Category Archives: Black Bile Press

“Orchestrated Disaster” in Front & Centre #25

Black Bile Press has published my story “Orchestrated Disaster” in its special edition Front & Centre #25

Editorial Feature: Two writers talking – Salvatore Difalco and Alexandra Leggat

Also fiction by:
Zsolt Alapi, David Burdett, Christine Catalano, David Rose, Daniel MacIsaac, Chelsea Novak, Jeremy Hanson-Finger, Stacey Madden and Zachery Alapi.

Reviews of books by:
Anne Perdue, Danila Botha, Chris Walter, Daniel Allen Cox, Mark Anthony Jarman, Dave Newman, Jerrod Edson and Salvatore Difalco.

Order a copy HERE.

“Men and the Drink” and “20 Grit”

Exciting news! My chapbook “Men and the Drink” and the new issue of Front & Centre which includes my short story “20 Grit” are now available from Black Bile Press in Ottawa.

Matthew Firth November 25 at 7:47pm
– Black Bile Press Media Release –

New From Black Bile Press

One-offs Chapbooks Series Three, featuring:

Tony O’Neill
Julie McArthur
Nathaniel G. Moore

Black Bile Press is back with its third series of one-off, single story chapbooks by three of the literary underground’s hardest hitters.

Tony O’Neill is an internationally-renowned writer of salty fiction. His novels include Digging the Vein (Contemporary Press) and Down and Out on Murder Mile (Harper Perennial). Now Black Bile Press has the honour of publishing his chapbook Bill Bailey, a hilarious story about a man, a hirsute woman and an unlucky, yappy dog. This is a unique opportunity to own a limited edition O’Neill publication that will sell out quickly and never be reprinted.

Julie McArthur is a rising literary gem from Toronto. Her chapbook Men and the Drink centres on a woman’s survival strategy for dealing with men in her life. Told in McArthur’s deadpan, succinct style, the story blends humour and panache just so.

Nathaniel G. Moore is a well-known and respected writer of irreverent short fiction and the perfect fit for a Black Bile Press chapbook. His book “Sensational Sherri” is a ribald tale that mingles wrestling, pornography, booze, obsession and nostalgia like only Mr. Moore can.

This threesome of writers and their books represent the best of the best when it comes to fierce and fiery short fiction. Each story is published as a limited edition, single story chapbook, carefully assembled but anything but precious.

Order all three books for only $10.00 (plus $2.00 postage), for a ridiculously good final price of $12.00 for all three books. Or order one chapbook (please specify the title) for $6.00 ($5.00 for the book, plus $1.00 postage).

Also, the new issue of Front & Centre #22 is now available. Read gripping new fiction from Julie McArthur, Victor Sakalauskas, Drew Gates, Lisa Foley, Joel Williams, Zdravka Evtimova, and Gregory K. Betts. Includes reviews of books by Kerry Kelly, Seymour Shubin, Dan Fante, Richard Labonte & Lawrence Schimel, Lisa Foad, and Cynthia Flood. This jam-packed magazine is also $5.00, plus $1.00 postage.

“Matthew Firth’s seminal, wonderful, creme-de-la-creme lit mag is a must for anyone remotely interested in bold new writing. Each issue is full of the cream of new, ballsy, international writing and should be devoured, cherished and held onto as gold-dust for when the painstakingly selected talent on offer make it inevitably massive. One of the very best which I heartily recommend you subscribe to.” Laura Hird

Order by sending a cheque (made payable to M. Firth) to:

Matthew Firth
Black Bile Press
573 Gainsborough Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario
K2A 2Y6

Queries: [email protected]