WHAT WE WANT is Speculative Literature across the several genres of the high imagination: Adventure, Detection & Mystery, Fantasy, Horror & the Supernatural, and Science Fiction.
Each division of the pentapartite journal, representing the genres noted above, will include at least one original short story, two to three poems, at least one scholarly article, at least one scholarly review, and an illustration, ideally relevant to one of the stories or poems included in the section. A "Classic" in each of the genres will also be reprinted from the Public Domain.JOURN-E: The Journal of Imaginative Literature will be a PAYING PUBLICATION. SEE PAYRATES ON EITHER the JOURN-E page OR the SUBMISSIONS page (links also above in the menu bar).
SPECIFIC CRITERIA REGARDING WHAT WE WANT Popular Imaginative Literature (i.e. literature for the people) such as that corresponding to the rise and continued relevance of the literature of the HIGH IMAGINATION, deriving from the Age of Oral Culture (what we may call "Illiterature" (the tales and traditions of pre-literate societies: folktales, legends, and myths) and finding expression in the Age of Print.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR ROMANCE OVER REALISM
THINK GOLDEN AGE OF THE PULPS: Weird Tales, Amazing Stories, Astounding Science Fiction, Oriental Stories, etc.
While the popular genres of Adventure and Detective & Mystery fiction often verge toward the "Realistic, " in that the settings are "real world/this world" and the actions of characters are believably "human," True works in these popular genres often stretch the limits of coincidence and/or include nearly super-human or abnormally astounding capabilities of characters. These genres are decidedly more idealized and fantastical than the past century or so spate of "REALISM" as most "critics" define the term.
WE ARE NOT LOOKING FOR
What Queenie D. Leavis referred to as "High-Brow" literature. And we scoff at the notion that these popular forms are, in her highly erroneous and snooty term, "Low-Brow." As if the people who enjoy and are entertained by or in love with OR WRITE these popular forms have some excess of Neandertal genes.
In addition to our WELCOME Podcast, here follows some podcasts that should clarify the type of imaginative literature we are seeking for inclusion in JOURN-E.So, a quick overview of the SUB-GENRES for which we are seeking submissions:
Send any queries or comments to the Editor/Publisher, Frank Coffman (Email Link Below)
Mind's Eye Publications has been (up to this point) the private, self-publishing endeavor of Frank Coffman (me, the Publisher and Editor of my own work). Beginning with the publication of the Official Journal of Robert E. Howard Studies , THE DARK MAN [I was editor for numbers 5 and 6] and continuing through ROBERT E. HOWARD: SELECTED POEMS , COFFMAN STREET: POEMS FOR ROBERT E. HOWARD , and into the more current era with my chapbook, THIS AE NIGHTE, EVERY NIGHTE AND ALL  and the lately released collaborative collection with my "Partner in Rhyme," Steven Withrow, THE EXORCISED LYRIC , and my own third large collection, ECLIPSE OF THE MOON , it has been an independent, self-publishing entity.
But in 2020, Mind's Eye secured a trademark for the logo, an EIN (Employer Identification Number [individual proprietorship]), and purchased several ISBNs from Bowker (the official United States broker for such identifiers).
On the Autumnal Equinox of 2021 [22 September], a formal Call for Submissions for "The Journal of Imaginative Literature." was made. This journal will be entitled JOURN-E and will begin publication with a first issue both online and in print on the Vernal Equinox of 2022 [21 March].