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Bizarro Fiction Writing Genre

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According to Wikipedia:

Bizarro fiction is a contemporary literary genre noted for its focus on "high weirdness." The term was coined in 2005 by the independent publishing companies Eraserhead Press, Raw Dog Screaming Press, and Afterbirth Books in response to the rising demand for unique and outlandish fiction. In the introduction to The Bizarro Starter Kit, Bizarro is described as "literature's equivalent to the cult section at the video store" and a genre that "strives not only to be strange, but fascinating, thought-provoking, and, above all, fun to read."According to Rose O'Keefe of Eraserhead Press: "Basically, if an audience enjoys a book or film primarily because of its weirdness, then it is Bizarro. Weirdness might not be the work's only appealing quality, but it is the major one."

These are several resources that members can look into that specialize in or showcase and promote Bizarro genre writing (all links below open in a new window):

Eraserhead Press
Bizarro Central
Afterbirth Books
Fugue State Press
Raw Dog Screaming Press