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Call for Copy: Special Poetry and Fiction Edition!

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Submissions are now being accepted for a special POETRY AND FICTION edition of the Monad.Reader. Poems about Haskell, short stories about Haskell, poems about poems about Haskell, elaborate monad tutorial allegories, Haskell/Dinosaur Comics crossovers: all fair game!

If you want a bit of inspiration, check out these links. But you are a creative bunch, I’m sure you can come up with all sorts of fun ideas and formats.

The submission deadline will be

Friday, February 18

but feel free to send submissions at any time between now and then.

Questions That May Be Asked Frequently (QTMBAF)

Q. Are you serious?
A. Absolutely.

Q. The deadline is only four weeks away! It will take me at least five weeks to write my incredible masterpiece!
A. Are you serious?

Q. Will you take every submission or will there be some sort of selection process?
A. I hope to publish every submission, although not without going through a process of editing and suggested revisions. Ultimately, it depends on the number of submissions.

Q. Can I submit the same poem multiple times to increase my chances?
A. I have written a sophisticated, 5000-line Haskell program to detect this and alter your submission in a subtle yet highly embarrassing (for you) way.

Q. Seriously, this is a dumb idea.
A. Please try to phrase your question in the form of a question.

Q. Seriously, is this a dumb idea?
A. No, I’m pretty sure it is awesome.

Submission Details

Submissions should be sent to (byorgey at Simple text submissions are fine for short submissions such as poetry. For longer submissions, LaTeX is appreciated. See the submission guidelines to get started.

If submitting in LaTeX is a hardship, text submissions will be accepted. Submissions in Microsoft Word format will be deleted and then overwritten fifty times with random bits.


Written by Brent

January 19, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Posted in Call for Copy

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  1. Will submissions of LaTeX source code in Microsoft Word documents be accepted?


    January 20, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    • Yes, they will be happily accepted. By my shredder.


      January 20, 2011 at 4:05 pm

  2. Chris Done

    February 13, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    • Did you write this?


      February 13, 2011 at 3:46 pm

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