Deadline 31st May

Call for Submissions

Allen Ashley and Sarah Doyle will be co-editing a new anthology this year, with a submission window open for three months, from March 1st until May 31st 2018.

To be published this autumn by David Rix’s elegant Eibonvale Press, “Humanagerie” will showcase both poetry and short fiction on the theme of animals. The book will not be about animals as such, but will instead be inspired by the characteristics that animals possess, and the points at which these intersect with – and manifest in – humanity. 

They are interested in shifting states, in scenarios that explore duality, hybridity, and liminality.
They hope to discover new existential narratives in the spirit of Franz Kafka’s “Metamorphosis” and Hermann Hesse’s “Steppenwolf”.

They are seeking poems and short stories that contain some element of the speculative and/or the fantastical, the metaphorical, metaphysical or magical; not straightforward descriptive pieces, or 'nature' themed writing that works only on one level. 

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