|Totem 10: Gates of Desire by James Mahan|
Official mgv2_78 front cover
I guess the theme might be a bit obscure for some English-speaking readers/contributors. So please, read about Alfred Jarry's play King Ubu and Ubu Cuckolded. Inform yourself about "pataphysics": the science beyond metaphysics, of imaginary solutions, the theatre of the Absurd, Surrealism.
The wikipedia article is quite reliable for once http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ubu_Roi
|Jarry's woodcut of Ubu|
Submissions must be sent as a doc, rtf or txt attachment. You can send up to 5 poems/short-fiction and 2 stories/non-fiction. No limits set but try to keep your word-count reasonable. If sending a play (excerpt) it must be exceptional and totally related to the theme.
Title your submissions with lastname_firstname_title_issuenb, put this into your email header too.
As usual, simultaneous submissions are encouraged, and previously published work is accepted as long as the publishing background is clearly stated.
Send a short biographical note (5 lines maximum). No author's photograph needed.
The deadline is August 31. Send all submissions to mgversion2datura [at] gmail [dot] com
Send in. Don't be shy or scared. I don't want you too. I want satire, absurd, riot, revolution, trauma, ubuesque work.
Remember that I am now reading submissions on a rolling basis. The two next themes will be
mgv2_79 | Viral | 01_14: When words and images spread like an unstoppable bug. Deadline October 31.
mgv2_80 | I'm on Fire | 04_14: Do I need to specify this theme? Deadline February 28.