- Introduction: Issue 1.2
by Quimby Melton
"The internet offers agent- and publisher-less writers, as well as those who choose to work on the literary fringe, unprecedented opportunities to produce work and share it with an audience. As a result, literary consumers will find themselves increasingly flooded with extra-corporate literary choices. [Some] may may suggest it overwhelms readers with choices, but one can't help but wonder if we prefer bean counters and northeastern editors making our literary choices for us."
- The Strangeness of Realism vs. the Realism of the Strange: Themes in Synecdoche, New York
by Gary Shipley
"Charlie Kaufman's film(script) can be understood as a commentary on a line from E. M. Cioran: 'He who does not believe in the impossibility of truth, or does not rejoice in it, has only one road to salvation, which he will, however, never find.'"
- Steve Aylett Interview
by Steve Aylett and Gary Shipley
SciFi Satirist & Slipstream/Bizarro Writer
- Hiroo Yamagata Interview
by Hiroo Yamagata and Quimby Melton
(Lesescenario) Translator, Negrophobia and The Last Words of Dutch Schultz.
- from Drinking Chocolate
by Si Wall
Set on the cold, gray streets of London, Drinking Chocolate follows the lives of two homeless, lost souls named Lola and Johnny.
- Language Is Hell
by Nico Vassilakis and Quimby Melton
"To me, asemic writing facilitates the endless creation of new alphabets. It's the creation of the pre- or post-word, never the word itself, the ascent toward the physical formulation of a word or the disintegration of its parts after achieving 'wordness.' It's the constant rebirthing of new alphabets and the place where alphabets remain drawn and not written."
- Meddin Studios Mural
by DrZ, Hebermehl and Quimby Melton
March 2010 graffiti mural at abattoir-turned-atelier Meddin Studios in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
- Code Poetry
by ted warnell and Quimby Melton
" ... a writer is an artist whose medium is language."