Monday Market – Where Thy Dark Eye Glances: Queering Edgar Allan Poe – October 31, 2012 (HT: @silviamg)

Steve Berman is reading for ‘Where Thy Dark Eye Glances’:

The canon of Edgar Allan Poe, one of the foremost writers of dark and atmospheric fiction and poetry, offers readers haunted shores teeming with various erudite men brooding in the waning light over their feelings for unobtainable women. Yet, whether the tales or verses are grotesque or sinister, Poe’s narrators are Outsiders, dealing with emotions that so many queer individuals feel: isolation and abandonment as well as loneliness and lost love.

[…]Think both Gothic and gay. Obviously, dependent on the time period, the term homosexual might not be apt. Sexual identity is partly labeling, partly sexual experience, and partly attraction. But do not think of this as a romance or erotica anthology; first and foremost, these are stories that should be at home in Weird Tales as much as Strange Horizons.

This anthology sounds really cool, and as a bonus it pays professional rates of 5c per word, for poetry or fiction (1,500 – 12,000 words). Get writing, everyone, you have until the end of October!

Full details here: http://mroctober.livejournal.com/410167.html

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