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16 Sep, 2009 - 8:56pm

Writers' Workshop Anthology: June Nominations & Finalists Announced

Greetings, everyone!  As of yesterday, six more original short stories have been sent off to Chuck to be read, reviewed and feed-backed.  This is an unprecedented opportunity for up and coming amateur writers.  Not only do we offer a groundbreaking online Writers'...

3 Sep, 2009 - 2:54pm

Did Chuck Palahniuk's 'Guts' Inspire A Scene In The 'New Final Destination' Movie?

I'm not sure what took me so long to post something about this.  People have been discussing it on our message board, and it's popping up all over our Twitter page.  In the new 3D horror movie The Final Destination, there is a scene where one of the characters gets his...

28 Aug, 2009 - 2:23pm

Big Sale On All Our Store Items!

That's such a funny sounding news update for our site.  I felt like Crazy Eddie typing it.  But well, it's true.  We're moving some great items here and this sale will continue while supplies last.

Postcards From The Future:  The Chuck Palahniuk...

25 Aug, 2009 - 2:51pm

Big Update From Chuck On Our Workshop Anthology!!!

As we approach the midway point of nominating stories from our Writers Workshop for possible inclusion to the Anthology, momentum and excitement builds.  But along with this comes more questions from students.   To date, we have plowed through 5 months...

17 Aug, 2009 - 4:02pm

Quentin Tarantino Puts 'Fight Club' In His Top 20 Favorites Films List

Quentino Tarantino, whose new film "Inglorious Basterds" hits theatres on August 21st, has just compiled a six minute video for Sky Films in which he lists his Favorite 20 Films of the past 17 years.  Why 17 years?  Because 1992 is when Tarantino began directing...

10 Aug, 2009 - 4:19pm

'Fight Club' Screening At The Hollywood Outdoor Cinema

I tend not to post about 'Fight Club' movie screenings much anymore.  They happen so frequently, in every state, that it just doesn't seem that important to stay on top of.  But this screening in particular, is pretty cool.  'Fight Club' will be shown at the...

1 Aug, 2009 - 12:47pm

New Book! Sacred and Immoral: On the Writings of Chuck Palahniuk

Our old friend and longtime contributor to The Cult, Jeffrey Sartain, is dropping in with some very exciting news for you all.  There's a new book!  Well no... not by Chuck Palahniuk.  Rather, it's a new book about Chuck Palahniuk.  You see, Jeff is the undisputed king of all...

13 Jul, 2009 - 6:15pm

The Shotgun Writing Intensives Are Now SOLD OUT!

Attention writers!  Lock and load, because it's time to prowl the wasteland of procrastination and start collecting scalps.  Translation:  It's time to get serious about your writing.  Here at The Cult, we do not rest until we're sure that every writer with...

6 Jul, 2009 - 1:36pm

Craig Clevenger Returns With Not One Shotgun, But Two..

The fireworks aren't over just yet! It's my pleasure to announce that Craig Clevenger's  second short story (an excerpt  from his forthcoming novel Saint Heretic) is now live.

Read subcarrier...

24 Jun, 2009 - 12:51pm

Chuck's April Feedback Of Workshop Submissions

Today we present not five, but six stories selected from our Workshop's April nominations and sent to Chuck.  Yes, Chuck's been gracious enough to up the ante and read our top six stories each month.

What does this mean for you?...

22 Jun, 2009 - 11:09am

Operation Havoc: Photo Challenge King Crowned

Looks like the good people behind Operation Havoc have awarded a winner of thei photo contest.  Chuck himself selected his favorite pic.  See below for an update from their newsletter.

A message to all members of Operation Havoc:

All hail most Glorious King of the...

18 Jun, 2009 - 12:08pm

Want A Chance To Win All Of Chuck's Books?

Well, there's a catch.  But fortunately for you, it's a GREAT catch.  Because you'll be getting all of Chuck's books loaded onto a brand new Sony Digital Reader!

All you have to do for a chance to win is click here and enter your...

5 Jun, 2009 - 3:49pm

'Mother Howl', New Short Story By Craig Clevenger!

We have some great news to share with you today!  Badass author and fan favorite, Craig Clevenger, has relented (after much wheedling on my part,) to share two exclusive short stories!  The first one is called mother howl and...

27 May, 2009 - 1:36pm

Fight Club Movie Tribute On

Our friends over at have recently posted the latest episode of their JoBlo Movie Show into an homage to the 10-year anniversary of Fight Club.  According to their founder, Berge Garabedian aka JoBlo, it was made by fans, FOR fans.  Enjoy!


22 May, 2009 - 12:13pm

Chuck's March Feedback Of Workshop Submissions

Today we unveil the next five stories that were selected from our Workshop in March and sent to Chuck.  Wait... sent to Chuck?  You mean best selling author Chuck Palahniuk actually reads original stories by his fans?  Why, yes!  Where the hell have you...

19 May, 2009 - 1:47pm

Pygmy Debuts At #3 On The NY Times Best Seller List!

Wow.  Chuck has hit a homerun with his latest novel "Pygmy".   It just debuted at #3 on The New York Times Best Seller List.  I think this might be an all-time high for a Palahniuk release.   (someone correct me if I'm wrong).

All of you deserve...

18 May, 2009 - 2:44am

Chuck Palahniuk On Canadian Talk Show "The Hour"

As is his custom when visiting Canada for book tour, Chuck Palahniuk will be on the popular late night talk show "The Hour" with George Stroumboulopoulos (takes a breath after spelling that one).  The show was recorded last week and was originally set...

14 May, 2009 - 12:23pm

Chuck Palahniuk Interview In TIME Magazine

This is a big one, folks.  Chuck was interviewed for TIME Magazine while on the road for his U.S. 'Pygmy' Tour.  The picture above (which I think is one of the best I've ever seen of Chuck) was taken by Neilson Bernard for Getty.

Read the...

14 May, 2009 - 11:23am

Pygmy Tour: Check Out Pictures From The Events

Well, the U.S. leg of the 2009 'Pygmy' tour has ended.  Many of you were upset that Chuck was only able to do five cities this time around, not the least of which was Chuck himself.  But as you heard him mention in the recent KPBS interview, he lost his mother recently to cancer...

13 May, 2009 - 3:58pm

'Pygmy' Tour Tshirts Are Here!

New Tshirts are available for the upcoming 'Pygmy' tour!  You may remember that we did this last year and the year before, for 'Snuff' and 'Rant' (respectively).  We initially held off on making these, due to the fact that Chuck is only doing five stops on this tour.  But then...