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F(r)iction No. 9
The Obsession Issue
Here you’ll find characters and stories obsessed. Obsessed with love, death, sex, alternate realities, and the ideal Tinder date. KIRSTY LOGAN haunts us with lovelorn figures. DAVID GALEF shows us a man who hates so hard, things disappear. Poems by THOM YOUNG and STUART DYBEK explore the torment of solitude and love. In an exclusive sneak-peek, JEFF VANDERMEER reveals the process behind his own fixation: a novella-in-progress called The Book Murderer. Merging fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and a powerful feature with LAMBDA LITERARY, F(r)iction No. 9 collects the best—and weirdest—obsessions out there.
#BooksIWantToMurder Photo Contest
Ever feel like taking a knife to For Whom the Bell Tolls? Or drowning The Sound and The Fury in a bathtub? Well, now’s your chance. To celebrate Jeff VanderMeer’s novella-in-progress The Book Murderer appearing in the new issue, we’re hosting a hashtag photo contest! The rules are simple: between January 1 and February 15, post a photo on Instagram or Twitter of yourself “murdering” a book you hate, tag it with the hashtag #BooksIWantToMurder, and you’ll be entered for a chance to win a print of one piece of artwork from any issue of F(r)iction!
We’ll periodically post entries right here on this page, so check back often to see what kind of devious and sinister book murderers you find yourself in company with.
Keep up on the progress of all our F(r)iction No. 9 news here, or by searching #friction9 on Twitter. Help promote the issue by tweeting with the hashtag #friction9.
And don’t forget to check out all our awesome contributors:
Peter H.Z. Hsu