When I decided to take crack at writing short stories I focused on writing literary fiction. It seemed like the thing to do. I still like writing those types of stories. But last year I was turned on to Transgressive fiction. You know – sex, violence, crime, the good stuff!
I just wrote my first transgressive short story: “My first time, or, that crazy Jamaican whore.” It was fun! I plan to start sending it around to see if someone is interested in publishing it. Unfortunately, I’m not that familiar with websites or journals that publish this type of fiction. Following is a list I’ve developed, but if you know of other outlets please let me know.
- Thrilling Detective
- Plots with Guns
- Beat to A Pulp
- Pulp Pusher
- Crimespree Magazine
- Thieves Jargon
I’m also reading more Transgressive fiction. The other day I was in the library and checked out a book re-published by Hard Case called The Vengeful Virgin. I did a double take when I saw the cover, as I’m sure you can see why. So far it’s pretty entertaining.