Red Lightbulbs 11

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About

Red Lightbulbs was inspired by the words of a young man with autism. He lived in one of the group homes I used to work for. Every morning, he would bend down to inspect my hair, and every morning he came to the same conclusion. "You smell like red lightbulbs," he told me. "Is that good or bad?" I asked. "It isn't good or bad," he said. "It's like red lightbulbs." Red Lightbulbs is an irregularly published collection of online ephemera open to fiction, poetry, video, sound, and many forms of hybrid art. We are interested in pieces that evoke, but don't explain, reveal, but don't represent. We seek pieces that embody an experience through flickers, fragments, and failed recollections. Basically, just don't bore us. Don't be boring. Don't treat the reader/listener/viewer like a moron. We are interested. Really. Trust us.

Country of Publication

United States

Audience

Unknown

Publication Media & Frequency

Audio Publication Audio PublicationUnknown publication frequency.
Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Literary, Pulp, Surrealist.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 3,000 words.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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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Poetry Closed

Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Slipstream.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Cross-Genre, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Horror HorrorOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Bizarro, Cross-Genre, Slipstream, Weird/New Weird.
Open to all/most Genres Open to all/most Genres
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms, including: Experimental poetry, Hybrid form, Prose poetry, Short poetry, Visual poetry.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Absurdist, Dark, Experimental, Literary, Pulp, Surrealist.
Topics:
Unknown
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known.
Payscale:
We do not list pay 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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Dates

Last Updated: 24 Apr 2018
Date Added: 07 Apr 2011

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