Lazy Fascist Review is a biannual print literary journal offering a home for fiction that slips through the cracks. We like our stories weird and a little fucked up, with sentences that cut like knives. We want to enjoy our fiction like we enjoy our beer, so every story we publish will be accompanied by a recommended beer pairing. We’re particularly IPA fans. That said, no floral prose, please.
The best way to get a sense of what we’re looking for is to peruse the Lazy Fascist Press catalog, but to give you a broader sense of our taste, here’s an incomplete list of some writers we admire:
Kathy Acker, Donald Barthelme, Aimee Bender, Kate Bernheimer, Ryan Boudinot, Richard Brautigan, Trinie Dalton, Russell Edson, Elizabeth Ellen, Brian Evenson, Amelia Gray, Barry Hannah, Tove Jansson, Denis Johnson, Roy Kesey , Grace Krilanovich, Joe R. Lansdale, Thomas Ligotti, Kelly Link, Ben Loory, Ben Marcus, Alissa Nutting, Bruno Schulz, Diane Williams.
If in doubt, please send it along. We aim to surprise our readers and have published everything from postmodern horror to historical fiction, books about boxing and flying sharks. In addition to short fiction, we’ll publish poetry from time to time. Every issue features book and beer reviews, interviews with leading contemporary authors, and everything you ever wanted to know about fish but were afraid to ask (we’re not kidding, we know a lot about fish).
Payment: $50 per story. $10 for up to four poems
Word Count: 500 to 10,000 words.
Please submit one story or up to four poems at a time in a single RTF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Interview pitches, completed book and beer reviews, and anything else you think might interest us may also be sent to this address.
Simultaneous submissions are encouraged. If your piece is accepted elsewhere, just let us know.
Responses: Allow eight weeks before querying about the status of your story. Please understand that because our staff is slight in number, we will be unable to provide feedback on your work.
Reviews: If you have a title you would like considered for review, please contact email@example.com for a mailing address. Due to limited space in each issue, reviews are not guaranteed.