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Café Irreal 147

About

The Cafe Irreal is a quarterly webzine that presents a kind of fantastic fiction infrequently published in English. This fiction, which we would describe as irreal, resembles the work of writers such as Franz Kafka, Kobo Abe, Luisa Valenzuela and Jorge Luis Borges. As a type of fiction it rejects the tendency to portray people and places realistically and the need for a full resolution to the story; instead, it shows us a reality constantly being undermined.
NONFICTION: Irreal (Re)views is an occasional supplement to The Cafe Irreal featuring essays and dialogues about irrealism and reviews of books and movies that might be considered irreal. We are open to submissions and reviews (but only from the point of view of some variant of irrealism) and are interested in publishing responses to points raised in the essays and reviews. Since we have very particular and specific theoretical interests it might be better to query us first with your idea before writing the article or review.

Café IrrealUnited States

Submission Periods

Rolling Submission Periods: Check cut-off dates.

Genres

GeneralSubgenre: Magic Realism.

Classifications

Audience:Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:Open to all/most Styles, including: Experimental, Literary.
Topics:Open to all/most Topics, including: Film/Television (Film), Literature/Books (General, Theory/Analysis/Criticism).

Types & Lengths

ReviewNo specific word count limits known.
EssayNo specific word count limits known.
Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.

Media & Publication Frequency

E Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Payscale

We do not list pay specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
F FictionS Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) per piece.
N Nonfiction? Unknown payment per piece.

Submission Types

Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.
  ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousFormats Accepted
F Fiction OK No No NoText format submissions
N Nonfiction OK No No NoText format submissions

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Before Submitting

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Dates

Date Added:
26 Jul 2005
Last Updated:
21 Mar 2017