Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Machinations and Mesmerism

Posted by Randi on Tuesday, September 11, 2018

What they want:
ULTHAR PRESS is looking for strange, gothic, and fantastic fiction in the manner of E.T.A. Hoffmann. Stories that merely graft his characters into a new story will not be accepted.

Edited by Farah Rose Smith, “Machinations and Mesmerism” is an anthology of fantastic, strange fiction written in the vein of Ernst Theodor Amadeus Hoffmann, the oft’-unsung artistic polymath and writer of Dark Romanticism, Gothic Horror, and Fantastic literature.

E. T. A. Hoffmann was a Prussian lawyer, artist, composer, and writer. His stories are ripe with strange atmospheres and peculiar characters (including automata, madmen, and spectres), which would go on to influence the Gothic and macabre writers of the following generations including Poe, Gogol, Kafka, and Baudelaire. Though his writing lingered primarily within the parameters of German Romanticism, Hoffmann’s literature would also impact the fantasy and science fiction genres as well, as many of his works illuminate the struggle between science and magic. This carefully curated anthology honors the literary dance between mesmerism, mechanics, and magic through which Hoffmann explored issues of Romantic idealism and the self.
Deadline: December 24, 2018
Length: 2,000-5,000 words
Payment: 2cents/word + contributor copy
Submission Guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/ultharpress/posts/1431390520339803