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the ironic fantastic

15 Ago


The IRONIC FANTASTIC is a proposed series of ebook anthologies that will showcase international absurdist, quirky, unusual, whimsical and ironic fiction from new and established writers. Each issue will appear irregularly and it will always be free. This project was inaugurated by the writer Rhys Hughes.

I’m after fantastical/absurdist ‘comedies’ 1000 words or less. By ‘comedies’ I don’t mean that they have to be funny: wistful, thoughtful and droll are fine, so are weird and quirky. I’m thinking of a broader definition of the term, in the same way that Nabokov’s brilliant Laughter in the Dark is a ‘comedy’ but it didn’t make me laugh…

As an example: the early stories of Kafka and Calvino, Bruno Schulz, Hašek, Daniil Kharms, Zamyatin, Pavi?, Queneau, Bulgakov, Boris Vian, etc.

I want ideas! Funny ideas, absurd ideas, intelligently daft ideas! Poetry and images are more than welcome too. So are brief dramatic ‘scenes’.

words by Rhys Hughes

the ironic fantastic #1 & #2


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The Ironic Fantastic #1

Download link, here.

The Ironic Fantastic #2

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The Ironic Fantastic #3

the ironic fantastic #3

The Ironic Fantastic #3 will be available in the first week of September, 2014.
The download link at Lulu.

The Ironic Fantastic #4

I will be editing the fourth installment of The Ironic Fantastic. The submission deadline will be September 30. Issue #4 will be a tribute to Lewis Carroll, but all nonsense is welcome. If you’re looking for inspiration, you can start here! http://www.lewiscarroll.org/carroll

Please send all submissions to theironicfantastic4@gmail.com

by Jason E. Rolfe

I am extending the deadline for the Lewis Carroll-inspired issue #4 until the end of October. We are also accepting submissions for issue #5 (early 2015). That will not be a themed issue, so if you have anything ironic and/or fantastic you’d like us to consider, please send it along to either Paulo Brito or Jason Rolfe any time!

by Jason E. Rolfe

Dear Readers and Writers. Personal issues and constraints on time have conspired against me, and have caused a long (and ongoing) delay in the release of the Lewis Carroll issue of Ironic Fantastic. Rest assured that we will get this issue out. In the meantime, a non-themed issue of Ironic Fantastic will be released. Your patience has been duly noted and greatly appreciated! If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact us directly. If you wish to submit to the NEW next issue of Ironic Fantastic, please do!

by Jason E. Rolfe

The Ironic Fantastic #5

the ironic fantastic #5

The download link at Lulu.


freud is fantastic

04 Abr

Today I dreamed that four of my aquarium fish had died. I picked up the Freud’s book “The Interpretation of Dreams” and I easily came to the conclusion that fishes also die. Freud is fantastic.

arcus nimis intensus rumpitur

02 Jun

Não sou nada.
Nunca serei nada.
Não posso querer ser nada.
À parte isso, tenho em mim todos os sonhos do mundo.

Tabacaria, Álvaro de Campos

about me

While his body strolls through Barcelos (Portugal) Paulo Brito‘s mind wanders here, there, but almost always yon. He has been writing poetry and short stories since the age of 15 for the sake of mental hygiene.
His publications include, fragmentos de um paradoxo (2014), Sons of Man, (Black Scat Books Absurdist Texts & Documents #33, 2017).
He edited and designed The Ironic Fantastic #’s 3 and 5.
His text, drawings, and collages have appeared in miNatura, Sein und Werden, The Ironic Fantastic, Rubicon: An Anthology of Literary and Artistic Work Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis (Sybaritic Press), Poetic Diversity, and Dime Show Review. He is a regular contributor to The Black Scat’s online journal, Le Scat Noir.

Those who have been fortunate enough to appreciate Paulo Brito’s works of art know that each creation contains mystifying imagery, whether they are the written word, drawings or collages.

Mercie E Silva
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