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Flash Fiction Friday: I Likes ’Em Trashy

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by: John Wayne Comunale I’ve always liked my women a little on the trashy side. The ones with elaborate, unnecessary makeup, boots that are way too high with skirts that are way too short, and piercing eyes glaring from beneath dramatically cut, Betty Page bangs. Throw in a few tattoos […]

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Charitable Bizarro Announcements!

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We here at Bizarro Central support being supportive, and you can too by reading/writing/buying the following. NASTY! 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 […]

Review Mortuary Monster and WIN A FREE BOOK!

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Andrew James Stone’s Mortuary Monster currently sits at thirty reviews on Amazon, but… “If The Mortuary Monster gets 50 Amazon reviews by the time the book turns one (November 19th), then I will give away 10 paperback copies of my next book, All Hail the House Gods, to 10 randomly […]

When Susurrus Stirs!

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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 […]

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Wonderland Book Awards – Final Ballot 2017

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Preliminary voting has ended and the final ballot has been determined. Here are the nominations for this year’s Wonderland Book Awards: BEST NOVEL I Miss the World by Violet LeVoit Every Time We Meet at the Dairy Queen Your Whole Fucking Face Explodes by Carlton Mellick III Long-Form Religious Porn […]

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Celebrate SHARK WEEK with Bizarro Books

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Shark Week is almost over, and instead of pretending that human Olympians are what you want to see, we here at Bizarro Central would like to remind the world that bizarro fiction is the premier place to see nature’s greatest killer in literary form. Don’t believe me? Open any one […]

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New Releases: Now that We’re Alone & Violence Dave: Heartless

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“I’ve had a wonderful time, really the best. Do you want to come inside? It’s still early. I’d love to tell you a story. But first, let me take off my face…” Now That We’re Alone 11 short stories from Nicholas Day, celebrating the weird, wicked, and wonderful monsters hiding […]

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New Release: Slices: Tales of Bizarro and Absurdist Horror

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Are you hungry for something different? Something weird? Horrific? Funny? Uncomfortable? Surreal? Try a slice. A man opens his door to a most unusual salesman, whose wares are not quite what they seem… A writer on a retreat discovers a talking insect, and a tree bearing fruit that looks just like […]

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New Release: Home is Where the Horror Is

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The beautiful thing about life is that it isn’t perfect. Evan Lansing manages to eke out a living as a photographer, capturing the beauty of severely marred and deformed people. He’s content with his meager existence but his longtime girlfriend, Naomi, is looking for more out of life . . […]

The Bizarro Encyclopedia of Film (vol. 1) Pre-Sale Event

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For the next month, as part of John Skipp’s HOPE IN HELL campaign, he’s offering the Bizarro Encyclopedia of Film (vol. 1) as a stand-alone perk on the film’s IndieGoGo page! The book was written by Skipp and Heather Drain, with cover and interiors by Paula Rozelle Hanback. It only costs $15 […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: That’s My Seat

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by John Bruni “That’s my seat.” Chuck looked up from his newspaper. A skinny, balding guy with glasses and a sweaty forehead stood over him, looking intently down. He trembled, and judging from the steel in his eyes, it was from rage, not fear. “First come, first served.” Chuck went […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Gag Reel 2

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by Sean Kelly The beach was littered with decayed corpses and charred, human-sized loofahs. Some loofahs were still alive, rolling around on fire. Squealing. An old man, with a beard down to his feet, stood behind a vintage camera. He sighed, slow panned across the carnage. Two people stepped up […]

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New Release: Gay Zombie Sluts in Key West

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Behold the latest sexual absurdity from Mandy de Sandra… Literary novelist Colin Winnette is ready to let loose after manning the McSweeney’s booth at the Miami Bookfair. Colin drives down to America’s party and paradise spot–Key West, but something strange has washed upon the shore. Colin encounters a slew of […]

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New Release: The Big Meat

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From the godfather of bizarro fiction, Carlton Mellick III, award-winning author of Quicksand House and Cuddly Holocaust, comes a “kaiju” tribute novel that explores the surreal aftermath of a giant monster attack. The creature was finally dead. After months of fighting it, trying desperately to stop it as it rampaged across the American […]

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Get the latest Releases from Rooster Republic Press

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With so many weird stories on the market, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with all the books you should be buying. To exacerbate the problem, here’s three more from Rooster Republic Press! Sitting across from you on the bus, passing by you in aisle 7, stopping to stare you […]

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New Release: Is Winona Ryder Still with the Dude from Soul Asylum? and Other LURID Tales of TERROR and DOOM!!!

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To entertain its new neighbors, a kind puppet puts Chicken McNuggets into tiny coffins and buries them in its yard. A famous pest control man is diagnosed with the “In the Air Tonight” disease, an incurable sickness that slowly turns its sufferers into the rapist referenced in Phil Collins’ hit […]

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New Release: An Augmented Fourth

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The latest from Worde Horde has arrived, and it comes complete with its own book trailer! Codger Burton, bassist and lyricist for Frivolous Black, the heaviest heavy metal band to ever come out of the UK, awakens to find his hotel snowed in, his band mates evacuated, and monsters roaming […]

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New Release: White Trash Gothic

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Deadite Press presents the latest abomination from the legendary Edward Lee! From the master of extreme horror, Edward Lee, author of over fifty books that have redefined the boundaries of depravity in fiction, comes a novel that brings together all of his most extreme characters into one epic, gut-wrenching masterpiece […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Pub Fight

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by James Burr “You, sir, have spilled my pint!” All eyes in the pub turned at the sound of breaking glass, a pool of foaming ale rapidly spreading out at the feet of the furious Academic. The Professor eyed his accuser angrily. “And I contend that I did not spill […]