“As expected, they are pretty awesome and it’s a fascinating and entertaining look at the cult-icon of weird’s work.”
He Has Many Names by Drew Chial is a fresh spin on the Faustian bargain, a deal with the devil story in the age of artistic desperation.
I’m convinced that any food could “technically” be an aphrodisiac if someone else labels it as one.
It’s a story of yearning and loss that sits at the intersection of horror and romance
TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology of stories inspired by two of my favorite muses. I have always been drawn to dark feminine archetypes.
—there’s a part of you that wonders: I don’t know, maybe Bud knows some people with tigers in their veins.
At least when shit hits the fan I’ll have tomatoes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“Hustle sucks, man.”
“One of the best rockabilly singles from this decade is from Kesha’s last album, Rainbow.”
“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 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.”
“It’s gross, violent, erotic, boisterous fun for a pretty non-traditional family unit.”
“Haneke reminds us that humans are all damaged shitbags.”
“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
“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.”
“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.”
“These are stories for when you cry looking at a mirror and ask harsh questions about who the fuck is staring back at you.”
“I think I’ve organically drifted from horror to crime/noir to dark/literary.”
“Like Art School Confidential as directed by Lloyd Kauffman and Quentin Tarantino.”
“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.
He’s reconciled the misanthrope and the romantic in a way that doesn’t feel uneven.
A group of people get trapped inside a movie theater filled with demons.
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.
“This movie is OUT THERE. It is dark and funny and to top it all, it is a musical.”
“Shared weirdness in a damp Necon hotel room.”
“Mad Max: Fury Road level survival intensified by the worst Burning Man acid trip.”
“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.”
“You don’t wanna miss this!”
“To fight, we need to believe in ourselves first.”
“More people need to wear a panda head when they do interviews.”
“Sorry KatyCats, I think I might have just switched alliances.”
“Marisol is a bruja who must grapple with sexual abuse.”
“It was a radtacular time.”
“These stories get under your skin.”
“Was it the latent sexuality of Fukunaga’s script that pushed Warner Bros away, or the Lovecraftian aspects that made it too abstract?”
“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.”
“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?”
“Cary Fukunaga’s stylistic approach mixed with, arguably, Stephen King’s best or most beloved novel would seem like a match made in heaven… right?”
“It seems that Marvel Studios learned fast to pay it forward.”
“10/10 would chat again”
“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.”
“I was a religious little boy and thought Guns N’ Roses were nothing but sinners and going to hell.”
“I can’t untangle my queerness from my politics or my magickal practice.”
“I want to make shit happen.”
“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.”
“You’ll be grateful for the nightmares.”
“If you expend so much effort into being what other people desire it’ll leave you feeling empty.”
“Kathleen Hanna never stops. She can’t be kept down.”
“Tragedy Queens is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“You can probably read the book faster than an acid trip lasts .”
“Spring Breakers and Gummo specifically pop to mind.”
“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.”
“You made all of this happen with your book,” one Twitter user scolded me.”
“What does it mean to survive?”
“Imagine if Raymond Chandler or Dashiell Hammett wrote about talking chickens and anthropomorphic eggs in muumuus.”
“Imagine watching your ten-year old drawing chainsaw dicks.”
“I do not control people’s boner.”
CLASH Media catches up with Constance Ann Fitzgerald and talks about her new book, Glue.
“Here are the writers that brought the mother fucking ruckus…”
And then she dies.
End of story.
Well, not really.
“The beauty of this anthology is how varied the voices are.”
“Sometimes I use movies as a gauge whether or not it’s going to work out between me and a romantic partner.”
“What’s remarkable about these stories is Evenson’s ability to turn familiar, mundane things into objects of terror.”
“CLASH wants your creepy stories!”
“Devastating, surreal, stylistic, and beautiful, One More Time with Feeling is the story of a man bleeding out, who takes the time to scrawl out a final goodbye.”
“There’s a midget clown covered in swastikas that speaks Spanish, because why not?”
“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“When Suicide Squad was announced there was a lot of fanfare and excitement surrounding the project.”
“The Hike is now out from Viking Press.”