Time is running out to submit to the shiny new Out of the
Gutter 8 Anthology. The doors close on 21st November. I’ll let Editor-in-chief, Matt tell you
all about it...
Contest: We will select
two stories (one flash, another between 3,000 and 5,000 words) that hit the
theme of modern digital love. What’s that mean? You tell us. Guns, girls, good
intentions gone bad spring to our minds, but there's no limit on subject
matter, setting, or style, as long as it's in the pulp tradition. Pure story,
in other words. All submissions for the contest will also be automatically
considered for inclusion in the anthology.
Submissions: We're also looking for non-fiction and essays on the subject
of modern technology and love. Anybody have thoughts on Internet porn? I mean,
those few of you degenerates who've actually visited such sites. We've been too
busy visiting the confessional (mostly to confess to how much Internet porn we
watch). Gmail chats gone wrong? Girls (and boys) gone wild? The suckiness of
Instragram? What have you got?
There have been some fantastic bad-ass stories published
this year and many are worthy of inclusion. If it was my job to choose (which thank
god it’s not) these would be my top picks.
McRib Therapy Alleviates Seasonal Depression by CS DeWildt
We all got problems, man. Some of us are misguided loners;
some of us are dead in basements. Some of us are just giant red, chain-smoking
clowns with a busted foot and bad attitude. Who are you to judge?
There are also many, many other fine pieces worthy of your time; while you’re
over there perhaps you could find it in your heart to humor this deluded
pulp scribbler and check out my efforts as well.
The Legend of Johnny Kool by Chris Leek