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4 Feb, 2011 - 1:18pm

Chuck Palahniuk As A Character From The Game 'EVE Online'

This character creation was done by Ned Coker and posted on our Facebook wall.  But the MMORPG game EVE Online has such a big following, I thought it only fitting to share it here too.

To see some more celebrities (including...

1 Feb, 2011 - 1:49pm

Read "Submerging the 'I'" by Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk, photographed by Robert Yager

For three years, Chuck Palahniuk contributed to our ground breaking online Writers Workshop (which he also helped build, btw) with 36 writing essays.  These were lessons from a best-selling author on how to improve your craft as a writer... the types of lessons they teach in $20...

31 Jan, 2011 - 12:57pm

Fan-Made Short Film: "Product Placement," from HAUNTED

Check out this short film for the short story Product Placement. This story was featured in Chuck Palahniuk's 2006 novel Haunted.

Link here:

The short was directed and shot by Cailin Yatsko and stars...

27 Jan, 2011 - 6:41pm

Behold, The Cover for Chuck's Next Novel, 'DAMNED'

The cover for Chuck Palahniuk's next novel Damned has just surfaced on 

The books release date was pushed back to October 18, 2011.  More here:

25 Jan, 2011 - 4:39pm

200 Proof Storytelling - Saint Valentine's Session Goes Live

Craig Clevenger's 200 Proof Storytelling class

Registration Deadline Today!

Craig Clevenger returns for 200 Proof Storytelling - one of our most popular intensive writing classes to date. This class combines the best of his famed Hotseat and Shotgun sessions into a single four-week Master...

19 Jan, 2011 - 1:26pm

Video: Cast Your Vote To '60 Second Fight Club'

Check out this impressive fan-made video that comprises the entirety of Fight Club into 60 seconds. The video was made by Alison Parker, who has submitted it to a contest that challenges the entrants to take any...

13 Jan, 2011 - 8:33pm

Audio: Listen to Rick Kleffel's Interview With Chuck During the Tell-All Tour

For nearly as many books as Chuck has written, journalist Rick Kleffel has conducted a thorough and enlightening audio interview with him for his site, The Agony Column Podcast.  While a little late this time around, Rick has just edited together his interview with Chuck that...

7 Jan, 2011 - 2:58pm

The Cult's Top Stories & Interviews of 2010

The Top Stories & Interviews of 2010

Come the end of a year (and the start of a new one) it seems almost impossible to avoid 'Top 10' fever.  This is a fever that spreads to movie and gossip sites and can include everything from 'The Top 10 Worst Movies of 2010' to 'The Best YouTube Parodies'.  Don't lie.  We all love these lists...

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."

... more
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:...