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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BLACK SCAT REVIEW #16: The Obsession Issue. Featuring works by Alphonse Allais, Adrienne Auvray, Paulo Brito, Violet Capers, S.C. Delaney, Tony Duvert, Farewell Debut, William L. Gibson, Rachel Greenberg, Arya F. Jenkins, Samantha Memi, Agnès Potier, Mercie Pedro e Silva, Doug Skinner, and Greg Autry Wallace.  [cover photograph by Farewell Debut]

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Hip! Hip! Allais! He Never Ages!


Alphonse Allais (1854-1905) was France’s greatest humorist. His elegance, scientific curiosity, preoccupation with language and logic, wordplay and flashes of cruelty inspired Alfred Jarry, as well as succeeding generations of Surrealists, Pataphysicians, and Oulipians. Celebrate the master’s birthday with mirth, mischief, and cocktails!

And one of his sublime books translated by Doug Skinner, from Black Scat, of course.

The Blaireau Affair

Captain Cap: His Adventures, His Ideas, His Drinks

Selected Plays of Alphonse Allais


The Squadron’s Umbrella


Scat’s in the Black—We Did It!



When Black Scat’s critical hardware started to fail about 4 months ago, friends suggested I try a fundraising campaign. I resisted for several reasons—one of which was the fear of public humiliation, i.e. that  Scat might only receive a few contributions. After all, we’re a very small press in an ocean of publishing. Eventually, however,  I realized it was worth a try, because the alternative would mean putting the clown to sleep.  

It seems like a year since the campaign started, but now, 4 weeks later, I’m overwhelmed by the tremendous outpouring of support Scat received on IndieGoGo. Sunday night—with one hour left on the clock—we scored the goal!

I’m still in a state of shock.

I  want to thank everyone who participated. Times are tough and there are many worthy causes out there, so I’m particularly moved by your generosity. Indeed, several people made multiple donations. Many friends cheered us  on and spread the word.

Now,  thanks to you, I’ll be  able to  continue publishing in 2017.

Here are the 60 angels who came to the rescue. They truly deserve a standing ovation!

Nathalie M. Andrews
Alain Arias-Misson
Mark Axelrod
Allan Bealy
Pippa Bear
Tom Bowden
Yolande Brener
Paulo Brito
Suzanne Burns
Miggs Burroughs
Tom Bussmann
Keith Carmona
Larry Deck
S. C. Delaney
Thomas La Farge
Larry Fondation
Ryan Forsythe
Jamie Tolbert Franklin
Peter Gambaccini
Eckhard Gerdes
William Lloyd Gibson
Stephen Gutierrez
James Hardy
Emily Hayes
Pamala Heffner
Buddy Hernandez
Charles Holdefer
Teri Lee Kline
Andy Koopmans
Rick Krieger
James Langdell
Barbara LaPlaca-Hardy
Lawrence M LaPlaca
Terri Lloyd
Harry McCullagh
James McMenamin
Monika Mori
Sean O’Keefe
L T O’Rourke
Nhut Pham
Frank Pulaski
Doug Rice
Jason E.Rolfe
Brian Sampley
Maria Schurr
Merceana Pedro e Silva
Nile Southern
Delecia Sydnor
Stephen F. Trull Jr.
Katherine Turner
Greg A Wallace
Dominic Ward
Jeff Weddle
Tom Whalen
Tara Whitehead
Carla M. Wilson
Rebecca Woolston

I also want to thank the artists and writers who donated special perks to the campaign: Doug Rice, Terri LloydFarewell Debut, Doug Skinner, Carla M. Wilson, and Eckhard Gerdes. You guys rock!

Finally, a special word of thanks to Carla Wilson, who donated countless hours, organized  and headed the campaign from start to finish. Without her, it would never have happened.

Are you ready for more sublime art & literature?

You can bet I am.


—Norman Conquest




Discover a world of ostensibly human specimens behaving in peculiar and unpredictable ways. However, they are often recognizable in a manner we dare not admit. Skinner’s dark humor is deceptively playful and childlike, and that makes our bursts of laughter all the more disturbing.

$14.95 /  trade paperback; 208 pp.


THE ZOMBIE OF GREAT PERU by Pierre-Corneille Blessebois. Translated by Doug Skinner
A zombie rises from the grave of French literature to stalk the earth once more! This bizarre novel – written in 1697 – marks the first mention of the word “zombie” in world literature. It is a wicked tale of lascivious lust and lunatic desires. Includes a preface by Guillaume Apollinaire.

$10.95 / trade paperback; 146 pp.




Due to the raging Ubu Trump shitstorm, we have rushed publication of the “SPECIAL INFECTION ISSUE” of Le Scat Noir.

Number 216 features a cast of luminaries: Alphonse Allais, Samuele Bastianello, Paulo Brito, Colin Dodds, Allen Forrest, Eckhard Gerdes, Derek Pell, Alice Pulaski, Frank Pulaski, Jason E. Rolfe, Erik Satie, and Doug Skinner.

Includes the complete, uncensored transcript of Norman Conquest‘s “Ubu Raw: As You Like It.”

The journal is free for all.

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