Guerrilla Fiction Manifesto

  1. Guerrilla fiction is defined by independent, artist-driven production and distribution of literary works.
  2. Guerrilla fiction is based on the belief that the traditional model of book publishing only benefits one person - some guy in New York making money off other people's creativity - at the expense of both artist and audience.
  3. Guerrilla fiction is possible because the tools for creating and sharing art are widely available to anyone with access to a computer and an internet connection.
  4. Guerrilla fiction favors the electronic distribution of literature as an environmentally-responsible alternative to traditional publishers' slavish devotion to paper.
  5. Guerrilla fiction favors cheap, zine-style photocopies over more wasteful formats favored by traditional publishers. Guerrilla fiction believes that neither the artist nor the audience is served well when works are released only as expensive hardcovers.
  6. Guerrilla fiction favors the promotion of art through direct connection between the artist and audience - using web sites, social networks, community involvement, word of mouth, and face-to-face human interaction.
  7. Guerrilla fiction makes the distribution of art an extension of the interpersonal relationship between the artist and the audience, rather than the commercial relationship between the publisher and the consumer.
  8. Guerrilla fiction believes that getting art to the audience is more important than getting money to the artist.
  9. Guerrilla fiction keeps all rights in the hands of the artist.
  10. Guerrilla fiction does not need to be sanctioned or validated.