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Blut, Blutiger – Call for Papers

Das Journal “Monsters and the Monstrous” sucht für die Ausabe Winter 2014/15 Artikel zum Thema “Blut”. Für alle mit Konserven im Kühlschrank, Leichen im Keller oder Pelzviechern im Kleiderschrank.

Man beachte die vielfältigen Aspekte, die das Thema Blut bereitstellt:

“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

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

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 using either Microsoft® Word or
.rtf format. 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

~ articles should be between 4,000 – 7,000 words long

~ reflections, reports and responses should be 1,500 – 3,000 words

~ 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

Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours of receipt.

For further details of the journal, please visit:


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