Saturday, November 12, 2011

Call for Submissions: Emanations II

The call of Cthulhu is again resounding, as you can see above in the high-tech psychedelic rendering of Cthulhu's voice pattern, and it wants emanations from your brains. Originally, we had set the deadline for April 1st next year (2012), but I had second thoughts that readers might suspect a joke, so the deadline's been extended to the second of April to quell those potential suspicions. Here are the opening lines to main editor Carter Kaplan's invitation for submissions:

Emanations: Second Sight

Emanations is an anthology series featuring fiction, poetry, essays, manifestos and reviews. The emphasis is on alternative narrative structures, new epistemologies, peculiar settings, esoteric themes, sharp breaks from reality, ecstatic revelations, and vivid and abundant hallucinations.

The editors are interested in recognizable genres -- science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, local color, romance, realism, surrealism, postmodernism -- but the idea is to make something new, and along these lines the illusion of something new can be just as important. If a story or poem makes someone say, "Yes, but what is it?" then it's right for Emanations. Essays should be exuberant, daring, and free of pedantry. Length is a consideration in making publication decisions, but in keeping with the spirit of the project contributors should consider length to be "open."

Our editorial vision is evolving. Contributors should see themselves as actively shaping the "vision" of Emanations.
The rest can be read at Kaplan's blog entry on this issue, and he can be contacted through that post. For those readers interested in the first Emanations, just click here. I've blogged on that first one several times, and it's also been promoted by the other editors. One of them -- British avant-garde author and publisher Michael Butterworth -- gave it a plug in an interview for Soanyway of fellow avant-garde writer and U.S. scholar Richard Kostelanetz:
Have you heard of International Authors? It's a rather interesting publishing experiment going on in Brookline, Massachusetts, headed by Carter Kaplan. They have just brought out an anthology called Emanations, which includes an unpublished story of mine from the 80's, together with some of my early unpublished poems. They publish English-speaking authors from around the world and all forms of writing seem to be welcome.

Butterworth's now-published story, "Das Neue Leben" ("New Life" or "The New Life"), is very well written, a fascinating piece that plays on old conspiracy theories of Hitler's survival, this time within a fallen paradise in a tale that ends rather enigmatically. Despite the title, the story is in English and can be partly read on the Amazon page.

Anyway, if you consider yourself a writer and would like to publish something, visit Kaplan's site for more details.

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At 7:22 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

high-tech psychedelic rendering of Cthulhu's voice pattern

Wonderful! but, was it the actual title, or your reinterpretation of the subject?

At 7:49 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

My insane scribbling . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 3:26 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

you have nothing to declare, except your genius!

At 3:29 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Genius? Right. I wish . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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At 9:58 PM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

couldn't help reusing (and quoting) it on my blog :-)

At 10:12 PM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

I'm flattered.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 2:34 AM, Blogger Phil Friel said...

Emanations sounds like an interesting anthology. It definitely goes onto my "watch out for" list.

At 2:34 AM, Blogger Carter Kaplan said...


This is very amusing, and I have sent it to a lot of people rather than the "official" call. I'll link this and some others to my blog in a day or two.

The song by Voltaire is most appropriate. But as it relates to Emanations, who is eating the brains, and who is getting their brains eaten: the editors? the contributors? the readers? Or maybe the people who don't read Emanations?

Maybe all of the above?

At 4:21 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Thanks, Mr. Friel. And if you do any writing, you might consider submitting.

Jeffery Hodges

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At 4:35 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

Carter, from the song, I'd say just about everybody's brain is being consumed.

The song, by the way, is from The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

Jeffery Hodges

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