"The Black Dog Eats The City" by Chris Kelso

"The Black Dog Eats The City" by Chris Kelso

Review by Thomas Kendall
A review of the hardcover rerelease from West Vine Press.
Adam Johnson

Interview: Author/Poet/Criminal Defense Lawyer Adam Johnson

Interview by Gabriel Hart September 6, 2022
Gabriel Hart interviews Adam Johnson, author of 'Cialis, Verdi, Gin, Jag' (Prism Thread Books/Anxiety Press).
 Kim Vodicka: Interview

Kim Vodicka: "I’m Only A Horror Writer Because My Life Is A Nightmare"

Interview by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews Memphis writer Kim Vodicka, author of 'Dear Ted' (Really Serious Literature).
Amphetamine Sulfate's "Human Rights" Collection

Rebooting Sci-Fi's Transgressive Roots: Amphetamine Sulfate's "Human Rights" Collection

Review by Gabriel Hart June 20, 2022
Amphetamine Sulfate's new science fiction anthology bridges a commonly-overlooked gap in transgressive literature.
Alexandrine Ogundimu

Alexandrine Ogundimu: Actively Courting Destruction

Interview by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews Chicago transgressive author Alexandrine Ogundimu.

The Unmistakable Voice of James Robert Baker (1947-1997)

Column by Gabriel Hart
"Kitsch and black humor taken into full circle back to seriousness." Remembering the outspoken gay noir/satirical novelist.
Chuck Palahniuk Launches "Plot Spoiler" Substack

Chuck Palahniuk Launches "Plot Spoiler" Substack

News by Joshua Chaplinsky September 20, 2021
The exclusive newsletter will include fiction you can't unread, writing lessons, and lurid backstory. Everything you've come to expect from Chuck, on a weekly basis.

The Guns Going Bang Is Sick: The Experimental Hyper-Violence of MIKA

Interview by Gabriel Hart
The experimental mid-west trans author/editor opens fire.
"Along the Path of Torment" by Chandler Morrison

"Along the Path of Torment" by Chandler Morrison

Review by Sadie Hartmann October 29, 2020
A punishing yet rewarding read that is not for everybody. Includes thoughts on reviewing extreme transgressive literature in general.
Chris Kelso Discusses The Dregs Trilogy

Chris Kelso Takes Us On A Transgressive Odyssey with "The Dregs Trilogy"

Interview by Joshua Chaplinsky
We talk to Chris Kelso about his new book, as well as creating transgressive art in trying times.

13 Books That Wouldn't Be Published Today

Column by Peter Derk June 17, 2019
Is 2019 too sensitive for these titles?

How to Write Edgy Fiction Without Being Obnoxious

Column by Autumn Christian May 29, 2019
Edgy fiction is difficult to pull off - and requires a depth and understanding of history, literature, and yourself. It's not about repeating what's been done before. It's about expanding it.

The Top 10 Transgressive Novels of All Time

Column by Christoph Paul June 16, 2017
*According to one guy, so you're probably going to disagree.
Nicole Cushing / The Sadist's Bible

Interview with Transgressive Horror Author Nicole Cushing

Interview by Christopher Shultz April 29, 2016
Nicole Cushing talks transgressive writing, getting into dark character's heads, and her love of Svengoolie.
"Knockout" by John Jodzio

Bookshots: 'Knockout' by John Jodzio

Review by Christopher Shultz
Entertaining, heartfelt short stories about morally-dubious people doing morally-dubious things.
LitReactor Book Club

October Book Club Selection: 'Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Fiction' edited by Chuck Palahniuk, et al

News by Joshua Chaplinsky
October's selection for the LitReactor Book Club is 'Burnt Tongues: An Anthology of Transgressive Fiction' edited by Chuck Palahniuk, Richard Thomas and Dennis Widmyer.
Bookshots: 'Limiters' by Christopher Stoddard

Bookshots: 'Limiters' by Christopher Stoddard

Review by Brandon Tietz
LitReactor reviews "Limiters" by Christopher Stoddard.
Chuck Palahniuk Co-Edits 'Burnt Tongues' Literary Anthology

Chuck Palahniuk Co-Edits 'Burnt Tongues' Literary Anthology

News by Sean May January 20, 2014
The Fight Club author has co-edited a hefty tome of transgressive fiction, set to release later this year.

Eating Babies: Boundaries for Writers in Fiction

Column by Cath Murphy June 27, 2013
Pushing the boundaries is what good fiction does. But are there some lines we as writers should never cross?

Ask the Agent: Erotic Zombie Thrillers! And More

Column by Bree Ogden November 26, 2012
Navigating the rough terrain of today’s publishing industry shouldn’t be a solo event. This week in Ask the Agent, I’ll explore & dissect a few of the industry’s mysteries, straight from the shoulder.

Transgression in Theory: The Idea of a Fight Club

Column by Phil Jourdan February 29, 2012
A critical look at how a fight club could turn into Project Mayhem — as part of a new series of columns on transgressive fiction.

Ask The Lit Coach: "Should Writers Settle Themselves Into A Single Genre In Order To Be Successfully Published?" and More

Column by Erin Reel October 24, 2011
Author branding and the outlook for Transgressive fiction are the subjects in the 2nd issue of Ask The Lit Coach.