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The Decadent Review

The Decadent Review is a l’art pour art non-commercial publication focusing on poetry, criticism, literature, art, and the abstract.

Aesthetics and Abstraction Free

Open

THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR POETRY.

The Decadent Review is open to spectacularly written texts of any length on the subject of aesthetics and abstraction.We're looking for:

  • Criticism (historical, cultural, literary).
  • Reviews (including artistic and poetic analysis).
  • Essays (linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, meta - think: Hume, Burke, Heidegger, Birkhoff, Borges, Oulipo, and so forth).
We value:
  • Erudition.
  • Cynicism.
  • Sarcasm.
  • Classicism.
  • Brutality.
  • Humor.
  • Existential despair.
Guidelines:
  • Word (.docx).
  • 12pt font.
  • Single spaced.
  • One article per author.

Criticism and Reviews Free

Open

The Decadent Review is open to spectacularly written texts of any length. We're looking for:

  • Criticism (cultural, literary).
  • Reviews (books, poetry, art).
  • Essays (aesthetics, linguistics, meta).
We value:
  • Erudition.
  • Cynicism.
  • Sarcasm.
  • Classicism.
  • Brutality.
  • Humor.
  • Existential despair.
Guidelines:
  • Word (.docx).
  • 12pt font.
  • Use spaces, not tabs, to format stanzas.
  • Do not use the ruler to format stanzas, use spaces.
  • Do not count on page width to format stanzas, use explicit new lines.
  • Single spaced.
  • One article per author.

Meta on Meta Free

Open

As an exercise of meta on meta, The Decadent Review is looking for:

  • Criticism of criticism essays (cultural, literary).
  • Reviews of reviews (books, poetry, art).
  • Poetry on poetry (classical, modern).
  • Essays on essays (aesthetics, linguistics, semiotics).

To clarify, the submission call is for works based on existing works, or that lays on top of them as a literary superimposition.

Please explicitly name the underlying work.

Extra points for meta of meta of meta; that is, pieces that overlay (a conceptual meta) a work that is already a meta-work, or an ekphrasis of some sort, and so on.

As always, we value:

  • Erudition
  • Cynicism.
  • Sarcasm.
  • Classicism.
  • Brutality.
  • Humor.
  • Existential despair.

Guidelines:

  • Word (.docx).
  • 12pt font.
  • Use spaces, not tabs, to format stanzas.
  • Do not use the ruler to format stanzas, use spaces.
  • Do not count on page width to format stanzas, use explicit new lines.
  • Single spaced.
  • One article per author.