25 August 2009

Some musings about a new Coatlism Book

The Coatlism Press blog put up a list of links to use to promo your work. For those of you who want to spread the word, please take a look.

Michael Frissore's Poetry is Dead is being printed. There were some last minute corrections that took a few weeks to iron out with the printer. If you'd like to review it, say the word and I'll send you a copy.

What else is new? Issue 48 or litchaos is being assembled. Look for it in September. Also, the...forgot what I was saying. Nevermind. Ah the coatlism book prize, don't forget about it. As a matter or fact, Michael Frissore was last years winner.


25 April 2009

Book Trailer #2, buy the print issue, and check out the news

Check out our Book Trailer. Click the thumbnail to watch the short movie (including TOC): 

News for litchaos.

Please back link to this post to spread the word about the new print issue of litchaos.com. 

17 April 2009

Lit Chaos Audio Submission Guidelines

Listen to what litchaos.com is looking for here. Also, keep in mind that we're compiling an erotica issue (due out 6/9/09) and an audio issue or all spoken word and music. So if you have anything that meets the call, send it along to litk.os (a-t) gmail . com. Our old address starting editor@...has been pounded into submission by unstoppable SPAM.

Please find an "Ode to Spam"by Ra! Gabriel at Mad Swirl (be sure to scroll down) or read it pasted below.

Press 1 for Inbox/Press 2 for Outbox

Remember the old-fashioned kermit-style email?
I know some of you do. Those of you from back in the day:
When the monitor was green text on black,
before there was SPAM. A mere 13 years later: I press

SPAM and eggs
SPAM soup with ramyeon noodles
God SPAM America, no
SPAM bless America, yes
SPAM that I love…oops
I SPAMmed it again
"Where SPAMer, When SPAMer" in the album
SPAM service has SPAMkira soaring
to the tops of the SPAMboard charts
Latin SPAMerikan music
the SPAM is killing our thought processes
SPAM's better than glam
like SPAMzak;
"Ride the SPAM baby, yeah!" he SPAMmed
so she grabbed him by the ears and SPAMmed
"Give me your SPAM! yes! I'm SPAMming!"
He then pulled out and SPAMmed all over her face
which smeared her SPAM-up.
My SPAModerant is ruining my shirts
the tsunami left SPAM in the sea
but luckily none of the SPAM
were destroyed
Thou shall not SPAM
may the SPAM be with you
viva el SPAM!

very unhealthy yet profitable;
take the head of the meta
the tag
cut the meat
who knows what scraps and toenails,
who knows what diseases
sweep it all up
the broken links, the tags, the anchors
HTML, Coldfusion, ASP, JSP
and then,
it comes out like a pre-processed

slab o' shit
hard on
and hand job

See Britney SPAM naked!

ra! gabriel

03 April 2009

Literary Chaos Print Issue #2

The Lit Chaos Second Print Issue is ready to order. It costs $8 (this includes shipping -- unless outside of the US, sorry)

This issue has work by the following authors. (Learn more here)

Fiction & Poetry:

David McLean 5
Marc Gulezian 10
Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal 15
J/J Hastain 17
CW Moore 20
Ralph-Michael Chiaia 24
Radames Ortiz 29
Cindy Rosmus 30
George Anderson 35
Aimee DeLong 40
Joe La Rosa 53
Ashok Niyogi 60
Justin Hyde 66
And the Winner of the If on a Fall Crack-of-Dawn a Web-Surfer…Prize:
Joseph Kraus 73


Cecelia Chapman
Ralph-Michael Chiaia


Right Click here and choose "Save As" to download the Print Issue No. 2 trailer to your computer.

27 February 2009

The Moon will be brought by Kim Jeong Il to North Korea and placed on a pedestal of his perfect hand

19 February 2009

Experimental Writing Tip #3 by Tantra Bensko

Expanding the Notions of Character

by Tantra Bensko

Even experimental writers may find it easy to take for granted what a character is, as characters are defined in such a limited, predictable way in almost everything we see around us, from movies to books, but the range of what the potential is that remains to be explored is vast. Let’s push ourselves to throw out the old notions of what a person is, using characters in our fiction as a tool, and we can discover new glittering aspects of reality.

In this new quantum physics dominant paradigm, we are generally somewhat familiar with the continuum of consciousness, the interaction of all things. The outlines we pick for a person are almost random bits of this flux of particles moving into and out of this reality, into parallel dimensions. Yet, we still prosaically consider the self to end at the edges of the skin.

But the molecules are NOT captured by the sheathe of the skin, and they have been proven to have memory, and intelligence, communing with everything around us, and sensitive to our thoughts, and the words of those who speak to us.

We breathe in and out molecules that which have been in the lungs of countless others through history. Even the water molecules we breathe in and out have memory, and hold imprints within them. As we breathe them out, what effect do they have on the world, and what are THEIR experiences? Can we write from the viewpoint of the flow of molecules and their intelligence, moving from one person to the next? Or one animal to the next? The breath is a system of interaction between the output of plants and the input of us, and vice versa. Carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Even plants have been proven to have powerful awareness and interaction, memory, and so our closed system of being a human, or a literary character, could include the movement of a character’s identity as the plant beings moving into the stomach of the human and the intestines, traveling through the blood into the eyes.

Our labels of ourselves as closed systems are obviously random ways of corralling small parts of our interactions on all levels, as we are made up of all the experiences we have had from a controversial “beginning.” A “character” could be the statements made to a person as they are carried from one brain to another, making changes, and could be the visual stimulous of one person in the process of being branded onto the brain of another. It could be the movement of the actions of one person as kisses someone for the first time, the molecules of the lips interacting, the forceful meaning of the deep kiss being thrust into the receiver for ever and influencing his decisions his whole life, making a difference in his sexuality and beliefs about love.

How can we decide to contain or liberate a character’s edges, if we think about it anew? Does a character need to be a person, to begin with? Hasn’t that been done? Can it be a school of fish, a school of children as an entity, a vaccine moving through a person and causing the person to catch what it was supposedly trying to prevent? Can it be the energy of an aura being sucked by a vampire out of one person’s body and transformed into its new host’s mind? Can the characters flow from one parallel reality into the next, from one lifetime to the next, pulsing out of the moment, as some physicists claim time does? Can the character be a war, the brains within it like cells? Can it be a spring shower, the rain drops aware of all they land on, becoming those things?

Let’s play!


See more from Tantra at litchaos's self online interview site.


anyone interested in contributing a tip, please contact litk.os


link to "The School" by Donald Barthelme. This is a good example of using a class of kindergarteners as a character. Weird and brilliant stuff.

11 February 2009

Lit Chaos Issue #44 coming soon (15th Feb)

Hey folks! 

We're assembling issue #44 with all, err -- what do you call it? -- fiction and artwork. There won't be any poetry. We had a poll online and 57% said they like to read fiction the most. So fiction you will receive. This issue will have mostly flash fiction and a comic and a few long short stories (See omymoron for more about this). 

On a side note. Instant Disco Pussy is out. Check it out. Check out DC Porder's Hooray for Chainsaws as well. 

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