Cameron Pierce is the editor of Lazy Fascist, an imprint of bizarro fiction publisher Eraserhead Press. Lazy Fascist publishes authors who, through careful exploration of unique linguistic landscapes, create monstrous, unclassifiable fictions. We value explosive language over explosive weapons, but think it’s best when we can have our Bruce Willis with our Borges.
We’ve published everything from minimalist dark comedies to meta-fictional SF, along with historical fiction, fairy tales for adults, and hybrid plays. We seek out books that are emotionally hard-hitting, critically engaging, and exhibit crisp, original prose. These books tend to be difficult to pigeonhole under any one banner, but together they form a complex mosaic of the disenfranchised, the poor, and others who are struggling to survive — and make an impact — in an increasingly bleak world. However, we’re not all about doom and gloom. We like to laugh, demand the absurd, and love great storytelling above anything else.
Some authors we admire include James Tate, Russell Edson, Richard Brautigan, William S. Burroughs, Kathy Acker, Louis-Ferdinand Celine, Italo Calvino, Donald Barthelme, Ann Quinn, Jorge Luis Borges, Samuel Beckett, Stephen Graham Jones, Dennis Cooper, J.G. Ballard, David Ohle, Kelly Link, Thomas Ligotti, Mark Danielewski, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Philip K. Dick, Brian Evenson, Alfred Jarry, Trinie Dalton, and Eugene Ionesco.