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Current Submission Guidelines for The Cosmologue

Wednesday, the 13th of February, 2019

Art

  • Submissions must exhibit some form of speculative idea**: eg, a science fiction setting, a horror theme, mythological creatures, gothic artscape, etc.
  • Up to A1 size.
  • Delivered in .png, .pdf, or .tiff digital formats.
  • No hard copy originals (unless you wish to give them to me as a gift).
  • Sketches and concept art just as desired as full colour images!
  • Experimental artworks welcome.
  • Accompanying poetry and fiction is welcome, however we do not guarantee it will be published.

Fiction

  • Submission must exhibit some form of speculative idea**.
  • Up to 12,000 words in length.
  • Preferred length is 2000 to 5000 words.
  • Absolute minimum length is one sentence.
  • Acceptable in .docx, .doc., .pages, .rtf, .pdf formats.
  • Headings and byline in Arial or generic sans serif font.
  • Body text in Times New Roman or other generic serif font.
  • All formatting will be removed and made to conform with in-house styles.
  • Fiction can include conceptual and background works, such as alien cultural studies, character stories, world profiles, etc. However, there must be something that makes it interesting to read. We're not going to publish half-assed D&D character bios, for example!
  • Include your byline under the title of the fiction (your name and who you are/what you do).

General Notices

  • As this list evolves, we will endeavour to make sure you are updated. This remains the current and true submissions parameters list.
  • For now, submit your art and fiction to: [email protected]. Subject Heading: Cosmologue Submission. In the future I will release a more central email account for this purpose.

** By a 'Speculative Idea', I refer to what the scholar Darko Suvin describes as 'cognitive estrangement', something completely new from reality that encourages a reader to view something in a completely different way.

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We're only weeks away from announcing the date for the first volume for the first edition of The Cosmologue! It's great to see that this page has been shared around social media without my effort, but I'm hoping to start seeing more interest as we count down closer to the 1st of May!

Please read the submission guidelines in the pinned post above and send me your art and stories as soon as possible! If we can make a huge splash, all the better!

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The publication date is close to being set. Come the 1st of May we will find out if we acquired the necessary funding we need to get some marketing done for us. Whether we do or not, we will still go ahead and publish. As of right now, we're aiming for a late May to early June publication date.

Expect to see more posts, and hopefully even some previews!

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The Cosmologue's Facebook page has been live now for about a week. If you come by here, and haven't liked it already, please go visit it and like and follow the page! https://www.facebook.com/cosmologue/

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The new imagery is courtesy of Kate Fernandes, a fantasy artist based in Melbourne, Australia. To see more of her work, visit: https://www.facebook.com/katefernyfineart/

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Q & A: Payment for Submissions

I received an enquiry regarding remuneration for submitted art and fiction.

I have every intention of offering monetary compensation for all fiction and art that's published in The Cosmologue. Soon I'll release a brief schedule of what I intend to pay as standard rates. For all of you wondering, yes, that's the main expense that subscription fees and donations will be covering.

If you wish to support this endeavour, you can do so with art, fiction, or donations.

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Now is as good a time as any to put the call out for art and fiction! Here are the parameters:

Art

  • Up to A1 size.
  • In .png, .pdf, or .tiff digital formats.
  • No hard copy originals (unless you wish to give them to me as a gift).
  • Sketches and concept art just as desired as full colour images!
  • Experimental artworks welcome.
  • Must belong to speculative fiction or its many genres.
  • Accompanying poetry and fiction is welcome, however we do not guarantee it will be published.

Fiction

  • Up to 12,000 words in length.
  • Preferred length is 2000 to 5000 words.
  • Absolute minimum length is one sentence.
  • Acceptable in .docx, .doc., .pages, .rtf, .pdf formats.
  • Headings and byline in Arial or generic sans serif font.
  • Body text in Times New Roman or other generic serif font.
  • All formatting will be removed and made to conform with in-house styles.
  • Fiction can include conceptual and background works, such as alien cultural studies, character stories, world profiles, etc. However, there must be something that makes it interesting to read. We're not going to publish half-assed D&D character bios, for example!
  • Include your byline under the title of the fiction (your name and who you are/what you do).

As this list evolves, we will endeavour to make sure you are updated. This remains the current and true submissions parameters list.

For now, submit your art and fiction to: [email protected]. Subject Heading: Cosmologue Submission. In the future I will release a more central email account for this purpose.

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Alternative social media posts, such as this one, are also helping to boost the visibility of 'The Cosmologue'

https://www.minds.com/newsfeed/931685661121368064

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Hi everyone!

I've returned from my holiday and I've updated the GoFundMe campaign to make note of that. Here's that link: https://www.gofundme.com/launching-the-cosmologue-magazine&rcid=r01-154750538252-6521b66033934a76&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

A new video and a schedule of my plan will be uploaded soon, and we'll be looking to get our first release soon enough. Stay tuned!

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We've expanded the campaign to kickstart The Cosmologue by setting up a 'GoFundMe' page and a short 'welcome' video.

Here is the link to the GoFundMe campaign: https://www.gofundme.com/launching-the-cosmologue-magazine&rcid=r01-15453613221-c051d807ea2c454a&pc=ot_co_campmgmt_w

And here is my Welcome video, which will do for now until I have the time and ability to get a better one: https://youtu.be/R6vC0f4Cr34

Thank you!

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Welcome!

This is the early days of The Cosmologue's existence. We are working on the first edition of The Cosmologue, and we're inviting you to submit your short stories (up to 10,000 words; preferably between 2000 - 5000 words) and your artworks (high resolution scans of originals). We also welcome essays.

We want to explore the heights and depths of the furthest possibilities, controversial and radical ideas, and previously unpublishable novelty.

The Founder of The Cosmologue, Marcos Fernandes, is an editorial veteran and an avid fan of science fiction and fantasy.

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  • Monthly published speculative fiction and art digital magazine called 'The Cosmologue', featuring new, aspiring, and casual artists and writers.
  • Features artwork and fiction in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, gothic, horror, paranormal and magic realism, the "Punks" (steam, diesel, atom, cyber, etc), alternative history, futurism, dystopian and utopian visions, essays, and more!
  • Supporting new ideas, radical content, and bold artwork. From fun and flighty adventures to dark explorations of the soul, bravely handling ideas too hot or controversial for the regular press. The Cosmonauts of the Cosmologue seek these out!

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