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John Edward Lawson
John Edward Lawson is a writer and editor living in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. He is the author of fifteen books of fiction and poetry, and seven chapbooks. Over 500 of his poems, stories, and articles have been published in magazines, anthologies, literary journals, and newspapers... show more

John Edward Lawson is a writer and editor living in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. He is the author of fifteen books of fiction and poetry, and seven chapbooks. Over 500 of his poems, stories, and articles have been published in magazines, anthologies, literary journals, and newspapers worldwide. John was a winner of the 2001 Fiction International Emerging Writers Competition; in addition to being a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award (2006, Superior Achievement in Poetry) and the Wonderland Award for Bizarro Fiction (2007, collected fiction), other award nominations include the Dwarf Stars Award, the Elgin Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the Rhysling Award.His hobbies include travel, games of strategy, and collecting Hong Kong comic books. He has an intense interest in films. During the 1990′s he kicked around in the DC industrial-electro-goth scene in the band Dead Letter Office and owned Rack and Ruin Studio. He has been involved in the production of several short films, including award winners Party Girl and Uberman: An Experiment in Consciousness. His poem "Where the Heart Isn't" has been adapted to film by director Jayson Densman.John is also a founding editor of Raw Dog Screaming Press. He spent four years as editor-in-chief of The Dream People online literary journal of bizarro fiction and poetry. Other editorial projects include three print anthologies, four e-anthologies, and freelance work for such companies as National Lampoon and Double Dragon Publishing.
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Reading Room rated it 7 years ago
One line from the introduction to this collection, possibly, ruined the entire thing for me. “Destroy the Brothers Grimm.” The editor wanted “new stories that twisted the sterilized and cutely mouse-eared folktales of our time and returned them to darker places…” This implied to me that the edito...
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Xdyj's books rated it 8 years ago
Some stories are quite good and some are just so-so.
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Dantastic Book Reviews rated it 9 years ago
The Bizarro Starter Kits are designed to introduce people to the Bizarro genre. I, on the other hand, bought it so I could read The Baby Jesus Butt Plug in public without people harassing me. Here are some of the wonders contained within the Bizarro Starter Kit (Orange):The collection starts with ...
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 10 years ago
This is a great collection and I was delighted with the pieces I was familiar with just as much as the ones I wasn't.
Genosha is for lovers
Genosha is for lovers rated it 10 years ago
As an anthology there were good and bad stories, but the good were good enough to make up for the bad.The order of the stories is a little tedious and it would have been much better if there wasn't themed sections.
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