Ben Tanzer


Books by Ben Tanzer
  • by Ben Tanzer
    Orange Alert Press, 2008.

  • by Ben Tanzer
    Manx Media, 2007.
  • About Me

    I am the author of the novels Lucky Man (Manx Media, 2007) and Most Likely You Go Your Way and I'll Go Mine (Orange Alert Press, 2008) and the short story collection Repetition Patterns (CCLaP, 2008). I also blog at This Blog Will Change Your Life, the center of my vast, albeit faux media empire and oversee This Zine Will Change Your Life which I think you should read, link with and totally submit to. Cool?

    Why do you write?


    Any favorite authors? Books?

    In no particular order - Cruddy, Lynda Barry; The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury; The Basketball Diaries, Jim Carroll; What We Talk About When We Talk About Love, Raymond Carver; Fun Home, Alison Bechdel; Stories, Scott McClanahan; Jimmy Corrigan, Smartest Kid on Earth, Chris Ware; The Stories of D'J Breece Pancake; Meditations From a Movable Chair, Andre Dubus; Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Hunter S. Thompson; The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov; High Fidelity, Nick Hornby; Maus, Art Spiegelman; Radiant Days, Michael Fitzgerald; Carrie, Stephen King; Pride of Baghdad, Brian K. Vaughan/Niko Henrichon; American Skin, Don DeGrazia; Black Flies, Shannon Burke and When The Messenger is Hot, Elizabeth Crane.

    Ben Tanzer's Wall

    Ben Tanzer – Feb 01, 2010

    Fire Sale.

    Josh Spilker – Dec 04, 2009

    thanx for joining the deckfight group. our credibility will surely skyrocket.

    Ben Tanzer – Dec 03, 2009

    This Zine Will Change Your Life - Submission Guidelines


    Fiction, creative nonfiction, comix and poetry.

    Word count.

    1200 - 1500 words is preferred, shorter is great, though up to 2000 words is cool if it rocks.

    What we like.

    We like it funny, and dark, some times inappropriate, always sparse, and not so experimental or speculative, not that we're sure what the latter means.


    None. But that doesn't mean that we don't love you. Because we do.

    Reprints and simultaneous submissions.

    No thank you. And sure, just let us know if the piece is accepted elsewhere.


    Please send all submissions to Microsoft word attachments are cool, as is pasting your piece into the body of the e-mail.

    Please include a brief bio of around 50 words as well, including any and all pertinent links.

    We think that's it for now. So hit it.

    Timothy Gager – Sep 25, 2009

    Hey Ben,

    Nice to see you.

    Teresa Houle – Sep 23, 2009

    This site just gets better and better.

    Mel Bosworth – Sep 22, 2009

    Ha ha! Welcome, Mr. Tanzer.

    David Erlewine – Sep 22, 2009

    Excellent, glad you joined! Looking forward to seeing my piece up on This Zine Will Change Your Life.

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