CFP [Due – Nov 28]: Monsters, monstrosity and blood

Monsters and the Monstrous Journal | In The Blood

The Call

This themed issue on the Monsters and Monstrosity Journal focuses on the connections between monsters, monstrosity and blood. In terms of the nature and physicality of blood itself, as a carrier of disease and contagion but also a conduit of genetic, ideological and memorial encoding.

Possible themes or points of departure:
Hot blood, in cold blood, blue blood, blood passion, bad blood, blood monsters, life blood, blood lines, blood relations, bloodshed, wire in the blood, pure blood, full blooded, blood disease, blood drinkers, blood suckers, true blood, false blood, blood art, blood addictions, menstrual blood, blood divination and written in blood, to name but a few.

This call for articles, artworks, poetry and prose considers all forms of the monsters of miscegenation, contamination, tradition, generations, revenge and rejuvenation. All and any ways that the very stuff of life becomes, and can be configured as, monstrous, threatening, deviant, mischievous and malignant.

We are also looking for film and book reviews on any theme related to the idea of Monsters and the Monstrous. All materials reviewed should have been published or released within two years of the journal issue they are submitted to. Any queries, please contact the editor at the email below.

Submissions for this Issue are required by Friday 28th November 2014 at the latest. Contributions to the journal should be original and not under consideration for other publications at the same time as they are under consideration for this publication. Submissions are to be made electronically wherever possible. All images, artworks and photographs need to have the appropriate copyright permissions before being sent in.

We also invite submission to our special features on Non-English Language Book Reviews. Please mark entries for these topics with their respective headings.

All accepted articles, artworks and prose pieces will receive a free electronic version of the journal.

Length Requirements:

  • poetry, prose, short stories can be any length but not exceed 7,000 words
  • articles should be between 4,000 ­ 7,000 words long
  • reflections, reports and responses should be 1,500 ­ 3,000 words long
  • book and film reviews should be between 500 and 1,500 words long

Submission Information:
All submissions should include a short biography (100-150 words) that will be included with the to be included submission if accepted. Please send submissions via e-mail using the following Subject Line: “Journal: Contribution Type (article/review): Author Surname”.

Submissions E-Mail Address: ten.yranilpicsid-retni@lanruojsretsnom

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