Call for Submissions

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Black Scat’s New Urge imprint is seeking erotic fiction for a third volume in the popular NEW URGE READER series.

We’re looking for women writers with a fresh vision. We want to be surprised, seduced, hypnotized, transported, or transformed by your words. Think surrealism, noir, feminist erotica, speculative texts, dream diaries—explorations that transcend genre.

LENGTH: 500 – 10,000 words
RIGHTS: First Rights
REPORTING TIME: Two weeks
PAYMENT: A copy of the paperback
DEADLINE: October 15th, 2017

Manuscripts  should  be submitted as attachments in Word or PDF format. Send to newurge (at) iCloud (dot) com.  Please include the word “anthology” in the subject line and make sure your name and email address are included in the manuscript.

 

 

“LOOK, MA, IT’S DADA!”

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Yes, Virginia, Black Scat Review does DADA FORGERY. But is it anti-art?

You be the judge.

#17 is loaded with incendiary art & texts by Captain Anonymous, David Moscovich, Tristan Tzara, Anna Keeler, Christy Sheffield Sanford, Karl Waldmann, Ruth Crossman,  Norman Conquest, Paulo Brito, Harry McCullagh, Michael Leigh, Gregory Autry Wallace, Eîlot Tuerie, Terri Lloyd, Doug Skinner, and Joseph Heathcott.

This is the last issue of BSR and a fitting finale it is. Don’t miss this one, folks, it’s destined to wind up a collector’s item on the ash heap of art history.

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Happy New Year!

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THE SCAT’S OUT OF THE BAG and we’re starting the New Year off with a BANG the January issue of Le Scat Noir — crammed with art, fiction, poetry, translations, advice, horoscopes, lists, inspired doodles and detritus. Featuring contributions by an international roster: ALPHONSE ALLAIS, PAULO BRITO, PINK BUDDHA, SIMON CHILD, NORMAN CONQUEST, ECKHARD GERDES,  RUSSELL HELMS,  HAROLD JAFFE, JAN VANDER LAENEN,  TERRI LLOYD, SAMANTHA MEMI, SHEILA PELL, FRANK PULASKI, RON RIEKKI, STEPHEN SILKE, DOUG SKINNER, MADALINA TANTAREANU, TOM WHALEN, & CARLA M. WILSON.

LSN is published monthly by Black Scat Books and is available free online. You can download the new issue  HERE.

Spread the good turd.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

2017—Full Speed Ahead!

PUB-NOTES

appleIn addition to the exciting  books we have planned for the new year, we’re also  designing a new web site which we hope to launch in the spring. This blog has served us well since  the summer of 2012, but who knew our list would grow so large  it requires ten minutes to scroll through. Thus, we need the power of a web site to make  browsing  easier and pleasurable.

Our  successful fundraising campaign  allowed us to perform last rites  on our dilapidated Windows system and the outdated software we were struggling with. So Scat is totally a Mac shop now.  Forgive the expression, but our workflow has become almost efficient, and the thousands of files in our archive have been ported over safely and backed up on the Cloud.

I should point out that we will not be tampering with our mascot logo because it’s as well regarded as the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. (No shit!)

On another front, the response to our free  journal, Le Scat Noir, has been phenomenal, and we invite you to download issues and tell your friends. If we  continue finding readers, we’ll be able to attract a few paid advertisements to  underwrite the cost of bringing it to you every month.

Finally, despite the  dire results of the election, 2016 was a very good year for Black Scat. You can be sure we’ll continue to do our part to fight the good fight and stand up against threats to our freedoms.

We trust you’ll do the same.

Onward & upward!

—Norman Conquest

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A Free Holiday Gift for Scat Lovers!

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The gala December issue of Le Scat Noir is available for download. And did we mention it’s free? Of course we did, but it’s worth repeating: LSN is free for all every month.

#218 features a charming Christmas story by Alphonse Allais and is packed with festive art & texts from an international roster of mischief-makers: Paulo Brito, Pink Buddha, Norman Conquest, Hans Greunke, Terri Lloyd, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Doug Skinner, and Yuriy Tarnawsky.

Treat yourself to faking news, scatological fare, and those regular features we find so addictive — the monthly horoscopes, gas from the past,  absurd musical instruments, and uplifting advice for folks down in the dumps.

So what are you waiting for? Click now and unwrap your gift. And be sure to share with friends and loved ones — spread the good Scat!

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It’s like SNL, only scrambled and wiser.

Happy Holidays!

GROUNDBREAKING OULIPIAN FICTION

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“…while the writing itself is full of compelling emotional depth, the artistic conceit that makes the novel so unique is in Arias-Misson’s regular appropriation and repurposing of famous literary characters and important passages from literature.” —Rachel Greenberg, SEIN UND WERDEN

A NEW EDITION OF ALAIN ARIAS-MISSON’S EXPERIMENTAL NOVEL

Discover what happens when famous fictional characters surface in the life of a writer. AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A CHARACTER FROM FICTION is an extraordinary work of  Oulipian imagination.

Alain Arias-Misson has produced an indecently literary novel about a thoroughly picaresque Character. Passages have been plagiarized from a score of great Modernists — from Kafka and Stendhal to Joyce, Austen and Proust, from Strindberg, Constant and Mann to Michaux, Sterne and Beckett, and are woven seamlessly, unidentified, into his “autobiography.” For the Character — a budding author — is the product of those authors whose novels he has been nourished on. Characters step out of their fiction to advise and interfere with his life and he appears on stage in theirs. Where ‘le petit Marcel’s’ nocturnal terrors begin and the Character’s end, or how the Character’s boyhood lusts lead him into the Brussels labyrinth of ladies of the night and how he meets young Daedalus there, already sated in a lady’s embrace, is an open question. The autobiography ends at the age of twenty-one, when like most authors he has read his own most important authors — yet the rest of his life has already been plotted.

This second edition features an afterword by Yuriy Tarnawsky, and is available worldwide on Amazon.

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CLICK HERE to read the rave review in Sein und Werden

“Waiter — another Alphonse Allais — on the double!”

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Black Scat Books is proud to serve up the master absurdist’s inaugural collection,  containing his hand-picked favorites from the pages of Le Chat Noir, the bohemian journal that amused and scandalized Paris. Here you’ll find Allais in the first flush of his comic genius, spinning out elegant and hilarious gems of black humor on suicide, murder, obsession, and adultery. You will meet the philosophical cuckold, the young lady in love with a pig, the inventor of the Tumultoscope, and Ferdinand, the most resourceful duck in literature. Among the highlights is Allais’s most famous story, “A Thoroughly Parisian Drama,” a favorite of André Breton and Umberto Eco. This is the book’s first publication in English, and features seven additional stories from Le Chat Noir, as well as a sublime introduction, notes on the text, and drawings by Doug Skinner.

Belly laughs guaranteed.

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NOVEMBER NOIR

The new issue of Le Scat Noir is now available.

Did we mention it’s free? That’s right, and no strings attached.

#217 features works by Samuele BastianelloPaulo Brito, Pink Buddha, Michael Harris Cohen, Norman Conquest, Terri Lloyd, Bray McDonald, Alice Pulaski, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, and Mercie Pedro e Silva.

You’ll also find  the complete text of Doug Skinner’s scathing satirical play, The Presidents’ Tragedy. Not since Barbara Garson‘s MacBird  has there been a provocative history lesson like this.  Astute readers will  be rewarded with several secret Oulipian  constraints.

If you’re looking for a monthly dose of art, fiction, poetry, news, spurts & opinions, plus your horoscope and an enlightening advice column for troubled readers, this pub’s for you. Share the link and pass the word.

Le Scat Noir,  where art & literature hit the fan.

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