Sunday, October 24, 2010

Call for Submissions: Emanations


The editors of Emanations seek 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.

Send files with brief cover note to Carter Kaplan:

Board of Editorial Advisors

Ruud Antonius

Horace Jeffery Hodges

Dario Rivarossa

Norman Spinrad, blog

Vitasta Raina

Michael Beard

Elkie Riches

Mike Chivers

Carter Kaplan

Kai Robb, 2

Tessa Dick

Michael Moorcock

Joel K. Soiseth

Mack Hassler

Darren R. Partridge

Emanations is a not-for-profit literary project and contributors cannot be compensated at this time. All proceeds from the sale of Emanations will support the efforts of International Authors to publish new voices from around the world.

Published By International Authors

Please post questions, suggestions and ideas. The project is a collaborative effort, and as we share ideas the "vision" transforms, evolves, and grows. When we write stories and poems we hope to bring to bear the entire battery of modern and postmodern literary devices. More simply: we like good, strong writing. Our essays are incisive, precise, keen, challenging, and driven by the writer's desire to advance an intelligent audience's understanding of important subjects.

Intelligent people find themselves set between two fine-tuned extremes: the narcissistic communities made possible by the internet, and the micro-managed "fields" that are driven by an academic culture that forces people into narrowing corridors of specialization. Emanations is an artistic "way out" for intelligent people to create an exuberant, challenging and meaningful culture. We are pursuing a freedom of sorts, bringing liberty to intelligence. Whether this intelligence is human or perhaps something larger remains to be seen, but by looking into our emanations we might find an answer.


Ru Giffen-Bradley said...

Very interesting. Are you accepting work from your students?

On a side note, I hope I didn't bash St. Augustine too hard.

Carter Kaplan said...

We are open to all submissions....

Please note I've revised the Call.

Um, I think St. Augustine can take it. ;-)

Ru Giffen-Bradley said...

Thank you for pointing that out, professor. ^_^

I didn't have doubts about what I'd said until a friend of mine (planning to be a political theorist, that pompous boy) argued the opposite of my opinion on Augustine.

I think I'm more of a psychologist than philosopher...

Carter Kaplan said...

"I think I'm more of a psychologist than philosopher..."


Anyway, on a more serious note: I think you should take another look at Augustine. Try here:

Scroll down and look especially at his influence. I believe much of Augustine's significance is due to his influence. Looked at this way, I think he will become more acceptable to you . . . or at least more interesting.

Ru Giffen-Bradley said...

I read -- okay, I admit, only a little of that. One of my downfalls is that if my interest isn't sparked while I'm reading something, I tend to not be able to focus. I think I got through the Iliad purely on newfound vigor since I was so hyped that it was my first homeschool assignment.

A fellow blogger posted something pretty interesting on Augustine, though.