Cadavre Exquis Anthology 1

A project of Medusa's Laugh Press (see other related projects)

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

About

"Exquisite Corpse" is the name of a part game re/invented by Surrealists. It is a collaborative activity in which multiple players contribute to a short literary text or visual image. In the text version, the first player writes some text at the top of a piece of paper, and then folds the paper over to conceal all but the last bit of writing. The next player adds to the piece, starting from the visible fragment. Each subsequent player writes something connected to whatever the previous player has left showing, and then conceals all but the final part of their section in this way. The game ends when all players have contributed, and the final work is read aloud. The game can also be played to produce a visual image. Medusa's Laugh continues this tradition via this call for submissions. Use the first and last sentence provided below for a short work of fiction or poetry. Other than the required opening/closing text, there is no limit on genre, writing style, length, or thematic elements. The more creative and playful, the better!

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Unknown

Publication Medium & Frequency

Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Quirky, Surrealist.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Genres:
General General
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Quirky, Surrealist.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 3 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No No Unknown OKText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Cadavre Exquis Anthology Submission Statistics

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Dates

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 11 Mar 2013

Before Submitting

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