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Framework of the Human Body Anthology

A project of Bell Press (see other related projects).

Do not submit here! This project is permanently closed to submissions (June 2022). We provide the following information as an archive.

About

This anthology is about the human body and what it carries. It’s about the untold stories we carry on our skin and in our bones: how you got those scars on your arms, the emotional density of having adult acne, the texture of your hair and how you’ve tried to change it, or the rigidness and pressure of weight loss culture. At some point in our lives, we look in the mirror and suddenly notice our bodies in a sort of visceral way. This collection is looking for stories of these moments: from epiphanies, to revelations, to acceptances. Send us your best short stories, poems/art songs, creative nonfiction pieces, personal essays, features, and scripts. We are looking for imaginative writing that has unique description and poetic devices. Unconventional pieces that are relatable, and holds resonance within our readers long after they’ve read your piece. Fabulism, magical realism, speculative fiction, allegories, or anything of the sort is strongly encouraged. We want weird fiction that doesn’t follow any rules, and follows the impulse of our bodies.

Important: Priority given to Canadian work.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Canada Established in 2022

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, Canadians.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Magic Realism, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Magic Realism, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Lengths:
Short Story Short Story2,500 - 3,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Royalties Token payment (under 1 US cent per word). Royalties.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Nonfiction Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, Canadians.

Lengths:
Essay Essay2,500 - 3,000 words.
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative Nonfiction2,500 - 3,000 words.
Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) Royalties Token payment (under 1 US cent per word). Royalties.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Poetry Closed

Audience:

Open to a broad Audience, including: All nationalities, Canadians.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Magic Realism.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Magic Realism, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Fabulism, Magic Realism, Weird/New Weird.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Weird/New Weird.
Lengths:
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Poetry Forms:

Open to all/most Forms.

Styles:

Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary.

Topics:

Other (See guidelines).

Payment:

Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Royalties Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem). Royalties.
Note: We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.

Submissions:

Method: Electronic submissions.
Reprints: Reprints are NOT allowed.
Simultaneous submissions: Unknown.
Multiple entries: Multiple entries are NOT allowed.
Media: Text.


Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 15 Jun 2022
Date Added: 09 May 2022

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