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Call for Submissions: Barrelhouse

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Call for Submissions: Barrelhouse
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Deadline September 12 (must be received by this date). Barrelhouse, a
literary magazine with a pop-culture twist, seeks unpublished poetry,
fiction and more....

Are you an optimist? Is the future so bright you simply gotta wear shades?

Maybe, but what if that flash of light you're protecting your precious
retinas from is really the first strike in a nuclear attack launched by
robots who speak in monotone Austrian accents as they strive to wipe mankind
off the face of the earth?

Ever think of that?

Barrelhouse, like any writer with a hint of an alcohol problem, both loves
and dreads the future. But who cares what we think? What are your thoughts
on the topic? Got a great story about what the world will be like in 2327?
Got a super essay delineating why the hover board is not yet flying off the
shelves of your local Toys R' Us? Got an amazing poem about what type of
programming will dominate network television schedules in the next
millennium? When it comes to writing about the future, the possibilities are
virtually limitless.
That's why our new contest is all about the future. We present The
Barrelhouse Invitational: The Future.
Send us your best writing (fiction, essays, or poems) on ANY topic related
to the future and we'll give you our undivided attention.

A quick note: Please keep in mind this is not exactly a sci-fi writing
contest. That isn't to say we won't publish an awesome future-oriented
sci-fi story if you've got one, but keep in mind Barrelhouse is a little
more interested in people than in plot, in personal connections with ideas
than in personal connections with crazy aliens who have three penises
(though if you could effectively work that into an essay or story we'd love
to read it).The future is about lots of things, including what might happen
next week, with you and that bike messenger with the tattoo of Gary Coleman
on his calf, or when your kids go to college, or when Ryan Seacrest is
finally crowned King of America.

Enter today at our fancy online submissions center (choose "the future" as
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