotic” burning bush, forbidden love between sea monsters and more fill this collection of Torah-influenced bizarro, horror, and pulp fiction. You gotta dig any book that has a recipe for a skinhead-killing Golem.”
“Plant magic has been an integral part of seasonal ceremony. Long before Christmas was decking the halls, it was exploring the inner caverns of our psyche.”
“It was like being at Bizarro Con again, just hanging out and nerding out about Bizarro Fiction and literature in general.”
“These are stories for when you cry looking at a mirror and ask harsh questions about who the fuck is staring back at you.”
“When I was your age, mija, I had my heart broken by a beautiful man.”
“when you swipe your fingers between my thighs like that it’s like someone smashing the motherfucking like button on all of my tweets at once”
“The second time, nothing came back but roaches stained smoke and ash”
“I think I’ve organically drifted from horror to crime/noir to dark/literary.”
“I don’t remember any of this. To be clear, my lack of memory is because of the Xanax.”
“Even if his first name is Santa, he’s no saint to me.”
“Each of the writers by day seven had shared raw truths, built scene after scene and perfected their skills.”
“This was not an interview, it was a conversation.”
“The Tarot is all about accessing your subconscious and conversing with it.”
“I said dance, pendejo!”
“Like Art School Confidential as directed by Lloyd Kauffman and Quentin Tarantino.”
“Eyes are kept open, lined with small needles, lest they blink and let loose the blood.”
“Small and dark and slanted eyed like me.”
“After bathing in the blood of several children.”
“but still you come looking for her body”
“Why the fuck did they make another movie about evil children.”
“Your eyes bleed, your soul cries, but you can’t fucking stop.”
It was possibly the funkiest and most relaxed interview setting I’ve ever been in.
Halloween became a thing I wanted to nail in Kindergarten.
This is when frogs come hopping. He is unsettled by their black, staring eyes.
Her smile was sharp and immediate; her eyes were twin voids.
How did my pain get so big?
I enjoyed rambling through a wide range of topics.
What better time to cross that threshold than during the month of Samhain!
LET’S GET WITCHY!
“Humans are addicted to anxiety.”
“This movie is OUT THERE. It is dark and funny and to top it all, it is a musical.”
“He was a rebel of his time.”
“You look exactly like your Facebook photos, and it’s making my stomach all mushy.”
“Shared weirdness in a damp Necon hotel room.”
“I know your mom stole your whole name from her favorite telenovela.”
“The bride told me I looked like shit. Then she laughed.”
“In the words of Brian Keene, please go die in a tire fire.”
“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“Easily the most bizarre conversation I’ve ever been a part of.”
“Aliens don’t give a fuck about you.”
“If you watch this and don’t get turned on you are officially a corpse.”
“You don’t wanna miss this!”
“To fight, we need to believe in ourselves first.”
“She is not scared of owning her badness or her goodness.”
“If a great relationship with a sharp, amazing press that loves your work and hustles for you is great, then two is better, and three must be amazing.”
“More people need to wear a panda head when they do interviews.”
“Marisol is a bruja who must grapple with sexual abuse.”
“It was a radtacular time.”
“These stories get under your skin.”
“The F word is used three times in the first three sentences.”
“There was the summer my friends and I saw this kid pee on his parent’s car.”
“I think I was smoking a cigar.”
“You have been very critical of anthologies paying in signed photographs. Why do you hate photography, Max?”
An intensely moving tale of survival and madness along the river’s edge.
“Now we finally get our own supervillain.”
“The panels ooze with demented sexuality, brutality and, uh, eyeball licking.”
“I think of the times I’ve cragged my legless body across razorwire, skin sloughing off as the napalm digs into me.”
CLASH correspondent, art critic/therapy practitioner, and meek serial killer interviews cult writer Justin Grimbol.
“Your father has a devil inside him.”
“How cool would it be if you actually got Cher to do a poetry zine for one of the Ladybox releases?”
“If you think every other author out there is your enemy, you can go fuck yourself.”
“Come to Vegas and we can go to karaoke.”
You were published this past year by Lazy Fascist Press. What was it like working with the alt-right?
“10/10 would chat again”
“We’re a bunch of slanted-eyed brown girls watching wide-eyed white girls being chased by a killer.”
“A man lives with a parasite in him.”
“It felt much more like a conversation than a sort of performance of me-ness.”
“Actually, I’m a Pisces. A sad, aging emo boy in a sad, aging emo world.”
“We all smelled bad and dressed sloppy acted like we hated the place.”
“My friends were all hood rats.”
“Dreams are often a strange equalizer.”
Take a trip to the METAL side of LIT
“Being on this podcast made me feel like I fell into some weird Loony Tunes wormhole.”
There is no such thing as fair during times like this.”
“I felt okay about being charmless. I was going to eat ice-cream.”
When horror authors get big press distribution, it always exciting news. Two books are out today and both of them look awesome.
“I was a religious little boy and thought Guns N’ Roses were nothing but sinners and going to hell.”
“Genre or Literary Fiction, NYC or MFA, Indie or Mainstream, Denis Johnson was beloved. “
“I can’t untangle my queerness from my politics or my magickal practice.”
“Bet it feels good to smash up a toilet.”
“I picture myself as Lena Dunham with a beard.”
“When I finally decided to quit drinking I had anxiety about being alone.”
“I want to make shit happen.”
“No vampires, werewolves, and certainly no witches.”
“I’m still the heathen it represents, but now I’m a sober, happy heathen.”
“Saw Nunslaughter cut open a dead deer, dump buckets of blood, and throw a pig’s head off the stage for the audience to kick around in the mosh pit.”
“I fought so long to plant a flag in something that never should have been disputed territory.”
MAGIC HAPPENS EVERY DAY
“I have a firm belief that sacred cows make the best hamburgers.”
“Every human being gets addicted to something.’
“Once he jumped on me while I was humping my pillow.”
“You can just imagine all those Chinese like a little army of yellow ants crawling over it, can’t you?”
“Kathleen Hanna never stops. She can’t be kept down.”
“BRUJA is a fluid, non-linear, and organic experience.”
“I visit old people in their homes and help them with daily tasks, like cooking and cleaning and bathing.”
“When I think of people with mustaches, I think of my dad, Burt Reynolds, and cowboys.”
“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“My heart is a dumpster fire.”
One of the earliest reviews I received said, “A full on satire of contemporary law as mesmerizing and complex as something lost from David Foster Wallace, yet as light in tone as A Confederacy of Dunces.” First I was flattered, thrilled, and then I thought, wait, didn’t both those guys kill themselves?
“You can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts .”
“Spring Breakers and Gummo specifically pop to mind.”
“I am compelled to tell stories.”
“Basically, Elizabeth Ellen should win the Pulitzer Prize and then immediately be beaten to death with it because she’s so good, so human, so completely fucked.”
“My personal favorite character is a talking bathroom that literally fucks Kyle.”
“Bizarro is the Chaos Magick of literature.”
“I dreamt about Lola at night.”