Deadline Extended for New Voices Contest; Open Submissions Closed

FlemishMask3 circa 1555The open submission period for our upcoming first e-book issue of See the Elephant is now closed. A big thank you to all who submitted. You will be hearing from us soon. However, if you are a new writer, you can still submit – read on for details!

See the Elephant Magazine’s New Voices contest deadline is now March 15, 2015

Prizes include cash and publication alongside established writers of literary, metaphysical and speculative fiction. To learn about the kind of fiction we publish, please see MCP Style & What We’re Seeking. For contest details read on.

Who Qualifies: Unless you are a semi-pro or professional writer (for example, you regularly sell stories to pro markets (paying 5c/word or more), or have established a career as a novelist, you may enter. Read more »

Cabinet of Wonders, 2.20.15

Domenico Remps, A Cabinet of Curiosity, 1690s

Domenico Remps, A Cabinet of Curiosity, 1690s

Web Fiction Reviews by Lauren Colie

Three tales of love (and hate) fill this week’s shelf in the cabinet. Festive, no? Maria Dahvana Headley and Malon Edwards ask us to confront our monsters, while Halli Villegas wonders if we are the monsters. Dive in to explore the weird reefs of passion—whether you bring bug spray or a machete is up to you.

A Review of “And the Winners Will Be Swept Out to Sea,” by Maria Dahvana Headley at Lightspeed Magazine

 

“I am not afraid of monsters. I’ve never been afraid of monsters. I’m afraid of love. Love is offering your body up to some god other than the one you were taught to worship…”

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Introducing Leah Lamb

LeahLambBlogger and storyteller Leah Lamb is our newest addition to See the Elephant. She will be writing a monthly article called Weird on the Web, part of our Cabinet of Wonders. The first installment will be coming next week, but in the meantime, I wanted to ask Leah about being weird.

Melanie Lamaga: Welcome, Leah! Since your going to be blogging about weird art, literature, history and science on the web, I thought you might like to tell us about your own weird-worthy history.

Leah Lamb: I loved your definition of weird, “The best weird gives you the feeling or realization that the world is not quite what you thought it was.” I’m a mythic storyteller, and create Soul Stories [www.medicinestories.com]. It is one of the oldest forms of storytelling, Clarissa Pinkola Estes refers to it as using El Duarte, to reflect the soul of the listener.

Cabinet of Wonders, 2-6-15

Frans Francken (II), Kunstund Raritätenkammer (1636)

Frans Francken (II), Kunstund Raritätenkammer (1636)

Web Fiction Reviews by Lauren Colie

A little bit of the mythical, a little sci-fi and some straight-up dystopia: find all of this and more in the stories pulled for today’s cabinet. Two selections weave strange new worlds to test your imagination; the other challenges your understanding of our own. Short, digestible and enchantingly immersive, these stories will transport you elsewhere in an instant.

 

 

A Review of Of Blood and Brine, by Megan O’Keefe at Shimmer Magazine

 

A fitting name, to start a new life in a new city. Far away from the nameless Child who had blended a killer’s end…
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