Douglas J. Ogurek
. . . garish and two-dimensional.
- anonymous editor
Douglas J. Ogurek is the pseudonym for a writer living somewhere on Earth. Though banned on Mars, his fiction appears in over fifty 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’s UNSPLATTERPUNK! and UNSPLATTERPUNK! 2 anthologies. Ogurek 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).
This sequel anthology contains all the gore, violence, and controversy of the original . . . and then some.
“. . . a provocative, confrontational, outrageous, and innovative collection.” - Rafe McGregor
Read UNSPLATTERPUNK! 2, edited by Douglas J. Ogurek.
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
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"Melissa's Green," CommuterLit, October, 2019
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"Build-Blast," Danse Macabre, September, 2019
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"All-staff Meeting on Wednesday," Eunoia Review, July, 2019
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Douglas J. Ogurek is an inventive, unconventional writer whose work mystifies and amazes in equal measure.
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A rambling, inchoate story. We'd like to have it for our spring issue.
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