Competition Time

We are feeling generous and are giving away a free copy of Beatdom Issue Nine (the drugs issue). The competition is on Facebook, but if you don’t have Facebook you can leave your entry at the bottom of this page. Of course, you can also leave your vote. Just leave a message of approval for any of the entries. To enter, just tell us: What would William S. Burroughs say about Facebook? Competition closes 12:00 EST Wednesday 26th...

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Death Within a Chrysalis

by Nick Meador At the turn of the 1960s, Jack Kerouac found himself in a profound state of limbo, the climax of an existential crisis that predated his life as a published author. He had been looking for an “answer” to his problems since his early twenties,[1] yet for a variety of reasons his dilemma remained unresolved. Then a 35-year-old Jack became famous in an instant when On the Road was published in the fall of 1957, and this...

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The Dog Farm Is On Sale
Oct17

The Dog Farm Is On Sale

We are proud to present the first novel by David S. Wills, founder and editor of Beatdom literary journal. Synopsis For thousands of young Westerners, South Korea is an escape from reality. It is a place where money is easy and booze is cheap. By day they toil in crooked cram-schools, teaching the peninsula’s violent, video game-obsessed youth. At night they cut loose and embrace Korea’s famous drinking culture. Among these...

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From Ganja to God

by Geetanjali Joshi Mishra Beatdom Issue 10 They are unmistakable: roughly kept beards, unmanageable, unruly and unkempt hair, chillums dangling from the oral cavity, drinking ‘bhang’ and smoking marijuana; add mysticism, reverence and fear and you will have before you the nativity of the Holy Men of India, the ‘Sadhus’. A Sadhu is a mystic, an ascetic, the one who knows all and is liberated from the materialistic world of humans. He...

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