Breaking: 10 Unpublishable Fictions published in fundamental paradox that threatens to tear apart publishing universe

10 Unpublishable Fictions has been published in a fundamental paradox that threatens to tear apart the publishing universe. The paradox is further deepened by the fact that many of the unpublishable fictions published here have already been published elsewhere. 

10 Unpublishable Fictions — cover by Chris Page

This reality-threatening publishing upheaval has occurred just in time for Merry Christmas, and is a collaboration between David Rogers, Evan Findlay Hay, and someone called Chris Page

Ten short stories of a less conventional mien, and the first thing I have put out since Another Perfect Day in Fucking Paradise, which was published in 2019. 

Readers will want to be aware that the two stories I have contributed to 10 Unpublishable Fictions were previously published in my own collection Un-Tall Tales, so if you’ve read that, you’ve read the stories here. 

My larger contribution to this ebook is the cover, ten new illustrations and two further illustrations from the archives.

10 Unpublishable Fictions is available only as a Kindle from Amazon. (No, I’m not groovy playing with the evil astronaut, but more of that another time.)

David, who initiated the publication, is hoping this will be the first instalment of a long-term project under the name Check it out. 

For me, this year, 2021, has been the year of scribbles, in which I’ve taken a break from fiction and have been working on my drawing mojo so it seemed like a bit of serendipity too fun to pass up when the chance arrived to contribute images to 10 Unpublishable Fictions, and in working with other people to other people’s work, get out of my comfort zone. 

This has meant putting aside this year’s main project, a graphic novel, but the experience was energising and worthwhile and the neglected novel’s characters are still speaking to me. So now I’d better get on with that, then. 

The stories and their authors are:

  • Sent from my iPhone by Evan
  • Passage, David
  • Bog, Chris
  • Schreibtischtäter, Evan
  • Transcript, David
  • Hello Sailor!, Evan
  • Victims, David
  • Bob’s Full House, Evan
  • The North Circular Book of the Dead, David
  • Escapology, Chris

10 Unpublishable Fictions — this is the book in Amazon UK, but you may want to order from your own region, etc, etc.

Chris Page is available for illustration, graphic design, creative writing, journalism, editing, and copywriting.

About chrispagefiction

Author of the novels Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, Sanctioned, Weed, King of the Undies World, The Underpants Tree, and the story collection Un-Tall Tales. Editor, freelance writer, occasional cartoonist, graphic designer, and all that stuff. At heart he is a London person, but the rest of his body is in long-term exile in Osaka, Japan.
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