CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Deadline: FRIDAY FEB 12, 2021 (Lunar New Year)
Publication Date: April 23, 2021

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We’re looking for writers with a fresh vision. We want to be surprised, seduced, hypnotized, transported, or transformed by your words. Think surrealism, noir, feminist erotica, speculative texts, dream diaries—explorations that transcend genre.

Guidelines:

Format: Word doc and/or PDF. (Be sure to include your email address within the manuscript.) Maximum length: 3,000 words.

Short stories,  experimental texts, flash fiction, and translations welcome. No poetry, no reprints, no simultaneous submissions. Reporting time: approx. 3 weeks. Payment: copy of the paperback anthology.

Email submissions to: blackscatbooks (AT) icloud (DOT) com  — and include the word “READER” in the subject line.

 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Le Scat Noir Encyclopaedia—VOLUME TWO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A sequel to our 2017 absurdist anthology, Le Scat Noir Encyclopaedia, featuring A-Z entries encompassing “All human knowledge in a single volume® ” — with a nod to Jarry’s science of imaginary solutions.  Contributors are advised to be familiar with the content and format  of the original edition before submitting. You can order a copy here.

Entries may be as short as one or two sentences for dictionary definitions; general entries should be between 50 and 150 words. Encyclopedic entries should not exceed 300 words. However, exceptions may be made based on textual excellence and pataphysical rigor. If you wish to include an illustration, format must be grayscale, 300 dpi (jpeg, png, or tif). Preference is for vintage line illustrations.

Below is a sample entry from our original edition.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please include name and email address within manuscript. Email your submission to: blackscatbooks (AT) icloud (DOT) com

Reporting time: 2 weeks.

DEADLINE: December 1st, 2020.

Call for Submissions

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Black Scat’s New Urge imprint is seeking erotic fiction for a third volume in the popular NEW URGE READER series.

We’re looking for women writers with a fresh vision. We want to be surprised, seduced, hypnotized, transported, or transformed by your words. Think surrealism, noir, feminist erotica, speculative texts, dream diaries—explorations that transcend genre.

LENGTH: 500 – 10,000 words
RIGHTS: First Rights
REPORTING TIME: Two weeks
PAYMENT: A copy of the paperback
DEADLINE: October 15th, 2017

Manuscripts  should  be submitted as attachments in Word or PDF format. Send to newurge (at) iCloud (dot) com.  Please include the word “anthology” in the subject line and make sure your name and email address are included in the manuscript.

 

 

Nonsense Rules!

MORE NONSENSE

One of the most popular issues of BLACK SCAT REVIEW was the special “Utter Nonsense” double issue (#9/10).  Readers will be happy to hear that we’ve decided to publish a sequel next year — “More Utter Nonsense”  — deadline to be announced. The lovely cover was done by a talented young Italian artist, Giada Cattaneo.

We think “More Utter Nonsense” is especially fitting since 2016 is an election year. Stay tuned for more details.

If you’ve missed any back issues of BSR. copies are available here.

Good Luck!

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cover painting by Alice Pulaski

 

Are you superstitious? If so, this may be your lucky day. We’re accepting manuscripts for BLACK SCAT REVIEW‘s thirteenth issue, theme: “Superstition.”  Deadline: Sept. 30th, 2015.

Issue #13 may, in fact, precede #12 (“Roussel’s Revenge”). That’s just the way we roll around here. Meanwhile, we’re still looking for texts in the spirit of Raymond Roussel.

Manuscripts should be sent to: black scat (at) outlook (dot) com

We strongly advise that you read an issue before submitting.