MAYDAY Magazine

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For its fall 2018 issue, MAYDAY Magazine invites  submissions of fiction, poetry, essays, book and film reviews,  interviews, works of translation, and visual art that address the theme  of SPECULATION. We seek writing that provides insight  into what is by contemplating what could be (or what could have been).  How does imagining other worlds—other histories, other galaxies, other  dimensions, other consciousnesses—teach us about who and what we  are...or who we may be?

Submissions may speculate on the personal (loves lost, roads not  taken, disasters avoided) and/or the political (possible histories,  histories of the possible, events that didn’t happen, events that may  happen in the future) and/or the cosmic (what could have been but isn’t,  what should never be yet feels inevitable). Submissions need not fall  into specific genres such as horror, sci-fi, or fantasy, though writing  in these areas is welcome. Whatever the form or writing tradition, MAYDAY remains  committed firstmost to literary quality: clear language, strong images,  memorable characters, innovative structure, and compelling insights.

Extended deadline is September 15, 2018. Please see additional guidelines below.

We're also interested in publishing interviews with writers, poets, artists, scholars, designers, entrepreneurs, and others engaged with culture. Please query maydaysubmissions@gmail.com to pitch an interview.



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