Fae Visions of the Mediterranean 4

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About

Quivering mirages, ghost ships, glossy scales slipping away beneath the waves; we are seeking progressive and inclusive short stories about wonders, terrors, omens, sea-monsters, apparitions and other folk creatures and horrors from throughout the Mediterranean region. You might find inspiration in medieval bestiaries and the margins of maps and manuscripts; stories whispered by pirates in the long nights at sail; horrible and marvellous visions shaken travellers barely dare to recall; names of creatures known by everyone in the streets around the harbour; particularly troubled nightmares you had or someone shared with you. This anthology, subtitled Fae Visions of the Mediterranean, could be seen as a postcolonial, Borgesian travelogue by a many-gendered, multiracial, polyglot and polymath sailor (i.e. stories may feature any nature of protagonist[s]) recounting their fantastic adventures on naval journeys between Taranto, via Algiers, Latakia and Eluària, to Split (your TALES need not take place at any of these sites). The more fantastic, abyssal, weird, wonderful, paradoxical, unsettling and tempestuous stories the better. Horrors and beasts in the stories may be based on Mediterranean folklore, or may be invented for the purpose (and any position in between), but a connection to one of the Mediterranean countries, languages or cultures is a must, as we expect the reader to follow the route with their finger on an antique atlas. The stories should taste like salt and wonder.

Country of Publication

International

Audience

Open to a broad Audience.

Publication Media & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationOne-time publication.
Print Publication Print PublicationOne-time publication.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Surrealist.
Topics:
Folklore/Mythology (Ancient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Ghost stories), Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 500 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 5,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Royalties Pay ranges from Token payment (under 1 US cent per word) to Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word). Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No OK No UnknownText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Magic Realism, Supernatural.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream, Surrealist.
Topics:
Folklore/Mythology (Ancient mythologies, Cultural folklore, Ghost stories), Place/Regions (Specific region), Other (See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemUp to 40 lines; Unknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Royalties Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem). Royalties.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMulti-EntriesMedia
OK No OK No UnknownText format submissions
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: 01 Oct 2015
Date Added: 13 Apr 2015

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