Chris Kelso and Garrett Cook, those two uppity writing ninjas responsible for Imperial Youth Review, have managed to get their ugly mugs plastered like wanted signs all over the internet. Over at Horror Talk they certainly made an impression. Their intro:
As many magazines disappear or go entirely digital, there are intrepid folks out there who still want to put out top-notch fiction in magazine form. Such is the case of Dog Horn Publishing’s new project, Imperial Youth Review. This literary venture, which hit the streets on Halloween day, will surely to be a success with lovers of horror, science fiction, bizarro, and all sorts of great literature. The great promise the Imperial Youth Review shows is due to the two men spearheading the effort and taking the editing reigns: authors Chris Kelso and Garrett Cook.
Kelso and Cook, besides sounding like a great action movie duo, bring a wealth of combined experience to the table. Kelso is the author of Schadenfreude, which received a positive review here at HorrorTalk back in March, and an assistant editor for Dog Horn Publishing, among other things. Cook is an experienced editor and the author of Jimmy Plush, Teddy Bear Detective (one of the best bizarro books of 2011) and Archelon Ranch, to name a few. His work was also selected to be in The Best Bizarro Fiction of the Decade, a very recent Eraserhead Press title edited by Cameron Pierce that also features authors such as Joe R. Lansdale, Bentley Little, Andersen Prunty and Jeremy Robert Johnson.