Alt Lit Press: the best worst lit

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Alt Lit Press e/books

SUBMISSIONS: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUBMIT A BOOK, EMAIL IT TO ALTLITPRESS@GMAIL.COM (THERE ARE NO OTHER SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINES). STARTING 2014, BOOKS WILL BE CONSIDERED BOTH FOR DIGITAL COLLECTION AND PHYSICAL PUBLISHING VIA “THE ALT LIT PRESS STORE

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2014

The six things I could never do without by Ezra Schwartz

Short book about experiences on OkCupid or something

Ezra’s OkCupid profile is here.

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The Waking Of A Thousand Twinkling Stars by Neha Singh

"A chapbook of poems about being" 

Neha’s tumblr is here.

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tomorrow i love you by mirissa leja

On her twitter mirissa writes, “Party tip: don’t.”

Mirissa’s twitter is here.

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they knocked and said cops by ben morgan

Lyrical language poetry. Space-y. 20 poems. 

Ben’s tumblr is here.

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Purplewindowed Carrion by Zooee Ghostly

Sad & wistful, short & sweet. Poetry.

Zooee’s tumblr is here.

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Leaves of Grass by Ben Simko

This ain’t the famous Walt Whitman book. It’s good, tho.



2013

yes2000 by amy k smith

The first book ever on Alt Lit Press. It is has 10 parts. Its author said of it, ‘i feel like my poems are like “representative” of “a corner/small part” of the thing that we call “alt lit” is. its good for The Alt Lit Press website to have representative materialz.’

amy k smith is @sexyprison & http://car-egg.tumblr.com

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School by Meta Knight 

An “instant classic” & “canonical work” in alt lit, this collection of short stories about “school” began Meta Knight’s “controversial” alt lit “career.”

meta knight is @sometaknight & irlisdead.com

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you can’t burn an ebook by mirissa leja 

Mirissa Leja is the Taylor Swift of alt lit. What she lacks in talent she more than makes up for in poetic whiny-ness. Have you ever been heartbroken, depressed, or upset w/ someone? This is the book for you.

Mirissa Leja is mirissaleja.tumblr.com & @crystal_miri

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The Mythology of Invention by Dan DeMarse 

This is probably the most intricate & thought-out piece of poetry I’ve seen published via a blog so far…haven’t really come across anything else like it…epic (in the classical sense of the word), formal, florid language…indescribable…read for yourself & decide…

(Confused by the poem? There are some explanatory notes from its author, in the form of a letter to lit critic Harold Bloom, included at the bottom of this post.)

Daniel DeMarse is http://takeheedyewearythings.blogspot.com/

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you could try but the fumes would kill you by bradley “from ohio” wilson 

This is a fukd up ebook. Bradley is apparently from Ohio. Bradley had a girlfriend who was “into alt lit,” & he gave it a shot himself too. Wow. This is the viral nature of alt lit. Truly viral. One time Bradley dined at “Applebee’s” alone. Truly shameful. Fuck this book. No, it’s p good tho. 

Bradley Wilson is http://bradleyfromohiowilson.tumblr.com

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who cares? by nick schulz 

This book of poetry & “etc.” has themes such as Subway & nihilism. Who is nick schulz? Nick schulz is supposedly a gender-transitioning person in Wisconsin with cats & social anxiety. My favorite lines from this book are: “There’s an ‘xtreme’ goldfish on a surfboard who’s transcending from a web page in to the real world on the back of a bag of cheese-crackers and I’m supposed to pretend this is normal or okay. What a weird fucking existence.”

Nick Schulz is http://instagram.com/luckyoddy

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I Remember You Being Nicer by Andy Heck Boyd

This book is like if you mashed your keyboard with your face but then it somehow turned out readable (sort of) & was a narrative (sort of).

Andy Heck Boyd is @luzzerylavender & http://andyheckboyd.net

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Tour by Meta Knight 

subjects include #emo, #heikojulien, #steveroggenbuck, #altlit, #bravebird, #music, #alcohol, #marijuana, #capitalism, #dreams, #mom, #gf, #sex, #wittgenstein, #plato, #schopenhaur, #austinislam, #austindavis, #tumblr, #westcoast, #pokemon, #veganism, #applecomputers, #tires, #serbia, #energycrisis, #metaphors, #America, #dominospizza

meta knight is @sometaknight & irlisdead.com

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Landline by Molly O’Brien 

Does anyone have a landline anymore? Can you text message on those things? What about message machines? Are those like “voice mail”?

Molly O’Brien is http://missmollymary.tumblr.com

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MDMA and Menthol Cigarettes by Richard Brammer

Poetry.

“MDMA and Menthol Cigarettes was all we had
all that summer. All that winter”

Richard Brammer is http://www.mdmaandmentholcigarettes.tumblr.com

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