The Filth Zine – submission call
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” – Oscar Wilde
I always thought that this was a beautiful quote, full of hope. I liked the idea that people could view the same things through a different perspective. A friend told me this quote meant that some of us were laying on our backs. He suggested something seedy and underhanded. That’s the Filth, too.
The Filth zine is a collection of fiction by various authors. We celebrate the struggle to overcome. We’re pulling ourselves out of a dark, dirty place. We’re vomiting up our drunken late nights, three drinks over our limit. We’re on our backs, our legs wrapped around someone, holding on for dear life. We’re pushing away the ones who would hold us down; jumping off the cliff with the people who protect our hearts as if they were precious. We’re sulking through the night, sleeping through the long winter days. We’re making a world where the person with the sharpest tongue and the quickest wit is triumphant.
We imagine. We create.
The Filth is ALWAYS accepting short story contributions. Our first issue is out NOW. We’re working on a spring issue, so get in touch.