About Glitch

Launched in 2020, GLITCH PRESS is a literary home of glitch in the matrix tales and true Western and Chinese tales of horror and the paranormal. A project based at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, we are uniquely interested in weird NONFICTION--ancient and modern, Eastern and Western.

This body of literature goes by many names. In China, it's historically known as zhiguai. In Japan, it's called kwaidan. In the West, it's known as forteana or glitch in the matrix tales. One can also find examples of it in the categories of ghost stories, folklore, and in biography and autobiography as well.

Like Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian scholars of old, we are dedicated to collecting these stories and putting them in conversation with one another. We do so in order to unsettle ontological sureties, and to dismantle too-easy divisions between myth and truth, fiction and nonfiction, the physical and the spiritual, and the waking and dreaming worlds. Our aim? "Boxue (博学)," the illumination of the deep principles of self and reality.

Read these pieces and enter the Matrix with us.

Awkward but social

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