Zombie Logic Press - A place for zombies, poets, artists, outsiders and lovers.

Zombie Logic Press is one of the oldest independent literary presses in the Midwest. Founded in 1997 by Outsider Poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg, Zombie Logic Press publishes two online journals, Zombie Logic Review and Outsider Poetry, books of poetry and fiction by Rockford, Illinois writers in their Rock River Literary Series, and limited edition poetry/art collaborations between Thomas L. Vaultonburg and artist Jenny Mathews of Rockford Illustrating. Our mission with Zombie Logic Press is to give voice to the most talented writers we can find in Rockford, Illinois, and give them an outlet to have their voices heard nationally and internationally. Our literary reviews are open to submissions from writers worldwide, and emphasize especially Outsider and Outlaw Poetry, dadaism, and surrealism. Submissions are accepted year round.  


September 25th 2017 - Zombie Logic Press is proud to announce the launch of its 5th book in the Rock River Literary Series, “Lonely Bird” by Stephen Schreiner. Lonely Bird is quite a unique book for children and adults alike. The story follows the misadventures of a zany flock of birds and is appropriate for all ages.

The design and making of Lonely Bird is just as unique, with an artisan, handcrafted wooden cover, assembled by Jeremy Klonicki, Jenny Mathews, and Mona Lindvall at 
Mainfraim, insuring each book will be one of a kind. 

There will be a book release party on October 7th from 4-6 p.m. at 117 S. 3rd Street during Rockford Art Scene Luna Datura's Curious Gifts for first-time local author Stephen Schreiner's book Lonely Bird. The author will be on hand to sign copies of his book.

The four previous books in the Rock River Literary Series, created specifically to publish Rockford area writers: Iced Cream by Jesus Correa, The Zen of Beard Trimming by C.J. Campbell, The Blood Dark Sea by Dennis Gulling, and Atrocious Poems A To Z by Jenny Mathews and Thomas L. Vaultonburg, are also available at Luna Datura, a storefront specializing in curious gifts that opened recently at 117 S. 3rd Street.
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May 1st 2017 - Zombie Logic Press
 is proud to announce the release of its seventh book
 Atrocious Poems A to Z”. This is the second children's book by Rockford creative team and real life couple Thomas L. Vaultonburg of Zombie Logic Press and Jenny Mathews of Rockford Illustrating. Atrocious Poems A To Z is a book about all the things kids love to hate. Vegetables, inoculations, haircuts, monsters under the bed, sharing etc. Twenty-six different amusing poems and illustrations designed to help children cope with these anxiety-producing moments of childhood. Many of the poems also contain lessons in literary form, theme, and literary devices such as oxymoron, paradox, onomatopoeia, and verbal irony.

Limited editions of Atrocious Poems A to Z are available for pre-order at HERE and will make its debut June 9th 2017 at the Rockford Art Museum. Atrocious Poems A to Z's original pages will be included in an exhibition this summer at the Rockford Art Museum called Bittersweet Observations. “We are very honored to be part of this show at one of our hometown's most prestigious and integral institutions.” says Vaultonburg “It's a wonderful opportunity to teach kids about literary devices in a fun way.” The illustrations from the book can be seen at Rockford Art Museum from June 9th to October 1st.

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The Blood Dark Sea
By Dennis Gulling 
$15.00








The Toughskin Rhinoceros Wrangler Company
By Thomas L. Vaultonburg
Illustrated by Jenny M Mathews 
 

 

 
 
 
Iced Cream by Jesus Abraham Correa VII 
$15.00
 
  
 
$2.99
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The Zenof Beard Trimming: Stories of Punk Rock, Poverty, and the Search for Peace
by C.J. Campbell $20.00

Kindle Edition of The Zen of Beard Trimming
by C.J. Campbell
$7.99 



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Submerged Structure
by Thomas L. Vaultonburg
$10.00
 
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Flesh Wounds
by Thomas L. Vaultonburg
$10.00 
 
 
1.99


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Detached Retinas
by Thomas L. Vaultonburg
$10.00
 
 
 


 
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