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DEAD SKUNK: THE EDITORS

EVERYTHING YOU NEVER WANTED TO KNOW AND MORE.

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Dead Skunk is edited by Suzanne Samples and E. Samples.

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DEAD SKUNK:

A Lit Mag That Doesn't Stink

An Introduction

Sometimes it feels like existence is a revolving series of appointments. Work schedules, class schedules, meal plans, dropping Frank & Dilbert off at doggie daycare, picking Frank & Dilbert up from doggie daycare, and on it goes. One to-do list completed and another instantly appears in its place. You may be wondering, what does this somewhat depressing string of observations have to do with introducing Dead Skunk? Absolutely nothing. And that’s the point.

 

Dead Skunk refuses to be a carefully worded line on your to-do list. It refuses to be another task on your calendar. Sure, you’ve decorated your HUSTLE Planner with awesome Lisa Frank stickers and we love that about you, but we just don’t belong there. We’re uncivilized and spontaneous. We’re ducking into the bathroom to scrawl the perfect prose poem on toilet paper during Corporate America’s mandatory “Most Important Meeting of the Year” then sneaking back into the meeting with that same toilet paper stuck to our shoe. We’re using the wrong fork and we’re not even eating dinner, we’re using it to scrape blue hair dye off the edge of the sink and thinking the semi-dried glob kinda looks like RBG and we should probably write a flash piece about it. We’ve only just met and we’re reorganizing your roommate’s book collection by mood.

We’re the unexpected roadside attraction that you’ll later regret driving right on by, so, don’t. Pull over and check out our animatronic elephant and skeleton key exhibit. Have a pineapple whip, on the house.

 

 

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

Don't let our eccentric name fool you, Dead Skunk is a beatific literary anomaly glowing in the distance. We're a

phenomenon determined to disrupt the alphabetically organized stacks and we want you to join us. We hope you'll ditch the guided trail tour to sneak around the forest with us until the rest of the group is convinced they’re being stalked by The Mothman. Why? Because the universe is a spectacular drama unfolding in real time and Dead Skunk feels zero obligation to remain on standby.

 

Exit the waiting room with us. We want to paint your brilliant creations on the biggest billboard we can find.

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