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"Fairy stories make rivers run with wine only to make us remember, for one
wild moment, that they run with water."
-- G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
Thatâ€™s what Danteâ€™s Heart is looking for: stories, poetry, and art that
surprise and demand that the reader see the world as if for the first time.
The editors of Dante's Heart: A Journal of Myth, Fairytale, Folklore and
Fantasy invite submissions for their first issue, to launch in December 2007.
Dante's Heart will be a biannual, online venue for established and new
writers and artists to share creative work that explores how myth and fairy
tale define and are defined by the human experience(s). We want to
celebrate the shock, wonder, bewilderment, suffering, and enchantment of
myth, of the fantastic; we want to hear about rivers running with wine and
ghosts jumping the Mississippi on motorcycles. We're concerned with the
neglect of myth, with the blindness of a culture determined by myths it
hasn't thought about; we demand (beg, entreat, scream) that myths be
thought about, made and remade, handled with a delicate &
We do not recognize or bother with boundaries between genres. We are
looking for vital, knife-sharp work. We are looking for the unexpected, the
beautiful, the uncanny and nightmarish, the eldritch, the border of
twilight, the one wild moment. And after reading, when we return to â€œthe
fields we know,â€ we want to know these fields differently. Especially
welcome is work on or from mythic traditions outside the West.
Visit us at www.dantesheart.com. Send submissions and correspondence to:
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