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The Art of Fiction Lists photo
December 6, 2016 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Lists

an interview with Chris Bachelder, by Aaron Burch

I think ten t-shirts would be too many to write about, but I’m perversely hoping that twenty-two is somehow not too many. A writer can, I think, pass beyond “too many” or “too much” to a sense of rightness or aptness. The paradox: More than too much is sometimes not too much.

The Art of Fiction Menswear photo
November 9, 2015 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Menswear

Aaron Burch

I've known Tom Williams for a handful of years. I think I originally met him through Barrelhouse, and I've mostly tried to not hold that against him. He is, in the parlance of whoever it is that

The Art of Music Fiction photo
September 26, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Music Fiction

an interview with George Clarke, by Aaron Burch

Earlier this year, Tobias Carroll interviewed me and asked, “Your previous book, How to Predict the Weather, had a blurb from Botch/Narrows vocalist Dave Verellen. Has there been any hardcore that’s

The Art of Fiction the Excuse photo
May 23, 2014 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction the Excuse

Megan Stielstra

Once I was cool, things would be easy. I’d know how to put on eyeliner correctly. I’d know what music to like. I‘d know the right thing to say at parties. My friend Jeff sticks Post-it notes on his

The Art of Fiction Prayer photo
October 25, 2013 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Prayer

Bryan Furuness

1. Prayer, according to the Encyclopedia of Occult and Parapsychology, is a “means for humans to make contact with the divine.”

2. The verb “pray” is a variant on the classical Latin word

The Art of Fiction Surfing photo
September 19, 2013 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Surfing

Don Waters

Hobart: We’ve seen each other at the last couple Mission Creek festivals in Iowa City, and it was there that we got to talking this last year a little about your new book, surfing,

The Art of Fiction Cycling photo
May 10, 2013 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Cycling

an interview with Matthew Vollmer, by Aaron Burch

HOBART: Maybe I'm seeing a connection where there isn't one and this doesn't apply more to writers than anyone else, but I feel like I've increasingly seen/met writers who run, bike, and are otherwise

The Art of Fiction Thrift Stores photo
October 22, 2012 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Thrift Stores

Aaron Burch

An interview with Mark Jude Poirier
Thrift stores are full of possibility and sadness, which makes them perfect settings for fiction, in my opinion.

The Art of Fiction Skateboarding photo
September 10, 2012 | The Art of...

The Art of Fiction Skateboarding

an interview with Kyle Beachy, by Aaron Burch

"...the activity is difficult and risky and can be the source of great dissonance if it reaches the point of cognition."

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Elizabeth Ellen

"If Elizabeth Ellen exists, I would tell her it was like she channeled the anthemic scorn of Alanis Morrisette’s “You Outta Know” through Anais Nin, in her own inimitable way. And if Elizabeth Ellen doesn’t exist, at least she can invent herself.

—John Biscello, Riot Material

currently ON SALE for $11!

Legs Get Led Astray

Chloe Caldwell

“Legs Get Led Astray is a scorching hot glitter box full of youthful despair and dark delight.”

Cheryl Strayed, author of WILD 

currently ON SALE for $9!

 

Elizabeth Ellen

Elizabeth Ellen

“[Elizabeth Ellen] is the female Love Is a Dog from Hell.”

 – Chloe Caldwell, author of Women

currently ON SALE for $8!