Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Slipshod Dreamy Realism

Having met yet another meaningless milestone in the endless process of finishing my manuscript, I cast about for something to write other than another blog post and what do I find in my In-Box?

 Calls for Themed Submissions 
(Short Stories, Essays, Poetry) 

Dreamy realism,  magic realism, and slipstream.  

slip-stream: 1. a current of air or water driven back by a revolving propeller or jet engine. 2. an assisting force regarded as drawing something along behind something else.

Horror stories about avarice and  fealty to Mammon ("You cannot serve both God and mammon."); weird and eerie speculative fiction about people consumed by wealth; decadence should be paramount.  The tales should not be moralistic. (But may they be extremely sarcastic?)

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Adventure on the High Seas....gangs of pirates, steampunk sailors...

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Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy that incorporates technology and aesthetic designs inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery.

LGBTQIA call for stories about interspecies romance--specifically, of the human/alien variety.  

Hardboiled or noir fiction private eye stories that represent the diversity of Texas.

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Poems, stories, and essays about water for a literary magazine dedicated to the spirit of the Adirondacks and regions similar in geography and spirit.

Quiet horror and dark fiction with a literary bent...

Subversive, multicultural work with an environmentally apocalyptic bent...

Poems and Short Stories about Water...

Articles, stories, and flash fiction on the theme of flight...

flash fiction also micro-fiction. a style of literature in which stories are extremely short and often consist of less than 300 words. "A good piece of flash fiction, for me, is one in which I, as a reader, am not just complicit, but necessary."

Stop looking at me!

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