These are all guidelines. Don’t worry if you don’t follow them all religiously. If something is good enough and we like it, we will let you know, even if it’s written on toilet paper under suspicious circumstances. Fiction We’re interested in every genre and style, however Schlock is particularly partial to work that eschews traditional
Perfectly mirroring infinity on Earth, the sea is a perfect choice for Schlock Magazine’s latest theme – endless possibility tinged with colour, mystery and danger. Our brave contributors have peered into the abyss and they’ve each come back with a very different story to tell. We’re excited to present a wide variety of genres and
Welcome to Schlock. We are happy to be back with our second Quarterly Edition. This special Issue is dedicated to MALTA – island home of Schlock’s key contributors in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea. This Edition includes our very first selection of submissions in the Maltese language. The issue’s theme may be local but
Welcome to a place where men are men, women are women (unless they’re uber-evil sorceresses or warrior princesses, that is) – for this spellbinding issue of Schlock! Join us in an exotic world of adventure teeming with barbarians, dinosaurs, monsters and bloody battles – as we embrace one of the pulpiest pleasures of all…. SWORDS.
It is with great pleasure and equally sizable pride that Schlock welcomes you to this, our very first quarterly edition. This is a very exciting development for us, because it signals many firsts: we are featuring submissions by ‘external’ writers (and we got lucky with some brilliant writers the first time around), and we are
These are all guidelines. Don’t worry if you don’t follow them all religiously. If something is good enough and we like it, we will let you know, even if it’s written on toilet paper under suspicious circumstances. FICTION We accept all fiction, regardless of subject matter. If we think it is good, we will publish
by Patrick Winters Cassie Turpin turned her head all about, fingers in her mouth and spreading her lips open, trying to find the right angle under her bathroom light. After several sighs of frustration and dubious rotations of her head, she finally spotted what she was looking for in the mirror. Leaning closer towards her
Cover art by Erika Zammit Dear readers, The long-awaited return of the new, reinvigorated Schlocktopus is finally upon us — and what better way to welcome it than with a fresh Spring edition, incorporating notions of love and death — while living up to the universal maxim, “needs more dragons and shit though”. Put together
Welcome, dear, readers, to popular culture without a definite end. Damn, it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, right? Over a year and a half, if I remember correctly! Since that time I decided to go on a vision quest, traveling the world in search for fights, for love, and for meaning.
Text by Anna Katarrh, Institute of Utopian Studies Illustrations by Thom Cuschieri Utopia, Nowhere Utopia is a place that is also a no-place (ou-topos: no-place, nowhere). Utopian thought is concerned with material structures, with concrete notions of a better socio-political world, situated in the here and now, ‘placed’ in our world. At the same time,