In the wings for Spring…

Good Scat is coming your way…

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On April Fools, discover an inspirational coffee table art book guaranteed to make your head spin. WHEN I GROW UP and Other Mantras features full color posters by L.A. artist Terri Lloyd — offering satirical guidance for these troubled times. Lloyd’s iconic “Pink Buddha” arrives on this planet just in time for our salvation. Miss it at your own risk.


 

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In this new collection of short stories by the author of THE DOUG SKINNER DOSSIER, you’ll 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. These “funny” tales are guaranteed to disconcert and astonish.  SLEEPYTIME CEMETERY: 40 Stories will be available April 11th.

Nonsense Rules!

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One of the most popular issues of BLACK SCAT REVIEW was the special “Utter Nonsense” double issue (#9/10).  Readers will be happy to hear that we’ve decided to publish a sequel next year — “More Utter Nonsense”  — deadline to be announced. The lovely cover was done by a talented young Italian artist, Giada Cattaneo.

We think “More Utter Nonsense” is especially fitting since 2016 is an election year. Stay tuned for more details.

If you’ve missed any back issues of BSR. copies are available here.

On August 6th the conversation begins…

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Carla M. Wilson‘s quirky experimental work mixes fact & fiction. IMPOSSIBLE CONVERSATIONS will amuse, educate, demystify, and delight.

Featuring imaginary interviews with 15 artists: Yoko Ono, Andy WarholAlfred HitchcockVincent Van GoghPaul GauguinGeorgia O’KeeffeLouise BourgeoisMan Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Salvador DalíLeonora CarringtonMadge GillBalthusBéla LugosiAgatha Christie and—yes—even Anonymous.

Wilson cleverly penetrates the facade of celebrity and brings us closer to the human being behind the brand. Her fascinating dialogues are linked in a metafictional narrative that transcends time. A nearly impossible feat!

On sale worldwide Thursday, August 6th in a trade paperback edition from Black Scat Books.

Good Luck!

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cover painting by Alice Pulaski

 

Are you superstitious? If so, this may be your lucky day. We’re accepting manuscripts for BLACK SCAT REVIEW‘s thirteenth issue, theme: “Superstition.”  Deadline: Sept. 30th, 2015.

Issue #13 may, in fact, precede #12 (“Roussel’s Revenge”). That’s just the way we roll around here. Meanwhile, we’re still looking for texts in the spirit of Raymond Roussel.

Manuscripts should be sent to: black scat (at) outlook (dot) com

We strongly advise that you read an issue before submitting.

 

In the wings, some special things (eighth edition)…

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On the 4th of July, Black Scat Books celebrated three years of publishing. In that short span of time we’ve released nearly 100 titles, which may make us seem bigger than we are. We’re still a small, independent press that barely scrapes by each month. Word of mouth is very important to us as that’s how most of our readers discover us, i.e., a friend whispers in their ear. We invite you to pass the good word along. And if you aren’t following this blog, please enter your email address on this page and subscribe— that way you’ll always know what’s waiting in the wings.

Remember, good lit happens here.