Aside

How thick do you like your literary magazines?

22 May

My question today concerns length and content: when you read a magazine for literature, how long do you like it?

Let me know below, I’m curious for opinions on the matter.

-C.F.

A Queen’s Ransom

22 May

Heists make for fun reads, A Queen’s Ransom is no exception. Some fine dialogue in this piece.

“Wot’s ‘at?” Beany looked at the Smith & Wesson .357 magnum.

“Eet’s a gun, you tit.” Oliver shot back.

A Queen’s Ransom.

-C.F.

English: Smith & Wesson, Model 686 Plus Medium...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Intruder

22 May

A fun little read for those who aren’t huge fans of spiders. Like myself. Yikes.

Why is it that when I find a spider it’s in my bathroom? In such a private place! It’s an invasion of privacy, really, to have a spider in there while I have my pants pulled down, my ass cheeks exposed , settling down to take care of business. Then, bam! I see it there on the ceiling, showing off its ability to defy gravity.

Intruder.

-C.F.

English: Female Mouse Spider, Missulena bradle...

(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Paper Towns” by John Green

22 May

The Fluff is Worth the Good Stuff

The Story

Admittedly, I was and still am the most unlikely reader of John Green and his YA excellence. Pretension aside, — of which I hold little, now, — Green holds a special place in my literary heart, and “Paper Towns” is in his free hand. Continue reading

So far I have accepted three works. I need about twenty more.

22 May

Calling all writers, famous or not-so!

Eutektos is looking for pieces, and you may be part of the puzzle.

I want fiction. I want poetry. I want criticism. I want reviews. I want essays. I want columns. I want them all, and I want them badly.

I want to showcase you and your best writing. I want to spread the word: you have a voice, and are brave enough to sound it; you have a story, and are valiant enough to tell it; you have an idea, and are thoughtful enough to share it.

Don’t let your talent collect dust, send it to me!

Click on over to the submission page, read the details, and enter your submission into the submission form.

Time is ticking, June 14th is the latest you can get your submission in, before I start preparing the first issue of Eutektosdon’t miss out!

– C.F.

Submissions Call for Eutektos Magazine and Blog

21 May

Eutektos is comprised of two entities: the blog, and the magazine. The two are not mutually exclusive, but they do have their differences.

Eutektos is dedicated to artists and audiences. That is really all you need to know. We want incendiary, reactive works, but mellow or inventive is just as desired. The point is: send us what you love to make. If we like it, and it is of finest quality, you have a shot at being accepted.

Length and Payment

Accepted lengths for submissions:
Fiction: 100 (drabble) to 7,500 words. Serialized works are welcomed and will be discussed upon reception.
Poetry: 50 lines or less.
Essays: No longer than 2,000 words.
Criticisms: No longer than 2,500 words.
Reviews: Absolutely no longer than 1,500 words. 1,000 words should be ample.
Columns: See essays.
Works of visual art, whether synthesized analogically or digitally, are more than welcome. Continue reading

Placeholder Post (starring Emily Dickinson)

12 May
Hope

Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune–without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I’ve heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.