Blood Pudding Press is accepting submissions for its next multi-writer project, in the vein of [GROWLING SOFTLY] and ECTOPLASMIC NECROPOLIS.
This new project will differ in that instead of accepting 1-2 poems by approximately 30 different writers, I will be accepting 2-3 poems by approximately 15 different writers, so selection will be a bit pickier and some high quality work will have to be rejected. To increase your likelihood of acceptance, please carefully read and follow these guidelines. If you fail to meet these guidelines, I may delete your submission.
-Submit between November 25,2008 and January 25, 2009
-Send me 5-7 pieces either copied in the body of an email or as one Word Attachment. Also send a brief bio and your contact data. A cover letter is not necessary, but a small hello of sorts would be appreciated, perhaps including a little note about why you would like to be published by Blood Pudding Press. Email your submission to JulietX@Bust.com with the word ‘submission’ and your name in the subject line.
-Simultaneous submissions are fine & dandy, but please plan on informing me promptly if any of the pieces under my consideration are accepted for publication by another source. I do not want pieces that have been previously published by other print or online literary magazines, but pieces that have been posted on personal blogs are okay.
-Ideally, contributors will have read one or more of Blood Pudding Press’s offerings (available via www.BloodPuddingPress.etsy.com) to get a feel for the aesthetic we favor. We like things that ooze like the creamy innards of questionable dessert products. We like pulsating leeches. We like facial piercings. We like visible nipples. We like discolored flesh. We like sharp things, shiny things, furry things, fun things, dangerous things, and unapologetic things. We even like unapologetic shame, fear, pain. We like it tough, but we also like it vulnerable. We like railroad track debris and purring pussies. We like it messy, but that doesn’t mean uncooked. It should be well-baked, smart, maybe even strangely oblique. We like it sexy and we like it queasy and maybe even both at once. We like it girlie and we like it womanly and we also like it queer. If this description doesn’t make a lick of sense to you, then maybe Blood Pudding Press would not be the best fit for your material. We like icing bags, scars, sea creatures, love, lust, longing, burlesque, grotesque, and flirty. We might change this description later. We’re fickle that way.
-By pieces we mean poems, dreams, diary entries, short reviews from the small press literary scene, flash fiction (no long fiction, please), hybrids, collaborations, or sordid surprises.
The title of the new multi-writer project will be announced soon. Publication is projected for March 2008. Each accepted contributor will receive a complimentary copy.
Feel free to shower me with questions, comments, and peculiar propositions, but who knows what I might fling in your direction in return. I’m fickle that way.
Juliet Cook, editor, Blood Pudding Press