Monday, December 1, 2008

New issue of Bust Down the Door and Eat All the Chickens

It is out.

Info things:

Issue #8 demonstrates why this journal has been hailed as the figurehead publication for absurd and surreal literature. Throughout these pages readers will find a man with an endless supply of money in his pockets, a nun who finds teeth in her ice cream cone, and a giant mechanized Michael Ironside stalking the streets of Galveston, Texas. Readers will also find the apocalypse as experienced by the cast of Friends and a race of chickens that enslaves a man and forces him to eat the last egg ever to be eaten. No one theme or tone dominates this issue. Some stories feature mindless violence or irreal nonsense. Others display sharp cultural satire or brain-tingling wordplay. At a time when most fiction serves up the standard fare of realism and common sense, issue #8 offers a zany feast for the ravenous imagination.

Includes stories by Sam Pink, Blake Butler, D. Harlan Wilson, Rhys Hughes, Ofelia Hunt, Cameron Pierce, Mike Young, Matthew Simmons, Darby Larson, Aaron Sitze, and Adam Breckenridge. Contains book reviews of Duncan Barlow''s Super Cell Anemia and Jeremy C. Shipp's Sheep and Wolves .

It costs five bucks plus shipping. Do it. Do it. Do it.


There's a few story excerpts that you can check out on the webpage.

Submissions are open again. Do it. Do it. Do it.

Now I need to do some hardcore internet promotion. I have not done any hardcore internet promotion since last year. I do not look forward to it. I hate hardcore internet promotion.

18 comments:

j. a. tyler said...

ordered today. looking forward to the read.

Bradley Sands said...

Thanks, J.A.

Now I know your first name. You have lost your mysterious aura. J.A. is better, although you will have to thumb wrestle J.A. Konrath.

J.A. Konrath might destroy you. He writes crime fiction. He is from the street.

j. a. tyler said...

busted. mysterious aura gone. bummer.

and yes, j. a. konrath would destroy me. I am fragile and weak.

jereme said...

the names attached to this makes my penis head hum vibrate

i will order next paycheck (halloween)

Bradley Sands said...

Thanks for planning to order it with help from your spoooky paycheck.

Brandi Wells said...

how the fuck is this labeled dec 1st?

Bradley Sands said...

Time travel.

Important-Ass News said...

This just in:

Daryl responds.
The world turns.
TTB vs TGB heats up.

Jason Jordan said...

Are you being strict about the word count for submissions? Is 1,000 words too short? I ask because there are a few really short pieces in eight, but the guidelines say 2,000-5,000.

Bradley Sands said...

You can send it, but we will be tougher on it. Mention I said it was ok. The short ones in the issue are by writers who I solicited. There are also a couple of really awesome unsolicited short things, I think. People who I solicit tend to send me short stuff.

Jason Jordan said...

Ah, cool. Thanks for the info.

kek-w said...

It's an excellent issue, Bradley - I've been reading it slowly, a story at a time before I go to sleep...cool stuff!

Bradley Sands said...

Thanks, kek.

kek-w said...

Is Blake been the recipient of one of those lifestories-on-a-postcard things going round....? If so, then he's in the Guardian newspaper in the UK today...but it might be a different Blake Butler...

Bradley Sands said...

Yeah: http://postcardlifestories.blogspot.com/2008/08/66-were-lucky-theres-blake-butler.html

So the story is about the postcards? I just ordered Michael Kimball's novel.

kek-w said...

Yeah, it's all about the postcards...they've featured large half-page images of 3 or 4 of them and one of them is Blake's...

I'll scan this and put it on my blog soon, and link it in with BDTDAEATC and Blake's blog. I think the piece would be a lot more interesting if it was about Blake, not the postcards...but I can see why the average Guardian reader would think this was a pretty novel/interesting project cos it fits in with the middle-class/London-centric fascination with conceptual art. It's cute but doesn't really float my boat, whereas Blake's story was one of the highlights of ish 8 for me...

Kiefer and Emo said...

Yes the days are all screwed up here. I don't know what day it is. Neither do I.

Bradley Sands said...

what