The Decadent Review is seeking spectacularly written texts of any length on the subject of Ludwig van Beethoven, commemorating his 250th birthday.

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. 



  • 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.

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