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Losers and Freaks

C. E. Hoffman

A pixie and werewolf plan to thwart a prophecy; a medical mannequin attempts to foil a viral attack. A girl befriends a spider; a janitor stalks a ghost; and Cupid makes a deadly mistake. LOSERS AND FREAKS is a 45K #OwnVoices short story collection. Exploring the psychology-and humanity-of outcasts, C's second full-length release is worthy to its predecessor, SLUTS AND WHORES, which helped earn the author a grant from the Alberta Foundation for the Arts.

Welcome back to the Big City, where you find magic-and friends-in the strangest places.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Querencia Press, LLC
  • Publish Date: Jun 28th, 2024
  • Pages: 272
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.57in - 0.81lb
  • EAN: 9781959118831
  • Categories: Fantasy - ContemporaryFantasy - UrbanShort Stories (single author)

About the Author

Hoffman, C. E.: - Long: C.E. Hoffman is a screenwriter, author, poet, publisher, and cat lover (not necessarily in that order.) A grant winner, Elgin Award nominee, recipient of a Silver Honourable Mention in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Award, and winner of the 2022 Defunct May Day Chapbook contest, they wrote their first novel at eleven years old, and have continued writing ever since. They've been published widely online and in print since 2010, and edit Punk Monk Magazine/Press (2012-onward.) Other releases include SLUTS AND WHORES (Thurston Howl Publications, 2021), BLOOD, BOOZE, AND OTHER THINGS IN NATURE (Alien Buddha Press, 2022), GHOSTS, TROLLS, AND OTHER THINGS ON THE INTERNET (Bottlecap Press, 2022), and NO ACTUAL SIN (May Day Press/Defunct Magazine, 2023.) Find their books at, follow them on Twitter @CEHoffman2, and listen to their podcast Scribbles & Spills!

Praise for this book

"When I opened C.E. Hoffman's, LOSERS AND FREAKS, I knew I was in good hands when their author's note read, "This one's for the weirdos." C.E.'s humor and deft use of language set the stage for a heartfelt, funny, and surprising journey. This haunting collection broke my heart, yet somehow, left me full of hope, and feeling a little less alone. A little less weird."

-M.R. Mandell, author of Don't Worry About Me

"Had me glued to the page."

-Caitlin Marceau, author of Femina