The Efflorescing of the Ears as they listen to Classical Music.
DF Lewis is intending to publish a Horror anthology book with the above title in 2012.
(Horror stories, Weird Literature or Ghost Fiction.)
Each story must feature in some way Classical Music, i.e. from Bach to Britten.
Stories between 2000 and 10,000 words.
One-off payment upon publication: 1p (£0.01) per word
Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2012
Submissions (not simultaneous or multiple) as a Word attachment to email@example.com. [Please expect a simple acknowledgement within a few days of your submission. Otherwise please send it again.]
Stories must be previously unpublished.
As with the HA of HA, DF Lewis will edit, publish, design, typeset and print (via Lulu) this book. It will be distributed under an ISBN system.
I may need to keep your story for the whole reading-period but may not be able eventually to accept it depending on the timing of other acceptable stories being submitted to me over the period.
Some of my favourite composers: Brahms, Mahler, Beethoven, Shostakovich, Sibelius, Schubert….
And particularly interested in Chamber Music.
Having said that, whatever the particular Classical Music chosen to feature in the story will not weigh in the balance as much as HOW it features.
Please see the HA of HA, for the type of story I favour.
As a paying market for writers, MEGAZANTHUS PRESS / NEMONYMOUS (2001 – 2011) has previously published 184 original stories by various authors. ‘Classical Horror’ follows in this tradition.
…Wagner (Parsifal), Glass (Akhnaten), Mozart (Requiem), Faure, Franck, Debussy, Ravel, Szymanowski, Penderecki, Anton Webern, Alban Berg, Schmidt, Ades, Null Immortalis etc etc
PS: I am keen to get horror stories about characters interacting in some way with classical music. Not necessarily horror stories about the plots of operas or the lives of composers.
PPS: IF THERE IS SOME OBSCURE PIECE OF CLASSICAL MUSIC YOU WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST AS INSPIRATION FOR A STORY, I MAY BE ABLE TO SEND IT TO YOU AS AN ADDRESS TO AN ON-LINE FILE.
All orange images on this page are by Garry Nurrish from the back cover of Weirdmonger: The Nemonicon (Prime Books 2003). These images should not necessarily have any bearing on your submission as they are intended to be viewed here as entertainingly imaginative ‘enhancement’ of otherwise boring guidelines!
(Later edit): Whole back cover shown in comment attached to this post.