Chthonic Cleaning is Out Now!

“Austin Gragg is a new author on fire.” — Angela Yuriko Smith, Publisher of Space and Time Magazine and 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. *** Noah and Dillon live a peaceful life in Midwest suburbia. But when a normal household errand releases an ancient cosmic monstrosity, the couple becomes trapped in their home. For the couple to survive, Noah must face fears which have defined him for decades.
Chthonic Cleaning pulls the classic monster movie into the depths of something more slipstream and surreal, blending horror and weird fiction into a pungent cocktail you’ll find hard to put down.

Interview with Poet and Editor Andrew Reeves

“…Then you start sending your work not just to random journals but places where you feel like your aesthetic fits. Now you’re in communication with the world of poetry, and that’s how you find your voice. You can’t find that in a vacuum. I’m not sure you can even write decent poetry in a vacuum. You have to be in communication with what’s going on right now. I see younger poets…”

So far, July has been productive.

Not giving yourself credit and always thinking you aren't doing enough can feed depression like Miracle Grow. Only the Miracle Grow is spiders, and they bite you, and you stay in bed all day with their venom gnawing away at you. YAY! So here's my own attempt to give myself some credit. Not to brag, but to say, "Hey, I may feel like I've gotten nothing done, but that's not true." This blog post is part writing talk for you and part self care for me.

An essay on death

“…writing this felt important. Writing this felt therapeutic. Writing this felt, real. Take it for what it is: me spilling me brain onto a page, because I can't stand to write anything that isn't true, even if it's just for school.”