Now accepting “book” submissions. Always accepting “book” submissions.
Alt Lit Press is “not interested” in “anything” currently. If that sentiment doesn’t scare you away, you are probably the ideal person to submit something. Email: email@example.com
My “dream” is to help people release “sweet ass” books both IRL & online. Unfortunately, I currently don’t have enough money to release books IRL. Stay “tuned” for IRL books in the future. For now, you can read this sweet ass stuff online tho.
Purplewindowed Carrion by Zooee Ghostly
Sad & wistful, short & sweet. Poetry.
Zooee’s tumblr is here.
Leaves of Grass by Ben Simko
This ain’t the famous Walt Whitman book. It’s good, tho.
Here is my favorite poem from it to “entice” you to read the rest. It’s the first poem:
NINE LIVES; CAT’S EYE
the universe is eternal
blossoming forever inviting possibilities
unthinkable and magnificent beyond
your wildest imagination
teeming with beauty and grandeur
that defies expression
and yet i am listening to ac/dc
and wearing sweatpants
with a two liter of mountain dew
at 2:41 in the morning
please merciful jesus kill me if you are out there
Ben Simko is….
yes2000 by amy k smith: (2013)
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
School by Meta Knight (2013)
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
you can’t burn an ebook by mirissa leja (2013)
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 @crystal_miri & mirissaleja.tumblr.com
The Mythology of Invention by Dan DeMarse (2013)
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/
you could try but the fumes would kill you by bradley “from ohio” wilson (2013)
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
who cares? by nick schulz (2013)
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
I Remember You Being Nicer by Andy Heck Boyd (2013)
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
Tour by Meta Knight (2013)
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
Landline by Molly O’Brien (2013)
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
MDMA and Menthol Cigarettes by Richard Brammer (2013)
“MDMA and Menthol Cigarettes was all we had
all that summer. All that winter”
Richard Brammer is http://www.mdmaandmentholcigarettes.tumblr.com