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Alan DeNiro
Posted on Monday, May 10, 2004 - 09:23 am:   

Red Giant Guidelines

Red Giant will be a one-shot chapbook, a mini-anthology, of speculative poetry and poetry informed by science fiction, with an emphasis on work from experimental and innovative practices. It will be published by the Press of the Taverner in November 2004.

Speculative poetry cuts a wide swath through a many different traditions (or anti-traditions) in disparate writing communities, including both science fiction iconographies in popular culture and the language of scientific disciplines. Whether the poetry's roots--in subject matter or processes--are in A Scanner Darkly or The Crystal Text, Tiptree or Prynne, killer androids in role playing games or cybernetics, space opera or quantum mechanics, it's all pretty much fair game for Red Giant. Emphasis will be placed on work that eschews linearity, storytelling-in-verse, hoary formalism for its own sake, and simple "what if?" punchlines. The subject matter matters less than the linguistic speculations themselves.

Contributors will receive three copies.

The reading period is between the postmark dates of June 1-August 15. Email or print submissions are welcome during this time. Email submissions to, with "Red Giant submission" in the subject line. Stories can be snail mailed to:

Alan DeNiro, Editor
Red Giant
PO Box 28701
St. Paul, MN 55128

No reprints. Simul. submissions ok if notified immediately after acceptance somewhere else.

Feel free to email the above address with any questions. These guidelines were updated 5.7.04. Feel free to distribute widely. They can also be found at in their most recent form.

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