Friday, October 8, 2010

Eschatology Journal

Posted by Randi on Friday, October 8, 2010

What they want:
We want Lovecraftian or apocalyptic-themed stories of any genre, as long as they feature strong writing. Apocalyptic works do not necessarily have to be about the end of the world. Stories may be about personal apocalypses or revelations; think James Salter’s “Last Night”or Sherman Alexie’s “The Sin Eaters”, for instance. Lovecraftian pieces should feature strong atmosphere, characters and plot, not just tentacled monsters or simple name-dropping of unpronounceable words.  We prefer your own take on Lovecraft and the Mythos; pastiche will be hard sells.  Caitlin R. Kiernan’s “Houses Under the Sea” and China Mieville’s “Details” are stellar examples of the former. Best read works will have an original voice and take on old themes.

Length: ~1000 words
Payment: .01 cents per word
Submission Guidelines: