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About

Ontologica is an online literary journal founded by the Warrior Poet Group. Our journal is dedicated primarily to essays of a philosophical context; however, each issue also includes a mix of fiction and art. Our primary goals for Ontologica are: To publish provocative contemporary work, To maintain accessibility at all times, To challenge the Status quo.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Unknown

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 2 x per year.

Fiction Closed

There is no clear-cut definition of what we're looking for in fiction , though, like non-fiction, accessibility is a good keyword. We want fiction that moves beyond simple entertainment. In the words of Robert Bly, we want work that punches a hole in the pervading culture of denial: The health of any nation's soul depends on the capacity of adults to face the harsh facts of the time. Pieces that point to the injustices of the world and reminds us of our own mortality, rather than giving us reason to ignore them, will be greeted here. Genre pieces are okay as long as, like the work of Cormac McCarthy or Robert Heinlein, the story transcends the limitations of the genre. Pieces that treat intense subjects without linguistic finesse or subtlety will not likely appear in the magazine--bring us to the battle lines without blatant preaching, childish whining, or melodrama.

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Slipstream.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 7,500 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:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText format submissions
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Nonfiction Closed

Ontologica aims to present an eclectic mix of prose and art. Ours is a journal of differing perspectives. Readers will be just as likely to encounter the Christian as the Marxist, the relative as the absolute, the liberal as the conservative in the essays we present. We want to offer material that is illuminating, challenging, and, if need be, antagonizing. Above all it must accessible. Accessibility here doesn't just mean a lack of specialized language, but a writing style that invites the reader in. Work with a philosophical slant is preferred, but not required. What is required is contemporary relevance and, more or less, general appeal. (An essay on the difference between Transcendentalist and Romantic poetry, no matter how well written, will most likely not find a home in Ontologica). Unless you lived a sublimely amazing life, no so-called creative non-fiction or memoirs.

Styles:
Literary.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Essay EssayUp to 12,500 words; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No OKText 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: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 31 Jan 2011

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