Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Hell Bound Kids by Various Authors - Book Tour + Giveaway

Book One: Wild In The Streets

A transgressive new book series that blurs the lines between crime, horror, dark fantasy, and suspense


Date Published: 05-01-2022

Publisher: No Sell Out Productions


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Lawlessness. Rampant crime. Ruthless gangs running wild in the streets. Welcome to Punk City... city under a perpetual moonless and starless night. The city of the Hell Bound Kids: one of the many gangs warring for control of Punk City’s hellish streets. A transgressive new book series that blurs the lines between crime, horror, dark fantasy, and suspense.

Guest Post
 Starting Out As A Writer – 5 Things You Should Know

Writing is a condition, not a profession

When doing anything, you either feel something or you don’t. You’re either infected by writing, or you aren’t. You either feel it in your bones, or you don’t. To echo a Bukowskian sentiment: you don’t chose writing, writing choses you. If you feel the urge deep within? You’ll be fine. If you want to be a writer, you’ll either discover it’s not very glamorous and pitter out, or worse, write drivel. You either are, or you aren’t.

Don’t Try

The above words are inscribed on Bukowski’s gravestone. For a man who worked from his twenties, thirties, and didn’t begin to gain traction until well into his late forties, this might seem odd. Bukowski, it seems, tried very hard. However, the deeper meaning is: don’t try to be something you’re not. Know who and what you are, and embrace that as a writer, regardless if people understand it or not. Bookshelves are full of books with writers trying to be something they’re not (it’s usually dull, boring, and uninspired).

Practice & Take Criticism

Writing is like any other skill. You need to practice. And you need to take criticism. If you can’t devote time to the craft, nor are you willing to take criticism, you won’t make it far in this endeavor.

Work With Editors

The sure sign of an amateur is an inability to work with editorial staff. There’s a saying: the editor is always right. Close, I’d say: the editor is almost always right. Unless you get a particularly bad editor, their job is to make the piece better. Most editors want nothing more than to make an already great piece even better. Fuck your ego, and listen to them. It’s my view writing is a collaborative process between a writer and an editor. Please, and I’m sure all the editors out there will thank me for this, work with the editor. Side note: this doesn’t mean you have to blindly accept everything. However, seriously consider what they say. From my experience, I’ve learned my best lessons from editors giving feedback.

Accept Rejection

You’ll get rejected a lot. Unless the writing is poor, it’s often not due to your skill. Much of the time it’s due to fit, the editor’s mood, or other irrational factors. Don’t take it personally. Great pieces get rejected all the time. Here’s what you don’t want to do: argue with the editor. Editors are busy people, and will forget a rejected piece. However, you’ll find many, or most, have great memories on those people who cluttered up the inbox with complaints. And it doesn’t work and potentially burns a bridge.



  About the Authors


Manson loves and hates everyone equitably. Though she'll read just about anything, she enjoys weird shit like Hunter S. Thompson. She also likes crime fiction, the occult, horror, transgressive, science fiction, and dark fantasy.



Anthony Perconti

Anthony Perconti lives and works in the hinterlands of New Jersey with his wife and kids. He enjoys well-crafted and engaging stories from across a variety of genres and mediums. His articles have appeared in several online venues as well as some indie press magazines such as Three Crows Magazine, Grimdark Magazine, Dark Matter Magazine & Pulp Modern. He can be found on Twitter @AnthonyPerconti


Sebastian Vice

Sebastian Vice is the founder of Outcast Press devoted to transgressive fiction and dirty realism. He writes a regular column for A Thin Slice of Anxiety called “Notes Of A Degenerate Dreamer,” and has poetry and short fiction published in Punk Noir Magazine, A Thin Slice Of Anxiety, Outcast Press, Terror House Magazine, and Bristol Noir. His flash piece “One Last Good Day” was nominated for Best Of The Net 2021.


Joe Haward

Joe Haward is an author, poet, and heretic. As a freelance journalist his work challenges religious and political corruption. Writing horror, noir, and transgressive fiction and poetry, his work can be found in various places. His debut poetry collection, Heresy (Uncle B. Publications) drops in 2022. Find him on Twitter @RevJoeHaward or at


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