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Zine Review: Nourish #2

Category: A.G. Pasquella, Issue 76, Mary Green, News, Reviews

Nourish #2 Perzine, Sabrina Scott, witchbody.com I’ve been making and reading zines for a long time, and I think this is the most personal perzine I’ve ever encountered. All the hits are here: sexual assault, self-harm, mental illness, sexual orientation, and gender identity. These are well-trod topics in the zine world, but what makes Sabrina’s […]

Deathmatch 2017: This Is The End, My Friend

What a long, strange trip it’s been. We started with sixteen stories, which were quickly winnowed down to eight. Eight became four and four became two  and, well, I think you can see where this is going. In a matter of mere hours– 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time, at one second to Midnight, the door slams […]

Deathmatch: The Final Battle Continues!

So it’s come to this. O valiant warriors, who once proudly rode across the digital battlefields, slinging words hither and yon, clashing with commas, periods, seeking to drive that final exclamation point home into the heart– all vanquished now. All but two. Sick To Death Of Stories by P.D. Walter and Failure To Cooperate by […]

Deathmatch Quarterfinals Day 5 Recap

Give me a “D!” Give me an “eathmatch!” What does that spell? DEATHMATCH!!! The action is heating up, folks! The comments board is chugging along with mostly genteel energy but some people are getting a little TOO heated… remember, folks, this isn’t an actual Life-and-Death Deathmatch (and thank goodness for that!). If you feel yourself […]

Deathmatch Quarterfinals Day 2 Recap: The ReBloodening

Well, it was bound to happen. The Deathmatch 2017 commenters have uncovered the HORRIBLE, HORRIBLE TRUTH about The Broken Pencil Deathmatch: there is a massive conspiracy afoot, led by none other than THE LIZARD PEOPLE.  And it doesn’t stop there. The Lizard People, working in conjunction with The Reverse Vampires, have been voting like crazy […]

Waste Case: The Hardboiled Darkness of Andrew F. Sullivan

illustration by Joe Frontel by A.G. Pasquella Andrew F. Sullivan’s Twitter bio describes him as “Canada’s Gentle Brutalist” and that’s pretty much right. His writing is dark and unrelenting but beating through it all is a tremendous heart. His debut book of short stories All We Want Is Everything came out in 2013 from ARP […]

Book Review: Pippi Won’t Grow Up

Book Review: White Cube

Book Review: New Tab

All We Want is Everything

Mutant Sex Party and Other Plays

Sex After Baby

By Crom