About Glitch

A collaboration between students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the author and translator Yi Izzy Yu, and Empress Wu Books; and a tie-in with the publication of The Shadow Book of Ji Yun and Zhiguai, GLITCH is a literary home of Chinese "true" tales of the strange (zhiguai) and the paranormal, alongside Western glitch-in-matrix tales.

Like Taoist, Buddhist, and Confucian scholars of old, GLITCH collects  weird and speculative creative nonfictions, as well as classical strange fictions, and puts them in conversation with one another. We do so in order to dismantle too-easy divisions between myth and truth, fiction and nonfiction, scientific and supernatural phenomena, the physical and the spiritual, and the waking and dreaming worlds. 


Awkward but social