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MacroMicroCosm Vraeyda Literary

MACROMICROCOSM: LITERARY, ART & CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL JOURNAL (ISSN 2368-979)

A Quarterly Digital literary & art journal dedicated to speculative fiction, art & literary criticism. A celebration of the weird, strange and perceptibly odd. A review of books, music, film & art. Home of our weekly MacroMicroCosm Book Review Podcast & YouTube channel. Features articles on creative development & the business of arts. MacroMicroCosm embraces a broad base of fiction and non-fiction with fantasty, magic realism, science-fiction and futurist elements in poetry, short story, art, photography, and comic.

Featuring exclusive interviews with artists, authors & professors, creator development columns from talented creators within their fields, book, film, art, food & music reviews, MacroMicroCosm supports the development of the consummate artist, while enriching the Zeitgeist. While tips are appreciated to help cover the cost of our editorial team, they are voluntary. Every dollar goes toward the development of MacroMicroCosm.

Open for speculative poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction), comics & art. AKA. a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, futuristic. Non-fiction should tie in to the theme of the greater work and include either literary theory, philosophy, or science.

What to Submit:

Prose: 500 - 7,000 words. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as total word count is -7,000.

Review: Book, music, art show & concert reviews between 300 - 600 words.

Poetry: Between 1 - 5 poems per submission, to a max of 50 lines each.

Art & Photography: Submit a 1-page abstract and up to 5 pieces to review.

Unreleased Work: Currently, no reprints.

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. If your piece gets accepted elsewhere, tell us.

How to Submit:

Bio: 250 Words + any awards/grants + Publications/Showings + Twitter + Blog/Website

Synopsis/Abstract of work/s (Under 300 words)

Writing Format:

Courier New 12 pt. Font, Double-Spaced/DOCX/Pages

Header: Author Name / Working Title / Total Word Count / Page Number

Visual format:

High Res TIFF/PDF; 300 dpi

Email submissions to: literary @ vraeydamedia.ca

Compensation:

Royalty: 5% of all issue copies sold (in 1 calendar year from publication date). 1 Year Digital Subscription. 1/2 Page advertisement in future issue for your work ($250 value).

Failure to follow Guideline will result in rejection.


Healing Hands Volume 7 Issue III Free Tip Jar Option

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The world needs some healing. What do the hands of a healer look like? What does it feel?

Open for speculative poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction), comics & art. AKA. a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, futuristic. Non-fiction should tie in to the theme of the greater work and include either literary theory, philosophy, or science.

What to Submit:

Prose: 500 - 7,000 words. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as total word count is -7,000.

Review: Book, music, art show & concert reviews between 300 - 600 words.

Poetry: Between 1 - 5 poems per submission, to a max of 50 lines each.

Art & Photography: Submit a 1-page abstract and up to 5 pieces to review.

Unreleased Work: Currently, no reprints.

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. If your piece gets accepted elsewhere, tell us.

The Siege Perilous: A Philosopher's Throne Free Tip Jar Option

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A special philosophical edition of MacroMicroCosm Literary & Art Journal

The Siege Perilous of Arthurian legend, was a seat at the Round Table so dangerous it made lesser warriors tremble. None sat upon it, until Sir Percival, later Sir Galahad, whose destiny to find the Holy Grail deemed him worthy. Far from the Grail’s romanticized French Catholic roots in the 13th century, the Siege Perilous may contain far older rites from Welsh, Breton or Celtic traditions of Kingship or Rule. Today, our Holy Grail is a worldview and philosophy which brings all people closer to a sense of mutual community without requiring homogeneity. Compassionate coexistence without similitude. A bonded and well-working community is one, where differences of opinion do not create enemies, but enrich the whole and give new perspectives to all. Only with humility and open eyes for many voices can this be achieved.

Can the Siege Perilous once more have a collective of word-warriors, gracious and thoughtful, to set upon its’ throne?

Philosophy and worldview frames every action and reaction a person has. Thus, we at MacroMicroCosm declare the reforging of the Siege, and give a platform for philosophical treatise and essay, with respect and community at its’ core.

Will you take the perilous seat, and put your worldview or philosophy up to be viewed with distinct and critical eyes? Will you dialogue with others, who may share alternative opinions, and find a common ground?

MacroMicroCosm is open for essays (500 - 4500 words) on personal philosophy & worldview, as part of a continued discussion on coexistence, community and tolerance. We want to give voice to the philosophical views around us, to debate and inspect them. Through inspection, to discover the commonalities which can bring beauty and compassion to this world on fire.

The throne is empty.

Long Live the Perilous Thought’s Throne.

Anti-Heroics Issue (Vol 6 Iss III)

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Heroics got complicated. Dichotomies of Good vs Evil stopped being so simple as they ‘used to be’. Who are our heroes? Do the ends justify the means? What makes a marauder a saint? We all love a rogue.

Open for speculative poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction), comics & art. AKA. a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, futuristic. Non-fiction should tie in to the theme of the greater work and include either literary theory, philosophy, or science.

What to Submit:

Prose: 500 - 7,000 words. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as total word count is -7,000.

Review: Book, music, art show & concert reviews between 300 - 600 words.

Poetry: Between 1 - 5 poems per submission, to a max of 50 lines each.

Art & Photography: Submit a 1-page abstract and up to 5 pieces to review.

Unreleased Work: Currently, no reprints.

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. If your piece gets accepted elsewhere, tell us.


Folk Volume 6 Issue I

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From Fae Folk to Folk Tales, Folklore and a sense of belonging, the word 'folk' conjures fantasy, togetherness. How do we see the 'Folk' in our lives? Homely collectives of family and friends? A breath of the fantastic helps us unlock the best meanings of 'Folk'.

Open for speculative poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction), comics & art. AKA. a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, futuristic. Non-fiction should tie in to the theme of the greater work and include either literary theory, philosophy, or science.

What to Submit:

Prose: 500 - 7,000 words. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as total word count is -7,000.

Review: Book, music, art show & concert reviews between 300 - 600 words.

Poetry: Between 1 - 5 poems per submission, to a max of 50 lines each.

Art & Photography: Submit a 1-page abstract and up to 5 pieces to review.

Unreleased Work: Currently, no reprints.

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. If your piece gets accepted elsewhere, tell us.

Open Doors Volume 7 Issue II

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Open Doors. A sense of identity and place. What can we make of it? What fantastic wonders can we create, when our doors reopen, and we add to a sense of cooperation and collaboration in this world?

Open for speculative poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction), comics & art. AKA. a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, futuristic. Non-fiction should tie in to the theme of the greater work and include either literary theory, philosophy, or science.

What to Submit:

Prose: 500 - 7,000 words. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as total word count is -7,000.

Review: Book, music, art show & concert reviews between 300 - 600 words.

Poetry: Between 1 - 5 poems per submission, to a max of 50 lines each.

Art & Photography: Submit a 1-page abstract and up to 5 pieces to review.

Unreleased Work: Currently, no reprints.

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. If your piece gets accepted elsewhere, tell us.

Recovering Villains Issue (Vol 6 Iss IV)

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Redemption can take a Fire Prince to Lord, or cleanse the sins of a desperate person. What does it look like to dip toward righteousness? Who can change? What galactic empire needs to fall so Vader can take one clean unassisted breath?

Open for speculative poetry, prose (fiction & non-fiction), comics & art. AKA. a mix of sci-fi, fantasy, magic realism, futuristic. Non-fiction should tie in to the theme of the greater work and include either literary theory, philosophy, or science.

What to Submit:

Prose: 500 - 7,000 words. Multiple pieces may be submitted as long as total word count is -7,000.

Review: Book, music, art show & concert reviews between 300 - 600 words.

Poetry: Between 1 - 5 poems per submission, to a max of 50 lines each.

Art & Photography: Submit a 1-page abstract and up to 5 pieces to review.

Unreleased Work: Currently, no reprints.

Simultaneous Submissions: Yes. If your piece gets accepted elsewhere, tell us.


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