GeneralOwner/Editor-in-Chief of 3:AM Magazine (since 2000)
Inventor of the literary blog with Buzzwords (2000-08)
Me on me flickr
Member & manager of The Ungodly Hours
Founder of the Slow Writing Movement and the Illettrist International
Owner and webmaster of Surplus Matter
Member of The Cloud Appreciation Society
About me:“Just read your story ["Half-Hearted Confessions of a Gelignite Dolly-Bird"] and I think it’s gorgeous. I love the spontaneity and abandon, the musical details and fragmented affairs. Wonderful! I wish I had been there.”
- Christiana Spens, author, 2009
"Really finely honed and flying. ...It's fantastic this sense — the Warhol essays, the piece on writers who do not write — that you're building a counter-tradition, if I can use the dreaded trad-word, from these neglected materials"
- Gerry Feehily, author, 2008
"Lovely story ["Half-Hearted Confessions of a Gelignite Dolly Bird"], (and prose poem). A kind of Midsummer Night's Dream in the 100 Club, or a bordello designed by Baudelaire. Or the 100 Club designed by Baudelaire"
- Gerry Feehily, author, 2008
"Marvelous piece of writing ['Angel at a 25 Degree Angle']"
- Mikael Covey, Editor of Lit Up Magazine, 2008
"For those finding McSweeney’s too fey or self-consciously wacky, there’s the edgy, eclectic writing of the Offbeat Generation. The loose collective term originates from Andrew Gallix, editor of 3:AM Magazine, a highly regarded cult website that has been lauded by the likes of Dazed and Confused and The Guardian. Along with the likes of Scarecrow, Social Disease, The Beat and Susan Tomaselli’s Dogmatika, 3:AM have championed the new wave of writing and given a platform to young writers for whom Booker Prize lists are an irrelevance and who’ve been neglected by more established publishing outlets"
- Darran Anderson, Verbal Magazine, April 2008
"I just read your piece ["Join the Slow Writing Movement!"] and I think it's excellent"
- Chris Cleave, author, March 2008
"What began on the blogosphere through websites like 3:AM Magazine, created by editor Andrew Gallix, as a small effort to raise greater awareness of new writing in 2000, has transformed into a growing cultural phenomenon. In a recent article on Offbeat writers (a group who have formed a key part of this new wave) in Dazed and Confused, Andrew Gallix suggested that the movement was going overground and that the prospective release of a new anthology of Offbeat poetry that he is editing was akin to the Sex Pistols 1976 gig at the 100 Club"
- "Brit Lit of the Post-Punk Generation," Slates 6 December 2007"...
3:AM Magazine's Andrew Gallix has just finished putting together an anthology of key Offbeat writers' short stories. 'The movement is about to go overground,' he explains. 'The literary equivalent of the 1976 punk festival at the 100 Club.'"
- Sarah Fakray, Dazed & Confused, November 2007
"The 'Offbeat Generation' tag was invented by Andrew Gallix, Editor-in-Chief at 3:AM Magazine and author of many surreal, tightly composed short stories."
- Lee Rourke, author, 2007
"This is my favorite kind of writing, all the more pleasurable for its rarity (almost nobody has the chops to do it): exploding with allusions to the big, the timeless, the Biblical, the Shakespearean, the Miltonic, the Joycean, claiming its own niche among those gorgeous monster hardons through sheer dint of artistic and intellectual doughtiness, and at the same time dancing light as a mote of hashish ash. Nietzsche distinguished between artists who wring their works from a deficit of vitality, and those who blast forth from sheer surplus will. Andrew Gallix is clearly to be counted among the latter."
- Tom Bradley, author, 2007
"It does seem to me that suddenly all sorts of interesting writers are sprouting up. Which I think is largely due to the work of people like Andrew Gallix at 3:AM who have been championing underground writing for centuries now"
- HP Tinker, author, 2007
- Val Stevenson, Editor, nthposition, 2007
[Apropos of a non-fiction article] "I was enormously impressed"
- Dennis Cooper, author, 2007
"Andrew Gallix writes as if he invented Warhol on Monday, punk rock on Tuesday and then took the rest of the week off after declaring the project a sodding mess. In this day and age when laundry detergent is bold and automobiles are innovative, Gallix’s prose is like a fresh breath of mercurochrome: sharp and acrid with truths that are hideous to behold even though it’s good for us. Never mind Gallix? Bollocks!"
- Jim Ruland, author, 2007
"The Offbeat Generation is not, as its spokesman Andrew Gallix (the editor-in-chief of the long-running online literary magazine 3:AM) points out, strictly speaking 'a generation' (since its writers range in age from 18-40), rather it is a bunch of people 'united' because they 'feel alienated by a publishing world dominated by marketing'"
- Sam Jordison, writer and journalist, The Guardian, 2007
"LOVE IT!" (apropos of "Half-Hearted Confessions of a Gelignite Dolly-Bird")
- Georgia de Chamberet, founder of London-based writers' agency BookBlast Ltd, 2007
"I must have read 'Half-Hearted Confessions' at least a dozen times now, and will continue to re-read it. It's a gem... there are so many wonderful turns of phrases there. I've read bits and pieces of your writing (including 'Enough Ribena' in The Edgier Waters) and have arrived at the conclusion that you're one talented fucker, or, to put it more politely, 'Andrew Gallix is a writer,' as Beckett would no doubt have said. I'd love to run this on Dogmatika, it'll shine"
- Susan Tomaselli, Editor, Dogmatika, 2007
"A nauseatingly dizzy journey -- in a single night -- through all the post-war cultures of negation that, together, formed a vital historical crux: a time when the outside was in, when 'tomorrow was today'. Capsulized sublimity"
- Travis Jeppesen, author and journalist, 2006 (a propos of "Half-Hearted Confessions...")
"I have been rendered speechless by this simile: 'having been awakened by a muffled squishy sound as of manifold foreskins peeled back in unison'. Once I dragged myself from this image, I enjoyed the deranged counter-cultural office party dream affair"
- Matthew De Abaitua, author and Literary Editor of The Idler, 2006
"Talking of good things I just read the story you sent me. Wow, you are really pushing the envelope. I like it, I know that. This bit really got me: 'Today was tomorrow when Fanny's angelic features were bathed in gold, her halo melting like fondue cheese, and sparkling fruit carved in dewdrops dangled lasciviously from chandeliers like overripe testes'. I mean it's just brilliant writing. And yes, you made me wish I was at that party"
- Tony O'Neill, author, 2006
"Wow, 'Half-Hearted Confessions of a Gelignite Dolly-Bird' is a gorgeously-written story. And I like the main character, and the parade of characters throughout. Really cool stuff"
- Utahna Faith, author and editor, 2006
"Mighty fine. Bravo"
- Emma Barnes, Snowbooks, 2006
"I admire your work, particularly 'Sweet Fanny Adams' -- a terrific story. For a long time I've admired what you're doing"
- Richard Grayson, author, 2006
"Andrew Gallix's short stories make me think of a clandestine meeting between the Marquis de Sade and Borges somewhere on Atlantis shortly before the 'lost continent' sank into the sea. He is the Breton of the post-punk generation, the Rimbaud of the Net, Beckett to my Joyce, and Trocchi to my Beckett. Leaving myself aside (although I don't really see why I should), there aren't many writers I'd rate higher than Gallix"
- Stewart Home, writer, artist and underground legend, 2006
"I just came across a few of your pieces which I hadn't read before, one of which 'Sweet Fanny Adams'. It's excellent. Continuously in your work, at least to me and at least throughout what I have read of you, is this over-arching tracing of the most eccentric, most eery but attractive erotisicm. These kinds of 'outre' parallels you draw to sexuality I find really out, and wonderful, man:
'Margherita seemed in a hell of a hurry all of a sudden, even her nose was running. Where is it running to? he wondered. To by-corners Byzantine, I'll be bound, and wondrous Wherevers, to the end of the earth, at the end of its tether.' I think I have to epigraph that somewhere, Gallix. It's fucking incredible"
- Donari Braxton, author, 2006
"Andrew, it's a gem! I really like the line: 'Did she acknowledge your existence as she plucked celestial chords on her flyaway hair and breathed honeyed tones down her cellular phone? Did she fuck'"
- Lee Rourke, Editor of Scarecrow, 2006
- Lee Rourke, Editor of Scarecrow, 2005
"Hey, it's not bad at all, your story. Reminds me of Ada by Nabokov"
- Tom McCarthy, author of Remainder, 2005
"Crisp and humorous stories. Mickey Spillane meets Thomas Nashe in Pissing Conduit. . . . Also like it when a writer in a natural way sends me to a dictionary as you did with 'micturated' and 'matutinal'"
- William Levy, writer and living legend, 2001
"I read through 'Sweet Fanny Adams' again last night, and laughed so much. You've got quite the spark!"
- Mary Sands, Editor of Jack Magazine, 2001
"The best [story in Planet Prozak 12] was Andrew Gallix's 'Sweet Fanny Adams': witty, clever, different (the 'fleeting glimpse of the dark, gaping twilight zone between M's parting thighs' reminded me of the good things that life has to offer in Parisian railway stations)"
- Steve Redwood, letter to the Editor of Planet Prozak, 2001
"By way of introduction, this is what I like: A voluptuousness of language -- Andrew Gallix's 'Sweet Fanny Adams' is smart and funny and simply basks in its own linguistic glow"
- Valerie Cyhilic, Editorial, The Melic Review (issue 10), 2000
"It luxuriates in language, the pure pleasure of words"
- The Melic Review, 2000
"Funny and bouncy and sexy prose"
- Alistair Gentry, author, 2000
"An excellent story" "Thanks for the marvelous story"
- C.A. Wyman, Editor of The Absinthe Literary Review, 2000
"Good god, man -- are you sure you wouldn't want to send these tremendous works to a paying market?"
- Brendan McKennedy, Editor, Tourist 2000
"First rate! These are the sort of stories we are looking for"
- Jay Currie, Publisher, Two Chairs Magazine, 2000
"I think you have a bucketload of talent"
- The Scriberazone, 1999
"It is a joy to read someone who isn't afraid to have fun with words"
- James Horner, Editor of Progress, 1999
"One of the best pieces of prose we've seen in quite a while"
- Erin Elizabeth Smith, Editor-in-Chief of Stirring, 1999
"I was blown away by 'Sweet Fanny Adams'. ...The wordplay made me grin with admiration"
- Natalie DuPont, Editor of ApparentDepth, 1999
Who I'd like to meet:
- Status: Married
- Hometown: London
- Height: 0' 1"
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Children: Proud parent
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Occupation: Writer