Chuck Palahniuk Co-Edits 'Burnt Tongues' Literary Anthology

Chuck Palahniuk Co-Edits 'Burnt Tongues' Literary Anthology

Chuck Palahniuk, author of classics such as Fight Club and Survivor (and frequent LitReactor contributor) has co-edited Burnt Tongues, an anthology of transgressive and boundary-pushing fiction.

Palahniuk, known to push boundaries with his own fiction, has edited the anthology with co-editors Dennis Widmyer and Richard Thomas. The book, clocking in at 400 pages, is sure to be full of the kind of exciting and dangerous stories fans of Palahniuk have come to love.

The book's publisher, Medallion Books, has this to say about the upcoming collection:

Transgressive fiction authors write stories some are afraid to tell. Stories with taboo subjects, unique voices, shocking images—nothing safe or dry.

Burnt Tongues is a collection of transgressive stories selected by a rigorous nomination and vetting process and hand-selected by Chuck Palahniuk, author of Fight Club, as the best of The Cult workshop.

These stories run the gamut from horrific and fantastic to humorous and touching, but each leaves a lasting impression.

Some may say even a scar.

The book's release date is set for August.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 20, 2014 - 7:40pm

Thrilled to be a part of this. Can't wait for this book to hit the streets. Been a long time coming. So many wonderful stories in here.

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Benjamin Joseph from Southern U.S. is reading Knockemstiff January 20, 2014 - 11:06pm

Been looking forward to this since it's announcement. Kinda bummed I didn't realize that this isn't hitting till August (according to the amazon page). awesome the R. Thomas is an editor for this; his storyville short story lists have opened me up to a lot of great writing. Guess I'll just have to read something out of my 100+ reading pile till summer.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies January 21, 2014 - 4:29pm

Thanks, Benjamin. Hope the lists help. August isn't that far away. :-)