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Taking Submissions: The New Whakazoid Circus – The Greatest Show on Paper

January 31, 2014

Deadline: January 31, 2014
Payment: Contributor’s copy and unnamed token amount


GOOD MORNING CIRCUSPUNKS!! I am pleased to announced that Chupa Cabra will be publishing my Circuspunk book Bumping Noses and Cherry Pie. Editing and artwork are in progress now. Look for it around the beginning of the year.

Now we move on to Circuspunk 2.0. Now I want to hear YOUR strange and bizarre tales of the world of the circus, carnivals, side shows, magic shows etc. Bring me your freaks, your bearded ladies, your tightrope walkers, your magicians, your lions and tigers and bears (OH MY!). I want it all.

I will be editing a book that Chupra Cabra has already agreed to publish. It will be called The New Whakazoid Circus – The Greatest Show on Paper.

And I want to hear from YOU. Circuspunk can be anything from bizarro to scary and everything in between. Got a favorite author? Write a circus story in their style. ANYTHING GOES in the world of Circuspunk!

Not sure what Circuspunk is exactly? This is my listing at Urban Dictionary

“Circuspunk is a new sub-genre of punk/bizarro literature scene created by Charie D. La Marr aka Persiphone Hellecat aka Kotton Kandy – a former professional clown. The genre includes stories that take place in circuses, carnivals, midways, sideshows and also includes stories of birthday party clowns, freaks, magicians and costumed characters. With some elements taken from her experiences in the world of clowns (she won’t tell which are true and which aren”t) the genre is a blend of truth and fantasy that takes in the usual bizarro mixture of fun, sex, satire and splatter. Also included in the genre are dark stories, Lovecraftian stories, noir stories and other variations and combinations of contemporary literary genre.”

SO COME ONE, COME ALL – BRING US YOUR STORIES. There will be compensation – a token amount plus a copy of the completed book for all stories chosen.

I prefer stories of some length – enough to have some character development and meat to them – say 2,500 to 7,500 words. I will consider flash and poetry, but it would have to be very special to be accepted. Deadline January 31, 2014. So get your circus freak on now!!

Watch the Circuspunk for further details.

Via: Circus Punk.


January 31, 2014