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3 Jan, 2011 - 1:10pm

Join Our Official Book Club! - January Discussion "Invisible" by Paul Auster

Join Our Official Book Club! - January Discussion "Invisible" by Paul Auster

You know the drill, folks.  Every month a new book is selected and a new moderator steps up to lead the discussion.  This month, we will be reading and discussing Invisible by Paul AusterThis month's discussion is being led by Timberly AKA littlemisscrapey. ...

31 Dec, 2010 - 1:25pm

'Damned' Gets A Release Date On!

Chuck Palahniuk, photographed by Chris Chapman

Chuck's next novel, Damned, will be released by Random House on September 6, 2011!  The release date just popped up on Amazon last week.  There is no pre-order or cover art yet, but you can keep an eye on things at this link.  For those of you who don't know anything...

20 Dec, 2010 - 11:45am

Toy Story Vs. Fight Club

This one is new for me.  Yet another trailer mash-up of movies.  This one between Toy Story and Fight Club.  Pretty good.

Props to Kasey Carpenter for letting us know about it.

17 Dec, 2010 - 12:56pm

Generate Two Ready-for-Publication Short Stories in Six Weeks - SOLD OUT!

'Art of the Story': A Six Week Workshop Intensive hosted by Mark Vanderpool
All-New Class Launch at

A recent survey of previous cult master class students revealed key areas of craft our students would like to tackle in an upcoming intensive class. In particular, conflict and dramatic arc drew a lot of votes. Next to that, survey respondents chose...

16 Dec, 2010 - 11:22am

'Rant' TShirts Are Now Shipping!

'Rant' Tshirts, designed by Kevin Tong

Late last year we decided it was high time to begin thinking about our next Tshirt.  So rather than just arbitrarily picking a book of Chuck's that hadn't been featured yet, we decided to turn the mic over to you, the fans.  And so we set up a poll via Twitter and allowed people to vote on which...

7 Dec, 2010 - 12:41pm

Kevin Tong's 'Rant' Posters Now Available!

For all you patient kiddies, today is the day you can order your own 'Rant' poster, designed by Kevin Tong.  This is the image used on the shirt Kevin also designed us, and really, it's a work of art.  This is getting framed and going on my wall.   Check out the above video of...

5 Dec, 2010 - 4:42pm

St. Helen's Books Promotion - Chuck Palahniuk Foreign Language Books!

Our favorite affiliates and friends, St. Helens Book Shop are having a very awesome and unique promotion.  They have recently acquired a number of foreign language books, signed by Chuck, and they are now offering them up for sale!  They are new/unread...

18 Nov, 2010 - 1:06pm

New Chuck Palahniuk Short Story "Knock-Knock In The December Issue Of Playboy

Chuck Palahniuk's hilarious short story Knock-Knock, is featured in the December issue of Playboy.  So... yep, fellas. you now have an excuse for your woman to go buy Playboy.  If you didn't get a chance to see Chuck on his Tell-All...

15 Nov, 2010 - 12:51pm

Check Out These 'Invisible Monsters' Sneakers

These were just emailed to us by a fan on Photobucket named Buh-Ran-Dee. If you're a member there, you can check out his/her profile here.

Note from designer: "plain white slip ons that i colored."

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8 Nov, 2010 - 12:08pm

Talking Scars: Creating the Literature of Fear and Pain

New Exclusive Cult Master Class

Note: Class is now officially underway. Congrats to all our students!

He takes us to the places we fear and shows us real-life monsters, sometimes through a child’s eyes.  You don’t have to...

5 Nov, 2010 - 2:51pm

Join Our Official Book Club! - November Discussion "Candy: A Novel of Love & Addiction"

You know the drill, folks.  Every month a new book is selected and a new moderator steps up to lead the discussion.  This month, we will be reading and discussing Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction by Luke Davies.


20 Oct, 2010 - 1:59pm

Chuck Palahniuk Appearing At ZombCon in Seattle, Oct 29-30!

Chuck will be sitting in on a number of panels at the upcoming ZomBcon in Seattle.  You can see the full schedule of events here:

A link to a Fight Club screening here:...

18 Oct, 2010 - 1:22pm

'Snuff' Gets A Movie Option!

In the last three years we've seen first Haunted then Rant and then Invisible Monsters all have their movie rights optioned.  To date there doesn't seem to be any substantial progress...

15 Oct, 2010 - 1:25pm

Romanian Book Covers

Ever wonder what Chuck's books look like in Romania? Wonder no more!


Props to Claudiu Carbunaru for sending these along.

Remember, if you don't see a specific book cover represented in our Foreign Books Gallery,...

12 Oct, 2010 - 12:33pm

Free Writer's Workshop Essay - 'Developing a Theme'

As part of a new push to create more awareness of all the wonderful things we have going on in our Writer's Workshop, each month we are going to 'unlock' one of Chuck's exclusive craft essays. 

As you may or may not know, back in 2004, Chuck Palahniuk and...

11 Oct, 2010 - 8:59am

Chuck's Feedback on the November Workshop Anthology Finalists!

We've got a strong month for stories and an incredible month for Chuck's in-depth feedback we'd like to share with you. Read on.

The finalists include:

Dietary by Brandon Tietz

A Vodka Kind of Girl by Matt Egan

Western Eyes by Brien Piech...

8 Oct, 2010 - 2:32pm

Join Our Official Book Club! - October Discussion "Super Sad True Love Story"

You know the drill, folks.  Every month a new book is selected and a new moderator steps up to lead the discussion.  This month, our reading is already underway on Gary Shteyngar's bestseller Super Sad True Love Story.

Here's the write-up from Amazon...

4 Oct, 2010 - 12:47pm

'Fight Club' Easter Egg In David Fincher's 'The Social Network'

Yesterday I had a chance to go see David Fincher's new film The Social Network.  And yes, I loved it.  Not at first.  But about a few hours later, I found I couldn't shake the film.  I kept replaying the scenes over and over in my head.  And...

27 Sep, 2010 - 12:18am

Clevenger Returns for 200 Proof Storytelling!

Introducing The Cult return of Craig Clevenger for an exclusive four-week intensive writing experience:

200 Proof Storytelling!!*October 7th - November 4th


A Cult Special that combines the vital elements of Craig Clevenger's...

21 Sep, 2010 - 2:34pm

'Fight Club' Grindhouse Poster!

Check out this awesome grindhouse-style poster for Fight Club.  This was designed by Liam Carl.  You can check out more of Liam's work at his official site: