THE IMPENDING HEAT DEATH OF THE UNIVERSE & OTHER THINGS THAT STOP ME FROM CARING
(Ghost City Press, 2018)

Forthcoming July 3rd, 2018 as part of the Ghost City Press Micro-Chapbook Summer Series

The Impending Heat Death of the Universe & Other Things that Stop Me from Caring is a collection of 14 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.

Includes poems first published in Squawk Back, Otoliths, The Curly Mind, Epigraph Magazine, and SPAM.

Read ‘No Man an Island is, or Something’ from the collection via Squawk Back.

HUNGER & HALLELUJAHS
(Big Pond Rumours Press, 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.

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Includes stories first published in Revista Literariedad, Foliate Oak, Ghost Parachute, and Alien Buddha.

Read ‘Inpatient’ from Hunger & Hallelujahs 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 and Hallelujahs.
– Charles Rammelkamp, Gravel Magazine

DREAMING IN STARLIGHT
(CTU Publishing Group, 2017)

Dreaming in Starlight is a prose collection of fictional letters from a 26-year-old Southern American named Jeremiah John Watts, who, fleeing a chaotic world he couldn’t understand, sought solace in the solitude of deep, mountainous woods. Four months later, Jeremiah is dead, killed by the biggest forest fire the region has seen in fifty years. All that remains is a box of letters written to the ghosts of his past, letters that, gradually, build a portrait of a life filled with mistakes, heartbreak, sickness, and regret, as well as love, faith, hope, and perseverance.

But was the fire an act of God, a desperate suicide, or something else entirely?

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“magic, pure magic”
– Joanne Spencer, Reviewer, The Review Review

“special and poignant . . . spellbinding descriptions . . . so much beauty in its brevity . . . a book that I found myself wishing would never end . . . Elliott’s prose is carefully constructed, yet exceedingly natural; unique, yet all-encompassing; and small, yet so large in scope.”
– Tamara Drazic, Founder/Editor-in-Chief, Spinebind Magazine

“emotionally blistering . . . Elliott tackles subjects like addiction, mental illness, lost love, and isolation with a scarcity that somehow makes these heavy ideas feel much more alive than if he had spent several thousand pages discussing them . . . Reading him is akin to taking a hard punch to the gut from a poet: surprising yet expected.”
– Jay C. Mims, Author of Skin Eater

Philip Elliott is an award-winning author and founder and editor-in-chief of award-winning international literary magazine Into the Void, which won Best Magazine in the 2018 and 2017 Saboteur Awards, and was included in ‘Nine New Lit Mags You Need to Read’ as one of “nine new journals that appeared on the scene within the past couple of years and have already made their mark on the literary landscape” in Poets & Writers. Into the Void has since received excellent reviews in venues such as The Review Review and NewPages, and many of its contributors are winners and finalists of awards for their pieces published in Into the Void. Into the Void is also a publisher of fiction and poetry chapbooks through Into the Void Press.

Photo by Emma Louise Jones

Philip is a winner of the Big Pond Rumours Press Chapbook Prize 2018 for the short story collection Hunger and Hallelujahs, due for publication in May 2018. Ghost City Press are publishing his poetry chapbook The Impending Heat Death of the Universe & Other Things that Stop Me from Caring in July 2018 as part of its Micro-Chapbook Summer Series. In 2017 Philip’s experimental epistolary novella Dreaming in Starlight was published by CTU Publishing Group. His writing can be found in dozens of journals in ten countries, some of which has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net.

Philip provides affordable, top quality editing services under the banner of Paragon Editing Services. He has a degree in Ancient Classics from Maynooth University, and lives in Toronto with his wife and their spoiled pug.

FICTION

Cocaine & Karaoke, Tales from the Alien Buddha 2 Anthology, Alien Buddha Press, May 2018

Inpatient, Ghost Parachute, November 2017

Child of God, Revista Literariedad, April 2017

The Old Man and the Lighthouse, Sick Lit Magazine, March 2017 / Short Story Anthology Tales Irish, December 2017

Snow AngelsFlash Fiction Magazine, March 2017

Neon Trees, Foliate Oak Literary Magazine, February 2017

Ouroboros, The Sleep Aquarium, #1

Reflections, The Paragon Journal, #3

NONFICTION

POETRY

— It Still Hurts But I’m Getting Better, Ink in Thirds, #1.10

Human, Ibis Head Review, #2.1

what is alive though, Epigraph Magazine, #14

glasshalffull, SPAM, #3

horsex4, SPAM, #3

No Man an Island is, or Something, The Squawk Back, #164

im alive!!!, Otoliths, #44

XXX, Otoliths, #44

Deoxyribonucleic Acid, Otoliths, #44

Moths, Scarlet Leaf Review, February 2017

Shiver, Scarlet Leaf Review, February 2017

Darkness, Scarlet Leaf Review, February 2017

Ode to a Weary Soul, Scarlet Leaf Review, February 2017

Vulgar Machines, The Song is . . ., February 2017 (Winner of the Non-Driving Poems Contest; nominated for The Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net)

That Sax Solo Put a Spell on Me, The Song is . . ., February, 2017

heartsong, Love & Ensuing Madness Collection, Rat’s Ass Review, January 2017

— Rejoice, Lehigh Valley Vanguard, December 2016

The Gyre Widens On, Not My President Anthology, Madness Muse Press, December 2016

Star Gazing, A Nosh of Life, December 2016

An Other, Aubade Magazine, #2

Shadow Running, Duane’s PoeTree, December 2016

Rome, Strands, November 2016

Crave, Strands, November 2016

Superiority Complex, The Curly Mind #5

i want the Moon, The Curly Mind #5

Kavanagh Knew, The Curly Mind #5

what does it feel like, Duane’s PoeTree, November 2016

Locker Room Talk, Apricity Magazine, #1

I Love You I am Listening, Apricity Magazine, #1

Welcome to, Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine, #19

A Life in Three Letters, GFT Press, November 2016

Halcyon Days, Subprimal Poetry Art, #7

— Year Zero, Yellow Chair Review, #8

— The Ice-Cream Man, Yellow Chair Review, Horror Issue 2016

The Serpent and the Wolf, The Basil O’Flaherty, July 2016

April 6th, 2016, Ink in Thirds, #1.3

Dance, Forever, Spinebind, #2

Thanks, FIVE:2:ONE, May 2016

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