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Celebrate SHARK WEEK with Bizarro Books

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Shark Week is almost over, and instead of pretending that human Olympians are what you want to see, we here at Bizarro Central would like to remind the world that bizarro fiction is the premier place to see nature’s greatest killer in literary form. Don’t believe me? Open any one […]

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New Releases: Now that We’re Alone & Violence Dave: Heartless

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“I’ve had a wonderful time, really the best. Do you want to come inside? It’s still early. I’d love to tell you a story. But first, let me take off my face…” Now That We’re Alone 11 short stories from Nicholas Day, celebrating the weird, wicked, and wonderful monsters hiding […]

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New Release: Slices: Tales of Bizarro and Absurdist Horror

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Are you hungry for something different? Something weird? Horrific? Funny? Uncomfortable? Surreal? Try a slice. A man opens his door to a most unusual salesman, whose wares are not quite what they seem… A writer on a retreat discovers a talking insect, and a tree bearing fruit that looks just like […]

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New Release: Home is Where the Horror Is

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The beautiful thing about life is that it isn’t perfect. Evan Lansing manages to eke out a living as a photographer, capturing the beauty of severely marred and deformed people. He’s content with his meager existence but his longtime girlfriend, Naomi, is looking for more out of life . . […]

The Bizarro Encyclopedia of Film (vol. 1) Pre-Sale Event

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For the next month, as part of John Skipp’s HOPE IN HELL campaign, he’s offering the Bizarro Encyclopedia of Film (vol. 1) as a stand-alone perk on the film’s IndieGoGo page! The book was written by Skipp and Heather Drain, with cover and interiors by Paula Rozelle Hanback. It only costs $15 […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: That’s My Seat

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by John Bruni “That’s my seat.” Chuck looked up from his newspaper. A skinny, balding guy with glasses and a sweaty forehead stood over him, looking intently down. He trembled, and judging from the steel in his eyes, it was from rage, not fear. “First come, first served.” Chuck went […]

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Flash Fiction Friday: Gag Reel 2

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by Sean Kelly The beach was littered with decayed corpses and charred, human-sized loofahs. Some loofahs were still alive, rolling around on fire. Squealing. An old man, with a beard down to his feet, stood behind a vintage camera. He sighed, slow panned across the carnage. Two people stepped up […]

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New Release: Gay Zombie Sluts in Key West

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Behold the latest sexual absurdity from Mandy de Sandra… Literary novelist Colin Winnette is ready to let loose after manning the McSweeney’s booth at the Miami Bookfair. Colin drives down to America’s party and paradise spot–Key West, but something strange has washed upon the shore. Colin encounters a slew of […]

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New Release: The Big Meat

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From the godfather of bizarro fiction, Carlton Mellick III, award-winning author of Quicksand House and Cuddly Holocaust, comes a “kaiju” tribute novel that explores the surreal aftermath of a giant monster attack. The creature was finally dead. After months of fighting it, trying desperately to stop it as it rampaged across the American […]