Douglas J. Ogurek
Douglas J. Ogurek is an inventive, unconventional writer whose work mystifies and amazes in equal measure.” – Andrew Hook, award-winning editor, and author of The Immortalists, And God Created Zombies, and Nitrospective
Douglas J. Ogurek is the pseudonym for a writer living somewhere on Earth. Though banned on Mars, his fiction appears in over forty Earth publications. Ogurek founded the controversial literary subgenre known as unsplatterpunk, which uses splatterpunk conventions (e.g., extreme violence, gore, taboo subject matter) to deliver a positive message. He guest-edited Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction #58: UNSPLATTERPUNK!, the first ever unsplatterpunk anthology. He also reviews films at that same magazine. Recent longer works include the young adult novel Branch Turner vs the Currants (World Castle Publishing) and the horror/suspense novella Encounter at an Abandoned Church (Scarlet Leaf Publishing).
Call for Submissions: UNSPLATTERPUNK! 2
Attention extreme horror writers: get your gross on and submit to UNSPLATTERPUNK! 2, the follow-up anthology to the first ever collection of unsplatterpunk stories.
Deadline is February 28, 2018.
Call for submissions
Branch Turner vs the Currants
Douglas J. Ogurek’s young adult novel Branch Turner vs the Currants tells the story of two very different Little League baseball teams: the Tigers and the Currants.
This novel explores issues of tradition vs. progression, mass popularity vs. individual preference, and at a deeper level, personal gain vs public outreach.
Encounter at an Abandoned Church
A man in the wrong place at the wrong time. A parallel between past and present. Danger and survival. If you like a suspense story with an interesting turn, then Encounter at an Abandoned Church is the novella for you.
Introducing the first anthology in the new horror subgenre of unsplatterpunk."
". . . memorable and thought-provoking," - British Fantasy Society
Read Theaker's Quarterly Fiction #58, edited by Douglas J. Ogurek.
"The Reverse Spotlight," Eunoia Review, October, 2017
Eunoia Review is a Singapore-based online literary journal committed to sharing the fruits of ‘beautiful thinking.’
"Not Glaring, but Certainly Noticeable" (cowritten with Loren Johnson), After the Pause, Fall, 2017
After the Pause is an experimental online literary journal, based in Minneapolis, MN (with strong ties to other parts of the Midwest), and published quarterly.
"Concrete Hurricane," Nothing Lasts anthology, cc&d magazine, August, 2017
Nothing Lasts is a 2017 poetry, prose, and artwork collection book from Scars Publications of the May through August 2017 issues of cc&d magazine ("Children, Churches and Daddies"): the UN-religious, NON-family oriented literary and art magazine.
Latest Film Reviews
Cinematic take on King classic needs more Pennywise, less Kumbaya.
Well-choreographed scares without the long wait.
Just leave your brain at the door and enjoy it.