Brooks Sterritt

Writing by Brooks Sterritt appears or will appear in The Believer, Subtropics, Salt Hill, Denver Quarterly, The Southeast Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Chicago.

HTMLGIANT: New Orleans


It’s been more than an honor to be a part of HTMLGIANT for the past 3+ years, and I know I’m not alone when I say the site has been a huge part of my education for the past 6+. Believe it or not, I read the whole thing. Much love and respect to the amazing writers and individuals commenting, contributing, editing, and spamming. I hope to see you around very soon.

I also took some photos in New Orleans. Instead of throwing them on facebook, I thought I’d post them here. <3





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Massive People / 7 Comments
October 24th, 2014 / 1:37 am

What’s the worst piece of writing advice you’ve received? For me, it’s a tie between “write what you know” and “never get high on your own supply.”




25 Points and anonymous reviews (300-500 words) should be sent to brooks [at] htmlgiant [dot] com.


Formal reviews (800-1500 words) should be sent to janice [at] htmlgiant [dot] com.

Technology / 2 Comments
February 12th, 2014 / 9:18 am

WTF Is Happening In My Shower?

Inspired by Adam Robinson’s exegesis of his own shower (pleasure dome) and Melissa Broder’s shower (chant silo) peek-a-boo, here’s my shower: READ MORE >

Random / 6 Comments
February 7th, 2014 / 1:11 am



Behind the Scenes / 4 Comments
December 18th, 2013 / 7:24 pm


“The hardest thing of all, don’t you think, is not being able to say the word that’s coming.”

“What word?”

“Well, ‘butter,’ for example. Suppose I’m talking to you. I talk, talk, talk. Sentences, nothing but sentences. At a certain moment, I’m about to say ‘butter.’ I suddenly feel it. I was going to say it. I quickly say something else, fortunately. Because when you feel you’re going to say something, a word, ‘butter’ for example, even if you realize it just before saying it, your head was full of it beforehand willy-nilly. Your head was full of butter. You had to talk, talk, talk so that suddenly you could say ‘butter.’ But if you say it, hey presto, your head’s empty again, and you don’t know what to say next. It’s terrible when, what’s more, you realise that the person you’re talking to already knows that you’re going to say ‘butter’ or she is also thinking about it. Because then her head is also emmptied the moment you say ‘butter’ and you both stand there not knowing what to say next.”

[from Mahu, or, The Material by Robert Pinget]

Katie-Miron-butter-sculpture READ MORE >

Random / Comments Off on butterface
September 21st, 2013 / 5:51 pm

Grunion Run by Juliet Escoria

Grunion Run by Juliet Escoria

Video for “Grunion Run,” a story from Juliet Escoria’s collection BLACK CLOUD, due out in 2014 from Civil Coping Mechanisms.

Story originally published in full here.

Film / 4 Comments
September 8th, 2013 / 9:56 pm

J.D. Salinger drank his own urine–what do you think about that?