OBSESSION

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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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PUB-NOTES

♦ We will soon be accepting submissions for our online cabaret, le scat noir. 
♦ watch for  a new book by doug rice on september 15th.  here lies memory is truly an unforgettable novel.
♦ alPHONSE allais’s first book (published in france in 1891) was titled A se tordre. this collection of 45 pieces, drawn largely from his contributions to the avant-garde paper  Le Chat Noir, put the author on the absurdist map. presently, our own doug skinner is putting the finishing touches on his translation — double over — which will feature the full volume plus additional texts not included in the original. to make this black scat edition even more special, there are drawings, detailed notes on the texts, and an introduction by skinner. needless to say, we are thrilled to be publishing this first  english translation — a most fitting addition to black scat’s series of books by the master humorist.
 ♦ also on the way … “the obsession issue” of black scat review. this is the magazine’s 16th issue and features eye-opening works by william gibson, Violet Capers, tony duvert, samantha memi, paulo brito, and many others.
♦ finally, don’t miss #32 in our absurdist texts & documents series: TRUE CRIME: The People vs. Rrose Sélavy.  this dada chapbook is destined to be a collector’s item.  
Happy labor day!

“This is sheer utter nonsense!”

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Man does not live by utter nonsense alone, Man needs more utter nonsense! Now enjoy a sequel to our popular  “Utter Nonsense” double issue  published in 2014.

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Stick your fingers in this pie and discover words and pictures by an international web of contributors:  Edward Ahern, Paulo Brito, Giada Cattaneo, Norman Conquest, Charles Cros, Falconhead, Farewell Debut, Jhaki M.S. Landgrebe, Michael Leigh, Jason E. Rolfe, Mercie Pedro e Silva, Doug Skinner, and Carla M. Wilson.

This full color, perfect-bound paperback is packed with 78 pages of 100% pure,  unadulterated utter nonsense as you’ve never seen before.

$18  /  $5 digital edition

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Important Notice from the Publisher

BLACK SCAT REVIEW #14 — The “Pure Lust” Issue  — was originally released on March 9, 2016 and was available for sale in the United States and Europe on Amazon. That is, until March 25 when – without warning or explanation – the printer, Createspace (owned by Amazon), blocked sales of the issue and listed it as “suppressed.”

On Amazon’s sales page the “buy now” button was removed and the issue listed as “Out of Print—Limited Availability.” Adding to the absurdity, a preview of the suppressed issue’s contents remained visible via Amazon’s “Look inside” feature.

Despite repeated attempts by the publisher to ascertain the reason behind this unwarranted act of censorship, Createspace has not responded. Customers who attempted to purchase the issue complained to Amazon directly, yet received no satisfactory response. One customer who managed to order a copy before the purchase button was removed was informed by a sales representative: “…I am personally following this issue. Once we get more information, I’ll write back and let you know… In an effort to compensate for this delay, I’ve upgraded the shipping method for this order to One-day shipping, at no extra charge.”

It is still not clear if the magazine will, in fact, ever be shipped.

new coverToday, using an alternative printer (MagCloud), we’re releasing the complete and unexpurgated issue. Only modifications to formatting and the cover’s color have been made. The ISBN & barcode for the original release have been removed.

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO BUY A PRINT OR DIGITAL EDITION and find out what they didn’t want you to see.

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Censorship Alert!

UPDATE: BLACK SCAT REVIEW #14 is listed as “Out of Print” on Amazon and has effectively been blocked from sales — without explanation  This is the face of censorship in America, 2016.

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As of 11:44 PM PST on March 24, our printer (CreateSpace) is listing the status of BLACK SCAT REVIEW #14 (The Pure Lust Issue) as “suppressed.” The issue appears to still be available on Amazon, but for how long is anyone’s guess. If you attempt (or have attempted) to purchase this issue and have a problem, please notify us via email at this LINK.

Stay tuned for details.

 

TGIF the 13th!

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This must be your lucky day! The “Superstition” issue has arrived, and not a moment too soon.

This issue features 13 contributors: Paulo Brito, Eckhard Gerdes, Harold Jaffe, Soren James, Rick Krieger, Terri Lloyd, Monika Mori, Alice Pulaski, Frank Pulaski, Doug Skinner, Mylene Viger, Dominic Ward, and Carla M. Wilson. A sublime brew with a cover by Alice Pulaski.

BLACK SCAT REVIEW #13—innovative art & fiction that dares to walk under ladders.

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Good luck!

Nonsense Rules!

MORE NONSENSE

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.

Good Luck!

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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.