"To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio,
listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and
completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine
a man can give himself." - Henry James
To which idyllic image, in my own ideal world, I would only add a short, idle book.
If, like me, you have a regular secondhand bookstore which you spend a lot of time in, trawling for
serendipitous light reading, you will know the feeling of idling home, hopping on the sofa and opening
up your new acquisition. You will know the thrill of finding something new, fresh and exciting in something
ostensibly old and well worn. Or perhaps not.
Over time too, you may experience the frustration
of seeing the same old unappealing titles, wishing the store owner would get something new in, the lazy devil.
Trashface does not aim to replace the old secondhand bookstore. By no means. It aims to complement it with a couple
of preselected gems every month. Exactly the kind of books you hope to accidentally run across
John Rampage, Proprietor
Alternative Modern Classics
In addition to new works commissioned, Trashface will also be publishing an Alternative Modern Classics edition which will draw a new timeline in 20th century fiction, lauding the greatest Trash writers of the era.
To submit a work email a synopsis and at least 20 pages to email@example.com. A few points to keep in mind: 1. We do not engage in vanity publishing of any kind. We are harsh and unforgiving judges of your work. Pretensions to quality will be ruthlessly identified and expunged. 2. You don't have to provide us with your real name. 3. We will edit your work if we take it and you will get paid an advance.
We do give significantly greater priority to works coming to us from Literary agents but we will get around to looking at all material submitted directly.
Trashface are interested in acquiring the publication rights for vintage trash. If you are an older, perhaps undistinguished, published author with a work in our field, which you would like to see revived, please get in touch. Equally if you are a somewhat distinguished author with an old skeleton of a manuscript that no one will reprint we may also be interested.