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Monk Punk Anthology

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Seeking Monk Punk stories that will help broaden and define this elusive sub-genre of speculative fiction. Monk Punk is a variant strain of science fiction where lovable monks are the heroes (or anti-heros) of events unfolding in a post-apocalyptic era, alt-history era, fantasy setting, or historical fiction setting. Seeking both Eastern and Western monks. That means Franciscan (Catholic) monks (of the Christian stock) and Buddhist monks (from Tibet and other parts of Asia, which includes monks of Chinese Mysticism and Kung Fu). The Name of the Rose movie is a good example of this (from a Western perspective) and the new movie The Last Airbender is a good example of Eastern Monk Punk. Anything involving monks that takes place in a monastery or temple, however I will also accept monks going along their own path. I will accept horror/zombie Monk Punk stories, as well as murder mystery and thriller Monk Punk stories. For Eastern inspiration see: Geoff Ryman’s short story, "The Last Ten Years in the Life of Hero Kai,” The Tales of the Otori Trilogy, Catherynne M. Valente’s “Yume no Hon: The Book of Dreams.” For Western inspiration see: Walter Miller’s “A Canticle for Leibowitz,” Neal Stephenson’s “Anathem,” and Umberto Eco’s “The Name of the Rose.” And feel free to blend all aspects.

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United States

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

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Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 6,000 words.

Open to all/most Styles.




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

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Last Updated: 17 Aug 2020
Date Added: 15 Sep 2010

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