TOD 097 Publisher Spotlight: Rose O’Keefe of Eraserhead Press

In this podcast Anya Martin interviews Rose O’Keefe, publisher at Eraserhead Press, a leading publishing house for bizarro side of Weird fiction and cutting-edge horror. This episode was recorded on Tuesday April 6, 2021

Show Notes

In our first full-episode publisher spotlight , Anya Martin interviews Rose O’Keefe, publisher at Eraserhead Press, the world’s leading publisher house of bizarro fiction with an international following for 400+ titles in its main line and four imprints Deadite Press, Fungasm Press, Lazy Fascist Press, and New Bizarro Author Series. The free-ranging no-holds-barred conversation includes the origins of Eraserhead Press as a writers’ collective in the punk/DIY/zine world of 1999, leveraging the print-on-demand revolution to success, the fun of being a writer’s ‘first fan’, the evolution of Bizarro and how its embrace of Weirdness differs from and intersects with Weird fiction, the rise of genre fluidity, her personal journey facing leadership challenges to expand diversity and inclusion, lessons learned and proactive ways to address and prevent sexual harassment/abuse at cons,  Eraserhead publishing news and spotlight on new releases (1:09:53),  updates on 2021 submissions status and the future of BizarroCon, Rose’s non-press-related reading recommendations , and her personal passion for Argentine Tango. This episode was recorded on Tuesday April 6, 2021. Be sure to scroll down to Additional Links to find out more,

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Show Credits

Hosts/Producers: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele

Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White

Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew

Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis

Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin

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