The theme of the eighth issue of the The Continental Literary Magazine is GROTESQUE.  Deformed gargoyles of gothic cathedrals. The horrifying masks of tribal shamans. An ape’s perplexing grimace. Over the centuries we’ve denoted many things with the term “grotesque”, the common denominator always being the unexplainable, the bewildering, and the repulsive. The grotesque is where the outlines of normality begin to blur: the no man’s land where the sober mind finds no trusty point of reference and rationality accepts defeat. The grotesque is terrifying, yet often this terror isn’t roused in us by nightmarish figures and monstrous faces but by our civilization’s malfunctions: in Eastern Europe the grotesque and the absurd are sister concepts and often characterize moments such as those in offices, in courtrooms, or in the police station.

The Continental Literary Magazine is an English-language literary magazine. The magazine focuses on the literature of Central Europe with the aim of creating a platform for contemporary Hungarian and Central European fiction writers to stake out their place in the English-reading world and, in particular, the North American literary market. It is published quarterly in the United States and the United Kingdom and sold in the largest bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million (BAM!) and WHSmith.

We would like to invite you, for our 2023 fall issue, to write a maximum 2000-word (15 000-18 000-character), previously unpublished essay, short story, or other preferred genre of prose work about the topic of Grotesque in English.

Our intention is to reveal manifold visions of Grotesque from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and we would like to invite you on this adventure.

Send us your text, become an author for The Continental get published for American readers!

Become a member of the prestigious circle of Noam Chomsky, Marina Abramović, Fran Lebowitz, Roxane Gay, Judith Newman, Daphne Merkin, Mircea Cărtărescu, Krisztina Tóth, Béla Markó, Zsófia Balla, István Kemény, János Háy, Zsuzsa Takács, Andrea Tompa, Tomáš Zmeškal, Silvester Lavrík, or Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki.

The deadline for submissions is 5 June, 2023.

For every accepted manuscripts we pay our authors an honorarium of 1000 USD. We would buy the exclusive publishing rights of the text for two years for our print and/or online platform.

We send personalized answer to every author within 30 days after submission deadline. Authors of not accepted submissions will also get a compensation.

We are looking forward to receiving submissions from all over the world!

The theme of the ninth issue of the The Continental Literary Magazine is BORDERS.  We are all enclosed by borders. We merely have to glance the daily papers to stumble across different forms of borders everywhere: in the political news we see border fences and border-defending wars; in economic news we’re told of the limitations of our infrastructures, in ecological news the limitations of our ecosystem’s tolerance; self-help marketing materials encourage us to step outside our comfort zones; while the tabloid press write about which latest public display overstepped the lines of good taste. At every level our existence is surrounded by borders, and these are sometimes as limiting as they are essential. Art and literature are a (well-marked) territory that offers safe passage for crossing borders.

The Continental Literary Magazine is an English-language literary magazine. The magazine focuses on the literature of Central Europe with the aim of creating a platform for contemporary Hungarian and Central European fiction writers to stake out their place in the English-reading world and, in particular, the North American literary market. It is published quarterly in the United States and the United Kingdom and sold in the largest bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million (BAM!) and WHSmith.

For the BORDERS issue of the Continental Literary Magazine we are looking for writing that reflects on the nature of the borders that define our being, be they personal and spiritual, geographic and political, concrete and abstract. We would like to invite you, for our 2023 winter issue to send us minimum 1, maximum 3 previously unpublished poem(s)/submission about the topic of Borders in English.

Send us your text, become an author for The Continental get published for American readers!

Become a member of the prestigious circle of Noam Chomsky, Marina Abramović, Fran Lebowitz, Roxane Gay, Judith Newman, Daphne Merkin, Mircea Cărtărescu, Krisztina Tóth, Béla Markó, Zsófia Balla, István Kemény, János Háy, Zsuzsa Takács, Andrea Tompa, Tomáš Zmeškal, Silvester Lavrík, or Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki.

The deadline for submissions is 4 September, 2023.

For every accepted manuscript (be it a one- or three-poem-package) we pay our authors an honorarium of 350 USD. We would buy the exclusive publishing rights of the text for two years for our print and/or online platform.

We send personalized answer to every author within 30 days after submission deadline. Authors of not accepted submissions will also get a compensation.

We are looking forward to receiving submissions from all over the world!

The theme of the seventh issue of the Continental Literary Magazine is BEAST. What separates humanity from the animal world? What is that shadowlike beast that follows humankind since our species’ birth? Where does it hide? How does it look? When does it stir and come out of its lair into the light? In the next issue of the Continental Magazine, we enter the wilderness of the human soul and rouse the beasts lurking within

The Continental Literary Magazine is an English-language literary magazine. The magazine focuses on the literature of Central Europe with the aim of creating a platform for contemporary Hungarian and Central European fiction writers to stake out their place in the English-reading world and, in particular, the North American literary market. It is published quarterly in the United States and the United Kingdom and sold in the largest bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million (BAM!) and WHSmith.

We would like to invite you, for our 2023 summer issue to send us minimum 1, maximum 3 previously unpublished poem(s)/submission about the topic of Beast in English.

In this thematic issue we ask our authors to paint a picture of the beast that hasn’t been tamed in thousands of years. Which is more terrifying? If the beast breaks loose from or human mask… or if it's domesticated for good? Our intention is to guide our readers into wild borderlands where the human and the animal intermingle, and we would like to invite you on this adventure.

Send us your text, become an author for The Continental get published for American readers!

Become a member of the prestigious circle of Noam Chomsky, Marina Abramović, Fran Lebowitz, Roxane Gay, Judith Newman, Daphne Merkin, Mircea Cărtărescu, Krisztina Tóth, Béla Markó, Zsófia Balla, István Kemény, János Háy, Zsuzsa Takács, Andrea Tompa, Tomáš Zmeškal, Silvester Lavrík, or Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki.

The deadline for submissions is 13 March, 2023.

For every accepted manuscript (be it a one- or three-poem-package) we pay our authors an honorarium of 350 USD. We would buy the exclusive publishing rights of the text for two years for our print and/or online platform.

We send personalized answer to every author within 30 days after submission deadline. Authors of not accepted submissions will also get a compensation.

We are looking forward to receiving submissions from all over the world!

The theme of the ninth issue of the The Continental Literary Magazine is BORDERS.  We are all enclosed by borders. We merely have to glance the daily papers to stumble across different forms of borders everywhere: in the political news we see border fences and border-defending wars; in economic news we’re told of the limitations of our infrastructures, in ecological news the limitations of our ecosystem’s tolerance; self-help marketing materials encourage us to step outside our comfort zones; while the tabloid press write about which latest public display overstepped the lines of good taste. At every level our existence is surrounded by borders, and these are sometimes as limiting as they are essential. Art and literature are a (well-marked) territory that offers safe passage for crossing borders.

The Continental Literary Magazine is an English-language literary magazine. The magazine focuses on the literature of Central Europe with the aim of creating a platform for contemporary Hungarian and Central European fiction writers to stake out their place in the English-reading world and, in particular, the North American literary market. It is published quarterly in the United States and the United Kingdom and sold in the largest bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million (BAM!) and WHSmith.

For the BORDERS issue of the Continental Literary Magazine we are looking for writing that reflects on the nature of the borders that define our being, be they personal and spiritual, geographic and political, concrete and abstract. We would like to invite you, for our 2023 winter issue, to write a maximum 2000-word (15 000-18 000-character), previously unpublished essay, short story, or other preferred genre of prose work about the topic of Borders in English.

Send us your text, become an author for The Continental get published for American readers!

Become a member of the prestigious circle of Noam Chomsky, Marina Abramović, Fran Lebowitz, Roxane Gay, Judith Newman, Daphne Merkin, Mircea Cărtărescu, Krisztina Tóth, Béla Markó, Zsófia Balla, István Kemény, János Háy, Zsuzsa Takács, Andrea Tompa, Tomáš Zmeškal, Silvester Lavrík, or Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki.

The deadline for submissions is 4 September, 2023.

For every accepted manuscripts we pay our authors an honorarium of 1000 USD. We would buy the exclusive publishing rights of the text for two years for our print and/or online platform.

We send personalized answer to every author within 30 days after submission deadline. Authors of not accepted submissions will also get a compensation.

We are looking forward to receiving submissions from all over the world!

The theme of the seventh issue of the Continental Literary Magazine is BEAST. What separates humanity from the animal world? What is that shadowlike beast that follows humankind since our species’ birth? Where does it hide? How does it look? When does it stir and come out of its lair into the light? In the next issue of the Continental Magazine, we enter the wilderness of the human soul and rouse the beasts lurking within

The Continental Literary Magazine is an English-language literary magazine. The magazine focuses on the literature of Central Europe with the aim of creating a platform for contemporary Hungarian and Central European fiction writers to stake out their place in the English-reading world and, in particular, the North American literary market. It is published quarterly in the United States and the United Kingdom and sold in the largest bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million (BAM!) and WHSmith.

We would like to invite you, for our 2023 summer issue, to write a maximum 2000-word (15 000-18 000-character), previously unpublished essay, short story, or other preferred genre of prose work about the topic of Beast in English.

In this thematic issue we ask our authors to paint a picture of the beast that hasn’t been tamed in thousands of years. Which is more terrifying? If the beast breaks loose from our human mask… or if it's domesticated for good? Our intention is to guide our readers into wild borderlands where the human and the animal intermingle, and we would like to invite you on this adventure.

Send us your text, become an author for The Continental get published for American readers!

Become a member of the prestigious circle of Noam Chomsky, Marina Abramović, Fran Lebowitz, Roxane Gay, Judith Newman, Daphne Merkin, Mircea Cărtărescu, Krisztina Tóth, Béla Markó, Zsófia Balla, István Kemény, János Háy, Zsuzsa Takács, Andrea Tompa, Tomáš Zmeškal, Silvester Lavrík, or Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki.

The deadline for submissions is 13 March, 2023.

For every accepted manuscripts we pay our authors an honorarium of 1000 USD. We would buy the exclusive publishing rights of the text for two years for our print and/or online platform.

We send personalized answer to every author within 30 days after submission deadline. Authors of not accepted submissions will also get a compensation.

We are looking forward to receiving submissions from all over the world

The theme of the eighth issue of the The Continental Literary Magazine is GROTESQUE.  Deformed gargoyles of gothic cathedrals. The horrifying masks of tribal shamans. An ape’s perplexing grimace. Over the centuries we’ve denoted many things with the term “grotesque”, the common denominator always being the unexplainable, the bewildering, and the repulsive. The grotesque is where the outlines of normality begin to blur: the no man’s land where the sober mind finds no trusty point of reference and rationality accepts defeat. The grotesque is terrifying, yet often this terror isn’t roused in us by nightmarish figures and monstrous faces but by our civilization’s malfunctions: in Eastern Europe the grotesque and the absurd are sister concepts and often characterize moments such as those in offices, in courtrooms, or in the police station.

The Continental Literary Magazine is an English-language literary magazine. The magazine focuses on the literature of Central Europe with the aim of creating a platform for contemporary Hungarian and Central European fiction writers to stake out their place in the English-reading world and, in particular, the North American literary market. It is published quarterly in the United States and the United Kingdom and sold in the largest bookstore chains, Barnes & Noble, Books-A-Million (BAM!) and WHSmith.

We would like to invite you, for our 2023 fall issue to send us minimum 1, maximum 3 previously unpublished poem(s)/submission about the topic of Grotesque in English.

Our intention is to reveal manifold visions of Grotesque from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean, and we would like to invite you on this adventure.

Send us your text, become an author for The Continental get published for American readers!

Become a member of the prestigious circle of Noam Chomsky, Marina Abramović, Fran Lebowitz, Roxane Gay, Judith Newman, Daphne Merkin, Mircea Cărtărescu, Krisztina Tóth, Béla Markó, Zsófia Balla, István Kemény, János Háy, Zsuzsa Takács, Andrea Tompa, Tomáš Zmeškal, Silvester Lavrík, or Hubert Klimko-Dobrzaniecki.

The deadline for submissions is 5 June, 2023.

For every accepted manuscript (be it a one- or three-poem-package) we pay our authors an honorarium of 350 USD. We would buy the exclusive publishing rights of the text for two years for our print and/or online platform.

We send personalized answer to every author within 30 days after submission deadline. Authors of not accepted submissions will also get a compensation.

We are looking forward to receiving submissions from all over the world!

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