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BFS Publications / BFS Journal 19 and 20: Calls for Submissions
« Last post by AllenStroud on May 30, 2018, 04:11:11 pm »
Call for papers has just gone up for BFS Journal 19 and 20:

The journal is a mix of articles and is keen to accept submissions from people who want to write about fantasy, horror and science fiction.

Our focus is primarily the former, but our readers have interests across all three genres.

Academic articles for the BFS Journal should be between 2500 and 6000 words. We prefer nearer the former, as this is about the size of a conference paper. References in the text should be (Author, Date of Edition: Page Number) with a full publication listing for the bibliography given for each article at the end. Please don't use footnotes in your submissions.

Other articles, such as reviews of books, events, art and interviews are also accepted.

BFS Journal 19 Deadline for submissions will be August 1st 2018, with an expected print in October.

BFS Journal 20 Deadline for submissions will be October 1st 2018, with an expect print in December.

Please email should you wish to discuss an article.
BFS Publications / Re: BFS Journal #18
« Last post by AllenStroud on May 30, 2018, 04:10:37 pm »
Thanks for this, yes it does seem like I've attracted some kind of vengeful stalker. What a strange fellow!
Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
« Last post by PabloCheesecake on May 25, 2018, 01:29:01 pm »
Introductions / Re: Hello! Also, anyone attending emf?
« Last post by Rolnikov on May 24, 2018, 01:38:45 pm »
I'm not attending, but welcome to the society! Hope you have a good time there.
Introductions / Hello! Also, anyone attending emf?
« Last post by HHulbert on May 23, 2018, 09:29:51 am »
Hi, my name is Hannah Hulbert. I am a newbie member and novice writer of fantasy short fiction. Happy to be here and meet you all!
Also scouting around to see if any other BFS members are attending ElectroMagnetic Field this summer and fancy meeting up for a pint (or whatever)?
Ask the Authors and Artists! / Re: Rhys Hughes
« Last post by rhysaurus on May 22, 2018, 11:56:21 am »
My new book has just been published and this one is a little different from all the others, even though all the others are already rather different from each other. It is different because it's a collection of experimental OuLiPo fictions. I have talked about OuLiPo many times over the past thirty years. It is a type of writing that is still relatively unknown in the English writing world.

My book contains a selection of OuLiPo works that are divided into categories. In the first section, there are stories in which I applied simple arithmetical rules to the creation of the texts. These are stories that consist of x sections, each section with x paragraphs, each paragraph having x sentences, each sentence made up of x words. The value of  'x' increases from one to seven, therefore the lengths of the texts rapidly increases too. The texts are individual pieces, yet they also work together to create a sum greater than the parts.

The second section features stories with a much more complex structure. OuLiPo is about the application of logical constraints that must be adhered to strictly in order to stimulate the imagination and push the creative impulse in unexpected directions. There are many official logical constraints and in the past I have applied several of these to various tales. But I also wanted to invent my own constraint and thus I devised one that I call "greater or equal to 2n plus one" because it consists of story grids that can be read coherently across each row, down every column and along the main diagonals, but it is also possible that other unplanned stories exist on other diagonals or in meandering courses through the grids. Some of the more advanced grids are asymmetrical and present even greater opportunities for readings paths.

The third section is a logico-erotic story in which the workings of progressively more intricate logic gates control the action of the sexual partners who are the objects of the study. I wanted to combine two seemingly irreconcilable functions, namely sensuality and logic. The boolean algebra that determines the outcome of each encounter therefore acquires a physicality that is surely quite new and unexpected.

My book can be ordered directly from the publisher (Eibonvale Press) or from Amazon and other online bookshops.
BFS Publications / BFS Journal #18
« Last post by Rolnikov on May 21, 2018, 12:32:35 pm »
Received BFS Journal #18 today, edited by Allen Stroud, and it's on Goodreads now if any other members would like to add it to their reading lists:

Worth doing if you can, since Allen seems to have a foe who is indiscriminately giving all of his BFS publications a one-star rating, and it'd be nice to balance that out with ratings (good or bad) from people who have actually read them.
Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
« Last post by PabloCheesecake on May 18, 2018, 01:45:44 pm »
New Review: The Thousand Deaths of Ardor Benn by Tyler Whitesides
Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
« Last post by PabloCheesecake on May 18, 2018, 01:44:48 pm »
Promote Your Projects / Re: The Eloquent Page
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