Philip Elliott is an award-winning author, freelance editor, and founder and editor-in-chief of award-winning literary magazine and small press publisher Into the Void. His writing has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net. He was a National Juror of the 2019 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards in the Short Story category. His short story collection HUNGER & HALLELUJAHS was a winner of the 2018 Big Pond Rumours Press Chapbook Prize. That same year Ghost City Press published his experimental poetry chapbook THE IMPENDING HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE & OTHER THINGS THAT STOP ME FROM CARING. In 2017 CTU Publishing Group published his experimental epistolary novella DREAMING IN STARLIGHT. Neo-noir crime thriller novel NOBODY MOVE is forthcoming with Into the Void in September 2019. Philip lives in Toronto with his wife and their spoiled pug.
Coming September 2019
Eddie Vegas made a terrible mistake. Now he has to pay the price. After a botched debt collection turned double murder, Eddie splits, desperate to avoid his employer, notorious L.A. crime boss Saul Benedict, and his men (and Eddie’s ex-partners), Floyd and Sawyer, as well as the police. Soon he becomes entangled with the clever and beautiful Dakota, a Native American woman fresh in the City of Angels to find her missing friend—someone Eddie might know something about. Meanwhile in Texas, ex-assassin Rufus, seeking vengeance for his murdered brother, takes up his beloved daggers one final time and begins the long drive to L.A. When the bodies begin to mount, Detective Alison Lockley’s hunt for the killers becomes increasingly urgent. As paths cross, confusion ensues, and no one’s entirely sure who’s after who. But one thing is clear: They’re not all getting out of this alive.
As much a love letter to neo-noir cinema and L.A. as it is a satire, the first book in the ANGEL CITY novels is a lightning-speed crime thriller equal parts Elmore Leonard and Quentin Tarantino.
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THE IMPENDING HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE & OTHER THINGS THAT STOP ME FROM CARING (Ghost City Press, 2018)
THE IMPENDING HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE & OTHER THINGS THAT STOP ME FROM CARING is a collection of fourteen experimental, strange and sometimes silly poems that shout accusations at the universe knowing better than to expect a reply.
Obsessing over the infinite circular nature of the universe vs the finite ability of it to support life as we know it, these poems will make your head spin and your spirit sink as the answers you know you’ll never get to the questions you didn’t know you had are that bit more out of reach than when you started reading—but you’ve edged that bit closer to your death.
HUNGER & HALLELUJAHS (Big Pond Rumours, 2018)
A winner of the Big Pond Rumours Press Chapbook Prize 2018
This collection of short fiction tells a fractured tale of regret, sorrow, wonder, and hope as a young woman wanders the United States searching for drugs and truth and that which is always just out of reach.
HUNGER & HALLELUJAHS deals with the nature of our mistakes and how we attempt to leave them behind as we continue to make them, alongside themes of loneliness and the desperate search for connection, faith and religion, hope and hopelessness, and the immense power of the past.
Read "Inpatient" from the collection via GHOST PARACHUTE
The language and imagery . . . are vivid and original and hold the reader’s attention . . . Readers who appreciate Burroughs, Kerouac and the world of the Beats will certainly enjoy HUNGER & HALLELUJAHS.
—Charles Rammelkamp, GRAVEL MAGAZINE
A king hell rhythm and a poignancy that brought tears to my eyes.
—Jim Trainer, author of LOVE & WAGES.