Swill Magazine – Fiction For The ill Literate

We like stories where things actually happen, stories where someone might die.

We also like it when the jokes are funny.

We don’t like Literature with a capital L. We do like literary fiction: we happen to think it includes the work of Dashiell Hammett and Harlan Ellison.

Mainly what we like are stories. Not symbols and themes and extensive descriptive passages, not paint-by-numbers well-structured tripe that fails to excite. We prefer the Shakespeare approach to existentialism: question the meaning of life, then litter the stage with corpses.