Bizarro Horror Fiction Author MP Johnson | Freak Tension Zine

Information about writer MP Johnson's horror fiction and bizarro fiction, Freak Tension zine and more.

Berzerkoids, my latest book, hit the stands last week. It’s been getting a lot of attention, in large part because of the gorgeous cover by artist Bill Hauser. This is not the first Bill Hauser/MP Johnson collaboration. Check it out: Bill and I have actually been working together for over a decade now. In the …

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When I tell someone I write bizarro fiction, the response is usually, “What the fuck is bizarro fiction?” That’s when I look deep into the person’s eyes and make an assessment. Is this person ready? Is this someone whose idea of crazy is an extra dessert at Applebee’s on date night? Or is this someone …

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It’s that time of year when I start looking back and asking myself, “What the fuck did I do with my time?” Here’s the answer: The Wonderland Book Award Every fall, the Wonderland Book Award honors the best novel and best short story collection in the world of bizarro fiction. This year, Dungeons & Drag …

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Sure, reading is cool and everything, but what’s the point of reading when you can have a story read to you by a beautiful burlesque dancer? Sauda Namir has recorded a reading of my short story “Groupie” for the season finale of her Bizarro Bedtime web series. Check it out: Bizarro Bedtime: S1 E5: MP …

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Sam Richard and I are co-editing a book of ultra-wild horror and bizarro fiction short stories that pay tribute to legendary punk rock scumfuc GG Allin. We are currently in the process of going through all the submissions and picking the ones that are juuuuust right. This book is going to be so messed up. …

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When I first attended Bizarro Con a few years ago, I caught readings by heavy hitters like Carlton Mellick III and Kevin L. Donihe. The term “readings” didn’t even do them justice. They were wild, frenzied performances. I knew I had to up my game. I learned that reading an ordinary 5,000 word short story …

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Within the bizarro and horror fiction communities, there is much debate over the value of poop stories. Some claim that the subgenre is all pooped out, that it has nothing more to give. While I agree that there are a lot of regurgitated poop stories out there, there is still room for innovation. Which, coincidentally, …

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