ABOUT

“Unreliable sources have claimed that OCCULUM is David Lynch’s favorite lit journal. This in turn, is also unreliable.” – Ų̬̝̯͍̣̩̬̎̊̅̑̔͌͞N̫̪̦͐̓̊̆̔͂̕K̑͊͆̃͘͏̪̻̝̤N̗͇̞͕̜̱̻̯ͤ͂̾͂̄Ȯ̱̜͚͇͓͓͔̆͐ͧ͐W͚͔͖͈͖̼̓N̷̲̭͎͇̏ͩ̉̊

 

OCCULUM is a journal of speculative fiction, various species of poetry, and other peculiarities bent towards the unabashed and unorthodox. Semi-normies are cool too. Eye want to be beguiled, curious, enchanted, and uneasy. Eye want magic (all of it), mirth (more of it), and mayhem (to an extent). Eye want those ripped-up, crumpled pages from your diaries. Eye want your rough drafts. Eye want the exquisite, the grotesque. Eye want to be twisted into uncomfortable proportions. Eye want an infinite, yet comfortable kind of darkness. Eye want the endless voids inside your head. As far as aesthetics go, maybe this will help.

 

Accepted genres and sub-genres of prose and poetry:

  • Weird fiction
  • Experimental
  • Speculative Fiction (Fantasy, Horror, Scifi)
  • Surrealism
  • Slipstream
  • Magical realism
  • Creative nonfiction
  • Gurlesque/Spike-fisted feminist manifestos

 

OCCULUM urges you to include the voiceless, the few, the odd, the forgotten – anything that reflects the current human condition and the point on which it exceeds. If you want to know what Eye am all about, feel free to scour through the archive

The journal reads work from anyone from anywhere year-round – all ages, genders, ethnicities, etc. – encouraging both established and emerging writers of weird and speculative fiction from across the globe. 

ALL HAIL THE THIRD EYE PATH

 

 

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