The Decadent Review is an equal opportunity publication, with three female editors, and one male editor. Yet, at least ninety percent of our submissions come from men. No, we are not seeking “feminist” submissions (and of course, we will not publish a poem simply because you are female), we're just looking for excellent texts from anyone. We have at least five submission calls open (all of which do not specify any chromosome differences in preference, by the way!), here:

Meta on Meta: https://thedecadentreview.submittable.com/submit/162440/meta-on-meta

Aesthetics and Abstraction: https://thedecadentreview.submittable.com/submit/165151/aesthetics-and-abstraction

Criticism and Reviews: https://thedecadentreview.submittable.com/submit/151144/criticism-and-reviews

Shostakovich: https://thedecadentreview.submittable.com/submit/192413/dmitri-shostakovich

Thank you,

Editors of The Decadent Review.

The Decadent Review is seeking spectacularly written texts of any length on the subject of Dmitri Shostakovich and his music.

 

We're looking for: 


Criticism (cultural, literary).

Reviews (recordings, books, poetry, art).

Essays (aesthetics, linguistics, meta, history).

Musical ekphrasis of compositions (poetic, euphonious, discordant).

 

We value:


Erudition.

Cynicism.

Sarcasm.

Classicism.

Brutality.

Humor.

Existential despair. 

 

Guidelines:


Word (.docx).

12pt font.

Use spaces, not tabs, to format stanzas.

Do not use the ruler to format stanzas, use spaces.

Do not count on page width to format stanzas, use explicit new lines.

Single spaced.

One article per author.


The Decadent Review is open to spectacularly written texts of any length. 

We're looking for:

  • Criticism (cultural, literary).
  • Reviews (books, poetry, art).
  • Essays (aesthetics, linguistics, meta).

We value:

  • Erudition.
  • Cynicism.
  • Sarcasm.
  • Classicism.
  • Brutality.
  • Humor.
  • Existential despair. 

Guidelines:

  • Word (.docx).
  • 12pt font.
  • Use spaces, not tabs, to format stanzas.
  • Do not use the ruler to format stanzas, use spaces.
  • Do not count on page width to format stanzas, use explicit new lines.
  • Single spaced.
  • One article per author.

THIS IS NOT A CALL FOR POETRY.

The Decadent Review is open to spectacularly written texts of any length on the subject of aesthetics and abstraction.


We're looking for:

  • Criticism (historical, cultural, literary).
  • Reviews (including artistic and poetic analysis).
  • Essays (linguistics, mathematics, philosophy, meta - think: Hume, Burke, Heidegger, Birkhoff, Borges, Oulipo, and so forth).

 We value:
 

  • Erudition.
  • Cynicism.
  • Sarcasm.
  • Classicism.
  • Brutality.
  • Humor.
  • Existential despair. 

 Guidelines:
 

  • Word (.docx).
  • 12pt font.
  • Single spaced.
  • One article per author.


 As an exercise of meta on meta, The Decadent Review is looking for:

  • Criticism of criticism essays (cultural, literary).
  • Reviews of reviews (books, poetry, art).
  • Poetry on poetry (classical, modern).
  • Essays on essays (aesthetics, linguistics, semiotics).

To clarify, the submission call is for works based on existing works, or that lays on top of them as a literary superimposition.

Please explicitly name the underlying work.

Extra points for meta of meta of meta; that is, pieces that overlay (a conceptual meta) a work that is already a meta-work, or an ekphrasis of some sort, and so on.

As always, we value:

  • Erudition
  • Cynicism.
  • Sarcasm.
  • Classicism.
  • Brutality.
  • Humor.
  • Existential despair. 

Guidelines:

  • Word (.docx).
  • 12pt font.
  • Use spaces, not tabs, to format stanzas.
  • Do not use the ruler to format stanzas, use spaces.
  • Do not count on page width to format stanzas, use explicit new lines.
  • Single spaced.
  • One article per author.