Thursday, November 26, 2015
Are YOU a Cthulhusattva? Call for Submissions ends 12/15
Over at Martian Migraine Press they released for the call for their 2016 anthology Cthulhusattva: Lovecraftian Tales of the Black Gnosis. The deadline to submit something ends 12/15. If you've got something that's thoughtful, chilling, and in line with their core premise regarding the Cthulhu Mythos, I recommend sending something in.
As they ask: "What of the opposite numbers to your standard Lovecraftian hero? What of those servants of the Great Old Ones? The cultists. Sorcerers. Witches. Lone madmen and women. What of those who go seeking that dark enlightenment of their own free will? What of the individuals who choose to cast off from the shores of humanity’s placid island of ignorance, who choose to voyage far on those black seas of infinity that surround that island?"
They seek stories that "explore these themes, and these intrepid, intelligent, and yes, more than a little insane characters! However, we’re not interested in dyed-in-their-woolen-robes hooded cultists or card-carrying gibbering lunatics with knives behind their backs, laying in wait for the Randolph Carters and Professor Armitages of the world. Instead, give us stories that examine what it means to truly learn the nature of the Universe and come out the other side, smiling! Remember, the Old Ones are apathetic to human needs and desires, and are as likely to ignore a supplicant as devour them. So, consider how one might go mad at contact with them, but still live and move and have an affect in the world."
"We want to see tales of Mythos mystics, spiritual sorcerers, monstrous monks, and preternatural philosophers, and we want to see them in a diverse range of settings, not just Arkham. The world is vast and strange: show us the bizarre and mind-expanding traditions of far-flung locales! Take us from the deep past to the unimagined future! Give us stories that prove you can hear the Call of Cthulhu… and return as a Cthulhusattva!"
Open to submissions of stories up to 7000 words. Payment will be .03CAD per word + contributor copy (paperback and ebook)