Douglas J. Ogurek
. . . garish and two-dimensional.
- anonymous editor
Changing the World . . . One Intestine at a Time
Douglas J. Ogurek is the pseudonymous and highly unprofessional founder of the unsplatterpunk subgenre. Unsplatterpunk uses splatterpunk conventions (i.e., controversial, gory, gross, violent subject matter) to deliver a positive message. Ogurek guest-edited the wildly unpopular UNSPLATTERPUNK! "goretet," published by Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction. These anthologies are unavailable at your library and despised by your mother. Ogurek reviews films and fiction at that same magazine.
Publications have rejected Ogurek’s work more than 1,500 times. However, The Paris Review, considered one of the world’s leading literary journals, thanked him for submitting a manuscript in one (form) letter. Another highly respected journal, The Yale Review, stated, “We want to thank you for your kindness in letting us see your work.” Thus, Ogurek is also a kind author.
UNSPLATTERPUNK! 5 submissions open!
Extreme horror writers: we've opened the door to more gore. Now accepting submissions for UNSPLATTERPUNK! 5, a collection of splatterpunk stories with a positive message. Teach us a lesson, and while you're at it, make us sick.
The UNSPLATTERPUNK! Goretet
The UNSPLATTERPUNK! canon includes four increasingly repulsive anthologies edited by Douglas J. Ogurek. The tales are doused in the gruesome content for which the splatterpunk subgenre is known, but also offer moral instruction—that’s where the “un” comes from. Learn more about the series whose inaugural installment the British Fantasy Society called “memorable and thought-provoking.”
The Prafts and the Hywisps, The Lorelei Signal, October 2021
Two quarreling creatures discover they have something in common when they are visited by a mysterious figure with a colorful cloak.
Thomas Sageslush's Support of the Moronvia Heights Pit Bull Ban, Fleas on the Dog, July 2021
". . . a lovely 'fuck you' to those in power that make change for the wrong reasons." - Joey Cruse, fiction editor
The Sound Down by the Shore, CommuterLit, May 26, 2021
CommuterLit focuses is on works of fiction that can be enjoyed during a 20- to 30-minute public-transit commute to work.
Latest Film Reviews
Ghosts of War
Soldiers sit in a mansion and wait for bad stuff to happen to them.
A Quiet Place Part II
Suspense and a reluctant hero speak volumes in a world where the slightest sound means death.
Running in circles, digging for answers. And somebody’s watching, but who… or what?
Latest Book Reviews
Riot Baby, by Tochi Onyebuchi
Sci-fi and urban magic realism merge in near-future tale that explores the challenges and potentials of young black adults.
Full Throttle, by Joe Hill
Hill conjures another masterwork of genre fiction with a literary bent.
Splatterpunk's Not Dead, edited by Jack Bantry
Splatterpunk may not be dead, but if this is the measure, then it’s only half alive.
The Testaments, by Margaret Atwood
The sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale. Incendiaries, intrigue, and insurrection: finding the female voice in a world “where women might as well be house cats.”
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
A rambling, inchoate story. We'd like to have it for our spring issue.
- The Fear of Monkeys