::fibreculture:: Fwd: Geek Mook: Call for Submissions

Michael Dieter mdieter at gmail.com
Wed May 11 13:30:23 CEST 2011


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From: Amy Espeseth <geekmook at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:11 PM
Subject: Geek Mook: Call for Submissions
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Geek Mook: Call for Submissions



Mook -

1. A bound hybrid publication issued in a series.

2. Not quite a magazine, not quite a book.

3. A collection of surprising, unconventional new writing.



Geek -

1. An awkward or socially inept person.

2. A person obsessed with technical or non-mainstream interests.

3. A carnival performer who performs sensationally morbid or
disgusting acts, such as biting off the head of a live chicken.



Vignette Press is now seeking work for the latest in its acclaimed
series of mooks. Following the success of The Death Mook and The Sex
Mook, Geek Mook explores the worlds of hackers, gamers, steam punk
fashionistas, trekkies, neo-punk trainspotters and obsessives of all
the other fixations that give us a reason to stave off death (and
quite frequently sex as well). As primarily book and literary geeks
ourselves, the editors especially welcome submissions caught in the
intersection of geekery and the literary. We’d love to learn about the
ways the ways geek, literary and human have crashed up and mashed up
in your lives and imagination: explain to us the aesthetics of coding;
remember a childhood struggling with the unfair dice rolls of AD&D and
ADHD; trace the interconnections between infidelity and Star Trek;
show us the human heart beneath the steampunk carapace.

Specs



We are accepting nonfiction, fiction, infographics, poetry,
illustration and other art forms which work well in a black and white
print format. Submissions may be from 500-3000 word, though we
envisage sweet-spots around 1250 words and 2500 words. We will
consider longer pieces where the work is so good, we’d feel silly
bowing to any word count rule. Geek Mook contributors should not
assume specialised knowledge or vocabulary on the part of the mook
audience, though they can and should expect intelligence and
curiosity. The pieces need not be homogenised, however, and we welcome
work that, like A Clockwork Orange, pushes us out a little past our
cognitive and linguistic depth, sinking yet strangely still able to
breathe.



Vignette Press appreciates the guts, labour and dedication required to
produce good writing and art. Unfortunately, at the moment, we are not
in position to express this monetarily. Each contributor will receive
two complimentary copies of the Geek Mook.



Possible topics include but are not limited to:



Coding

Conventions

Steampunk

Cosplay

Cinema

Fan fiction

Hacking

Online communities

Collecting

Music obsessions

WikiLeaks

Dungeons and Dragons

Superheroes

Zines

Blogging

Code poetry

Memes

Speculative fiction



Submissions open 1 July 2011 and close 31 July 2011.  Please email
your submission together with a fifty word bio to geekmook at gmail.com



Live long and prosper.

Aaron Mannion and Julian Novitz, Geek Mook Editors

Amy Espeseth, Publisher, Vignette Press  www.vignettepress.com.au



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