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Available for Preorder: The Girl with the Barbed Wire Hair

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From the author of Cannibals of Candyland and The Terrible Thing That Happens, comes a depraved love story inspired by Japanese cult horror films such as Ringu and Ju-on: the Grudge. The newest entry to the Carlton Mellick III canon is to release on October, 18th 2022. “Bizarre, twisted, and […]

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Printers Row Lit Fest: Chicago, IL

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Since 1985, the Printers Row neighborhood in Chicago hosts a literary festival each June. After the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, the area became the Midwest hub of the printing industry with historically significant buildings designed by legendary architects. Today, it continues to be a draw for fans of Chicago […]

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New Release: Full Metal Octopus

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Welcome to Grub Town, the most corrupt city in America. A place where gutter punk mermaids swim in sewage-filled canals, fairy prostitutes hang in birdcages on every street corner, and yakuza elves run everything behind the scenes. Eliot is the most beautiful fairy in all of the city with his […]

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Bizarro Summer Reading: Scum of the Earth

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Wherein Bizarro Central takes a wide-ranging look at all the weird books coming out this summer… THEY CAME TO RAID… THEY STAYED TO GET LAID! For centuries, alien drug-runners plundered the Earth, harvesting organs and freebasing fear. Few drugs could match the potency of humanity’s dysfunctional two-stroke brains, so the […]

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Bizarro Summer Reading: Everybody Lies in Hell

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Wherein Bizarro Central features a wide-ranging look at all the weird books coming out this summe… “In Everybody Lies in Hell Mike Stone’s eternal damnation is a private detective’s office in a re-imagined Brooklyn. In Hell, the beautiful woman with a case opens a literal Pandora’s Box, and Stone is […]

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Bizarro Summer Reading: The Drive-Thru Crematorium

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Wherein Bizarro Central features a wide-ranging look at all the weird books coming out this summer… “Bassoff confronts directly the traumatic stress disorder of our world today and tears off its mask, even if the face must follow.” – New York Magazine “Toss Kafka, David Lynch, and a pinch of […]

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Bizarro Summer Reading: I’m Not Even Supposed to Be Here Today

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Wherein Bizarro Central features a wide-ranging look at all the weird books coming out this summer… “Sometimes you stop by the convenience store for a slushy and the world just goes straight to hell, and takes you along with it. I haven’t had this much fun watching terrible stuff happen in […]

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Bizarro Summer Reading: Mouse Trap

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Wherein Bizarro Central features a wide-ranging look at all the weird books coming out this summer… For almost 20 years, Carlton Mellick III has been writing some of the strangest and most compelling novels the bizarro fiction genre has to offer. Described as one of the top 40 science-fiction writers […]

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Last Chance Books: Eraserhead Press

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According to a release on the Eraserhead Press website, the following books are going out of print. Be sure to pick up your copy before these paperback editions sell out! The Mondo Vixen Massacre by Jamie GrefeElephant Vice by Chris MeekingsRainbows Suck by Madeleine SwannHer Fingers by Tamara RomeroCarnageland by […]

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Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Voting Begins Now

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The Wonderland Book Awards are a recognition presented annually at BizarroCon for superior achievement in bizarro fiction writing. Voting for the Wonderland Book Award preliminary ballot begins now for the Best Bizarro Novel and Best Bizarro Collection of 2017. Please send your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes in the […]

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New Release: Kingdom of Teeth

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From twin writing duo Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason, better known as The Sisters of Slaughter, comes a bizarro fairytale for adults. Molarous is a secret kingdom in a land of myth and magic. Its citizens, the Hyperdontians, are a grotesque race of people whose teeth grow outside of their mouths […]

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Eraserhead Press & Deadite Press are OPEN TO SUBMISSIONS!

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ERASERHEAD PRESS IS OPEN CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: April 1- June 30, 2018 All submissions received by the end of June will receive a response by July 31, 2018. What we are looking for: Eraserhead Press is seeking original novellas and novels of 20,000 to 100,000 words in length that fit […]

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New Release: Unlanguage

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From Michael Cisco, one of the most innovative and subversive writers working today, comes the long-awaited, ground-breaking novel of a suicide survivor trying in vain to write himself back into existence. Unlanguage is the story of a man transformed by death and by language change. The language, once understood, transforms […]

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New Release: I Have No Idea What I’m Doing

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I have no idea why I’m full of tadpoles and mayonnaise. No idea why this cockroach is psychoanalyzing me. I don’t know what you’re doing with that moose on your shoulder, don’t know why you still don’t love me even after I bought you that pack of gum. I’m not […]

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Eraserhead Press 2018 Preorders

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Eraserhead Press’ publishing schedule will see a new bizarro book available at the start of every month. But right now, a few of them are available for preorder! Any of these books would be a wise use of your Christmas money. The first is Jimbo Yojimbo, a redneck samurai epic […]

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New Release: The Unyielding

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“Absurdist horror at its best. Gary Shipley had me hooked from beginning to end. Definitely give this one a read.” – Carlton Mellick III, author of Quicksand House “Horror rarely gets this close to home, spread like anomalous paste – cold, slick and tasty – over the pallid flesh of your nearest and […]

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Weird Event Watch

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There are TONS of bizarro events on the horizon. So if you’re actually within throwing distance of any of these events, schedule your next two weeks accordingly! Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm at Copperfield Books in Petaluma, CA: Join Ross Lockhart as he hosts Brian Allen Carr and his weird, […]

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New Release: Parasite Milk

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WEIRD WORLD. WEIRD PEOPLE. WEIRD FOOD. Irving Rice has just arrived on the planet Kynaria to film an episode of the popular Travel Channel television series Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern: Intergalactic Edition.  Having never left his home state, let alone his home planet, Irving is hit with a severe case […]

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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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New Release: Spider Bunny

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Carlton Mellick III, the godfather of bizarro fiction, is back with a tribute to the unintentionally terrifying children’s commercials of the ‘70s and ‘80s. Only Petey remembers the Fruit Fun cereal commercials of the 1980s. He remembers how warped and disturbing they were. He remembers the lumpy-shaped cartoon children sitting […]