Wonderland Award Winners 2023
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
7M ago
This year saw the long-awaited return of Bizarro Con to its full glory. Bizarros from all corners made the trek to Portland, Oregon to attend workshops and panels, perform readings, make merry, form bonds, and crush the competition during the Ultimate Bizarro Showdown. Most of all, to celebrate the best in Bizarro Fiction for works published in 2022. Best Collection: The Last 5 Minutes of the Human Race by Michael Allen Rose & Jim Agpalza (Madness Heart Press) I saw the last five minutes of the human race, and it was beautiful. In this apocalyptic alphabet primer, award-winning author Mic ..read more
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The Wonderland Book Awards – Final Ballot 2023
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
8M ago
Preliminary voting has ended and the final ballot has been determined. Here are the nominations for this year’s Wonderland Book Awards: NOVEL One Hand to Hold, One Hand to Carve by M. Shaw (Tenebrous Press) God’s Leftovers by Grant Wamack (Bizarro Pulp Press) The Girl with the Barbed Wire Hair by Carlton Mellick III (Eraserhead Press)   Moonfellows by Danger Slater (Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing) Charcoal by Garrett Cook (Clash Books) COLLECTION Pornography for the End of the World by Brendan Vidito (Weirdpunk Books) The Last 5 Minutes of the Human Race by Michael Allen Rose an ..read more
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CLASH Books: Delicious Dishes for You and Your Dog
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
8M ago
Delicious Dishes for You and Your Dog brings you over 40 recipes carefully crafted to omit dog-toxic ingredients while maximizing flavor to satisfy all your taste buds. Shake up mealtime by making something special for the whole family – including your canine loved ones!  Lisa Goddard, along with the help of her dog, has optimized indulgent brunch treats, exciting appetizers, modern comfort foods, and more, so you can whip up fresh homemade favorites and share them with a furry friend.  There is an amazing recipe for everyone, whether you and your dog are meat eaters, veget ..read more
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The Wonderland Book Awards Preliminary Ballot
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
9M ago
The Wonderland Book Awards are a recognition presented annually at BizarroCon for superior achievement in bizarro fiction writing. The 2023 awards, for books published in 2022, will be presented at BizarroCon on November 18th. Voting for the Wonderland Book Award preliminary ballot begins now for the Best Bizarro Novel and Best Bizarro Collection of 2022. Below is a list of all eligible titles. Please send your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place votes in the Novel and Collection categories to bizarrocon@gmail.com with the subject line “Wonderland Book Award Preliminary Ballot.” Preliminary voting ends Se ..read more
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Little Miss Apocalypse
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
9M ago
With the help of her gothy best friend, a socially-awkward 80s movie-obsessed teenager hatches a plan to trick the most popular boy in school into being her prom date. The only problem is, she has a secret missile hidden inside her vagina, ready to detonate on the day she gets her first kiss. From Wonderland Award-Winning Author, Danger Slater, comes a bizarro spoof of teen coming-of-age rom-coms infused with irreverent gross-out meta-literary sensibilities. Crass and cerebral and weird as hell. Little Miss Apocalypse by Danger Slater “Danger Slater is fearless and should be ashamed of himsel ..read more
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New Release: Pest
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
9M ago
Pest presents the bizarre events that lead a new, parallel life for a man named Chalo as a wild yak living in the Himalayas. Chalo the man is recruited by a latter-day prophet named Grant to design and build a campus on Catalina Island, where initiates will be trained to receive a celestial visitor, the “Ancient Newborn.” Chalo the yak reflects on his human past while the annual rut looms ominously nearer and nearer. The struggle to fund and construct the campus is complemented by the psychoactive changes of the yak breeding cycle, and the mating battles that Chalo will have to participate in ..read more
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New Release: Sad Sexy Catholic
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
9M ago
In this intimate collection of poetry, spells are cast, hearts are broken, and prayers go unanswered. Sad Sexy Catholic follows the journey of a young twenty-something as she navigates the already difficult task of existing made even harder by trauma, body dysmorphia, a personality disorder, and leftover guilt from a religious upbringing. The speaker in these poems strives to find softness, even in the darkest of moments. Sad Sexy Catholic by Lauren Badillo Milici “Without the darkness or fucked up experiences, none of these poems would be beautiful or relatable. Milici transforms pain into p ..read more
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BizarroCon 2023 Registration Open
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
1y ago
It’s almost time for the 15th Annual BizarroCon in Portland, OR November 16-19, 2023. If you are a creator or lover of bizarro fiction, here are a few reasons you should attend! BizarroCon 2023 01 BizarroCon 2023 02 BizarroCon 2023 03 BizarroCon 2023 04 BizarroCon 2023 05 BizarroCon 2023 06 Early Bird Price – through June 30, 2023  –  $150 July 1st through July 31st   –  $200 August 1st through August 31st   –  $250 September 1st through September 31st   –  $300 After November 1st – $350 ..read more
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Soft Targets Book Release Party
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
1y ago
“I already knew Carson Winter was one of the best newer writers of the Weird, but with SOFT TARGETS my admiration and expectations of his work have skyrocketed. Read this book.” Jon Padgett, author of The Secret of Ventriloquism Join New Weird Horror publisher Tenebrous Press and author Carson Winter for the release of SOFT TARGETS, a reality-bending novella about malignant malaise; the surrender to violence; and the addictive appeal of tragedy as entertainment. Sunday, March 19, 7p-9p at Rose City Book Pub, 1329 NE Fremont, Portland, OR 97213 Readings by the author, as well as Portland Bizar ..read more
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The Slow Poisoner Show Episode 1: Tentacle Spectacles
Bizarro Central
by Sauda Namir
1y ago
Tentacle Wrestling! Fuzzy Robots! Giant Flowers! Haunted Books! It’s all in the first episode of The Slow Poisoner Show, a fifteen-minute free streaming video that combines the creepiness of a late-night horror host with the kookiness of an early-morning kids’ show, plus a twist of anti-budget public access weirdness. “Tentacle Spectacles” centers around a performance of the song “Rose (of the Tentacle Pages).” This catchy number sports the chorus refrain “Mutant Sex Monsters, Rise Up and Take Over,” and serves as a homage to the Bizarro literary scene, including references to works by John Sk ..read more
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