Wrath James White’s poems are red and wet love songs to a pillory, set to the beat of a flogging whip–the kind of sweet nothings Barker’s Cenobites would whisper.
My experience on Get Lit With Leza was one of female bonding over our inherent and chosen nastiness as women.
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.
It’s almost Buddhist – her detachment and rejection of material, hedonistic pursuits.
I love Arcan because her work inspires such a strong revulsion in many readers.
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.
“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.”
“We are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas, we are not defined by our traumas.”
“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.”
LitReactor columnist and managing editor of CLASH Books, Christoph Paul, shares a great way to come up with main characters that will feel real and unique to you and your reader.
TRAGEDY QUEENS: STORIES INSPIRED BY LANA DEL REY & SYLVIA PLATH WILL BE AVAILABLE MARCH 13TH, 2018
“FLO IS SWEET, but she’s a hard bitch.”
“No more CHRISTMAS SHIT for the rest of the night.”
“i like to paint. people seem to like them. win-win.”
“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.”
“The Tarot is all about accessing your subconscious and conversing with it.”
“I said dance, pendejo!”
It was possibly the funkiest and most relaxed interview setting I’ve ever been in.
A group of people get trapped inside a movie theater filled with demons.
“Humans are addicted to anxiety.”
“You don’t wanna miss this!”
“More people need to wear a panda head when they do interviews.”
“The F word is used three times in the first three sentences.”
“A man lives with a parasite in him.”
“My friends were all hood rats.”
“Dreams are often a strange equalizer.”
“BRUJA is a fluid, non-linear, and organic experience.”
“There are also realistic portraits of my cats, a sheep in wolves clothing, and ton of book references.”
“We’re saddened to announce that we lost a member of the CLASH family this week. Author and CLASH journalist Michael Kindt (April 14th, 1968 – February 21st, 2017) passed away unexpectedly at the age of 48.”
“Welcome to Skin Stories, where I ask some of the most exciting voices in fiction to tell us the stories behind their tattoos.”
“CLASH wants your creepy stories!”
“TRAGEDY QUEENS is an anthology that brings together two powerful muses.”
“Be human. People hate bots.”
“Owning a laptop… Going to a coffee shop… Having a cat…”
“Recently I spoke with Alex J. Mann, the director behind the CLASH digital exclusive FOLLOWER. You can read the exchange below. “
“Danika Stone is an author, artist, and educator who writes novels for both adults (Edge of Wild, The Intaglio Series and Ctrl Z) and teens (All the Feels.)”
“Fans have been clamoring for more. The question is though, will John Green be able to supply new material before his relevancy diminishes?”
“IN CONVERSATION is a weekly interview series where CLASH founder Jayme Karales will sit down with some of the most important names in writing and entertainment for one on one, in-depth discussions.”
“For all writers, the allure of seeing your books on the shelf is perhaps more overwhelming than writing the book in the first place…”