MARGIN: Exploring Modern Magical Realism

Publisher: Tamara Kaye Sellman

Established: 2000

Frequency: triquarterly

Accepts Email Submissions: Yes

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Description: MARGIN is the world's only continuous survey of literary magical realism. Our goal is to explore modern magical realism.

Editor(s): Tamara Kaye Sellman


_x000D_ In recognition of the fourth centenary of the first edition of El ingenioso hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha (The Ingenious Nobleman Don Quixote de la Mancha), we announce a new special theme for 2004-2005:_x000D_

_x000D_ WHERE TREE, SKY AND STONE BREATHE AS ONE_x000D_ Magical Realism from the Iberian Peninsula_x000D_

_x000D_ OUR GOAL at MARGIN is to explore modern magical realism. In this second in a series of special theme issues, we will address the diversity of voices from Europe's Iberian Peninsula, celebrating their particular manifestations of literary magical realism. For our survey, we are defining the Iberian Peninsula as including Spain, Portugal, Gibraltar, Andorra and The Azores._x000D_

_x000D_ Postmark Deadline: December 31, 2004._x000D_

_x000D_ Estimated reply time is the end of February 2005 or sooner. Please note the anthology goes on break in December of every year._x000D_

_x000D_ MARGIN's Iberian Peninsula exploration will be launched in May 2005. If you have any questions about this special theme, don't hesitate to ask! E-mail inquiries and/or submissions to: smike10@qwest.net_x000D_

_x000D_ Tamara Kaye Sellman
_x000D_ Publisher and Founding Editor
_x000D_ MARGIN: Exploring Modern Magical Realism_x000D_
_x000D_ 321 High School Road NE, PMB #204
_x000D_ Bainbridge Island, WA 98110_x000D_

_x000D_ _x000D_ *Please note the anthology is closed to general submissions. Visit the website at for information regarding separate contests for poetry, fiction and short short works.

Length: 3000 words firm on all prose

Rights: negotiable

Payment: Author bio with weblinks, future compensation to be offered after we achieve nonprofit exemption. We offer excellent exposure to readers from more than 70 countries, and are affiliated with CLMP, PEN and other major literary arts organizations.

Tips: Must be magical realism. Beautiful writing that is not magical realism will be rejected. Not sure what magical realism might be? Read our criteria page

How to Submit: Submissions embedded in email are fine, as are submissions by surface mail. Do not send multiple submissions (more than one manuscript in an envelope) unless they are poems. Simultaneous submissions okay with notification.

Response Time: Response time for this special theme issue will occur in early 2005. However, we recommend submitting now if you have something you think we'll like, while continuing to market it elsewhere. We take reprints if rights are available.

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Address: 321 High School Road NE PMB #204 Bainbridge Island WA 98110 USA

This listing was last reviewed and/or updated on 2004-04-12