Creative Writing on the Apocalypse

The End is Here – Creative Writing Collection

deadline for submissions: March 30, 2020

full name / name of organization: Spectral Visions Press (University of Sunderland)

contact email: [email protected]

Spectral Visions Press is now accepting submissions for The End is Here: A Book about the Apocalypse. We want to hear your unique take on the fall of civilisation, we want to see your visions of our potential future, and we want to journey into your dystopic worlds. If you have a story or poem that fits the brief, start submitting.

• Minimum 1,000 words, maximum of 5,000 words of prose or 30 lines of poetry.

• Submissions should be formatted as a word document; we cannot work with pdf.

• Submissions should be double-spaced, use a neutral font style, and font size of eleven.

• Please include your full name, email address, your piece’s title, the date of submission, and a short bio (100 words) all on a short cover letter.

• All work must be original and not have been used previously in another collection.

from UPenn’s CFPs

August Days

I was going to be serious with these, but then I saw some fun ones, so I’m just putting in all the ones I think are cool. From National Day Calendar.

August 2: National Coloring Book Day

August 8: National Happiness Happens Day

August 9: National Book Lovers’ Day

August 14: National Creamsicle Day

August 16: National Tell a Joke Day

August 27: National Just Because Day

August 28: National Power Rangers Day AND National Bow Tie Day

CFP: Pop Culture

Studies in Popular Culture: A Call for Submissions for Spring 2020 issue

updated: Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 11:12amDr. Lynnette Porter, Editor/Studies in Popular Culture, Popular Culture Assoc in the Southdeadline for submissions: Thursday, August 1, 2019

Studies in Popular Culture (SiPC) is looking for submissions for the Spring 2020 issue. This journal of the Popular Culture Association in the South (PCAS) publishes articles on popular culture however mediated through film, literature, radio, television, music, graphics, print, practices, associations, events – any of the material or conceptual conditions of life. Contributors include distinguished anthropologists, sociologists, psychologists, cultural geographers, ethnomusicologists, historians, and scholars in comics, communications, film, games, graphics, literature, philosophy, religion, and television.

from UPenn’s CFPs

CFP: one-page story–wishes

Tidbits: A One-Page Story Anthology is looking for stories on the theme of wishes

updated: Wednesday, May 1, 2019 – 2:46pmTidbits: A One-Page Story Anthologydeadline for submissions: Sunday, June 30, 2019

Theme: Wishes

We are looking for one-page story submissions to the inaugural edition of Tidbits: A One-Page Story Anthology. For this collection, we would like authors to consider the theme of wishes. This encompasses but is not limited to:
wish-granting entities (genies, fairies, etc)
be careful what you wish for stories 
consequences of wishing
wishful thinking

from UPenn’s CFPs

Flow Issues

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi is the psychologist who summarizes his life’s work in The Flow. The book has been recommended to me several times, from several different sources.

I’ve only read 10% of the book and I can tell you that I don’t believe what Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi believes.

First, he vehemently says that the spiritual does not exist. He gives no proof, no argument. His word is the end of that discussion.

Then he does the same thing for creation. He states quite clearly that the universe was not made for humanity (which I agree with) and so it is hostile to it (possibly) because it is the result of random change (no).

At the 10% mark, he says the same thing about any non-physical experiences. He says there is no such thing as extra-sensory perception and other generalized things that I understand to mean non-physical. So, looking at that I see him saying several things I disagree with. God cannot talk to you. You cannot know when someone you love is in trouble. No one can ever know what another is thinking, without any discussion. These I do not agree with.