LAY IT ON THICK: is a flash fiction, erotica publication project edited by Natascha Nanji and Palin Ansusinha. The first edition, A Summer 2019 Compilation, is a collection of texts, drawings and images that capture the raw heat of sweltering summer moments, those feverish sensations washing over perspiring bodies, vaporising as they emerge.
It's a publication that friends or lovers can slip in/out of each other’s bags, or “accidentally” leave in a corner of your local coffee shop, bookshop, library or art space.
We have invited a total of 24 contributors based all around the world. They are writers, artists, curators, musicians, philosophers, cultural workers/art labourers gathered together through our personal networks of kinship and affliations.
We will collaborate with a different designer for each edition. The designer for our very first edition compiled at the end of Summer 2019 is Bangkok based artist and designer Jeanne Penjan Lassus.
Copies were posted to our contributors to distribute to their favourite people and places. As well as selling physical copies online via our LAY IT ON THICK instagram, as cities begin to open up post COVID-19, we will distribute and sell copies internationally via art spaces, zine and bookstores (physical and online), and art book fairs. Presently we are stocked at Bangkok CityCity Gallery (Bangkok), Tender Books (London), STACK (London/online), MagCulture (LDN) and Kulture Shop (Mumbai).
For questions about distribution, stockists or to buy a copy or submissions, please email email@example.com