HOUDINI Magazine Editorial Guidelines
Welcome to HOUDINI magazine's editorial guidelines. As we stand amidst the echoes of a fallen society, our magazine is a testament to the boundary between what was, what might have been, and what could be. These guidelines aim to provide clarity on our expectations, the submission process, and the standards we uphold.
Philosophy and Ethos
HOUDINI magazine is a platform that merges the raw, unfiltered realities with intellectual rigor and diverse cultural content. We're not looking for ultra-polished, soulless narratives. We seek the visceral, the real – think Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
- Intense Experiences: Provocative drug experiences, akin to polished Erowid entries, loaded with intent, prose and description.
- Culture, Not Cliché: We're hunting for avant-garde movie reviews, deep dives into obscure albums, and critical looks at lesser-known artworks. Save the Harry Potters and Star Wars for another crowd.
- Narratives: Short stories or serialized tales in horror, sci-fi, fantasy, and pulp genres, with a distinct leftist perspective.
- Intellectual Grit: Dive deep into theory, aesthetics, philosophy, and those niche topics no one dares touch. "The Queer Experience LARPing" or "Capitalism and Our Soil Crisis"? Right up our alley.
- Raw Realities: We want the dirt and grind of daily life. Show us the world through the eyes of an overworked fast-food worker or someone battling a monstrous healthcare system.
- International Views: Embrace global narratives, especially from regions and perspectives underrepresented in mainstream media.
- Darker Realms: We've got a soft spot for horror and the occult. But don't mistake us for a true crime tabloid, unless there's a compelling reason to delve there. If it's haunting, unsettling, and draws from the shadows, we're here for it.
Your Words, Our World
- Tone: Raw. Real. Unfiltered. We're not after polished tales; we want the stories penned on sleepless nights.
- Length: Aim for at least 1,500 words. But if your tale demands more or less, let it flow. Discuss multi-part articles, serials, and shorter works with the editor.
- Avatar: Give us an image to put to your name. Doesn't have to be your mugshot; a smoking skull or any avatar that screams 'you' works.
References and Fact-checking
- Ensure accuracy for all claims, statistics, or referenced information.
- Use reputable sources.
Images and Media
- Ensure you have rights to use any included images.
- Provide captions and image credits.
- Submit articles in .txt, .doc, .pdf or .md.
- Include a brief bio (2-3 sentences), as well as an avatar image.
Feedback and Edits
We may suggest edits for clarity, accuracy, and alignment with our ethos. However, the article's essence will always remain.
- We only seek the rights to publish your work for HOUDINI magazine, including reprints and potential physical collections.
- By submitting, you grant us the right to publish, reprint, and revel in your work across various formats within that context. Think compilations or a nostalgic "from the archives" feature. Fear not; the soul of your work remains yours.
For contributors based in America, compensation starts at $30 per article, with potential negotiation. For international contributors, we currently pay using Western Union.
Audience & Growth
Currently, we're captivating around 1000 souls daily, with a growth of about 5% per day.
HOUDINI isn't just another magazine; it's an experience. It's raw, real, and relentless. Dive in, and let's create something unforgettable.
Please email submissions to the editor at email@example.com