And Now for Something a Little Different: School Nights in Spanish

The objective of this group is to go towards the realization of an anthology of microfictions between 200 and 300 words whose subject is human life as an essential value.  The thematic axis must be the struggle of human beings to preserve or gain their dignity, identity and integrity.  I will have preference for texts describing abuses, mistreatment, persecution and discrimination against women, children, the elderly, the different, persecuted for political or religious reasons.  The deadline is September 30, 2017.

Such was the call, the book TODO EL MUNDO EN UN LIBRO or ALL THE WORLD IN A BOOK, but in Spanish (though submissions in English would be okay).  So why not?  I had a less than 300-word piece called “School Nights,” about a girl who discovers a vocation to be a vampire, which sort of fit the scheme anyway.  So off it went to “Compiler” Sergio Gaut Vel Hartman.  And now, via FaceBook, we have announced what I think is the final list of forty accepted authors and stories:

Aquí va la lista de los cuarenta siguientes:

“Estás igualito”, de Jorge Ariel Madrazzo
“El vagabundo”, de Samuli Antila
“Emporeio”, de Kostas Paradias
“Antes de que sea tarde”, de Luisa Axpe
“Confesión”, de Armando Azeglio
“Estado de sitio”, de Eduardo Cerdán
“El sacrificio”, de Fabio Calabrese
“La biblioteca humana”, de Martijn Adelmund
“Pasos en la arena”, de Giovanni Agnoloni
“El asalto”, de Carlos Almira Picazo.
“Noches de aprendizaje”, de James Dorr
“Barro”, de Jay Caselberg
“Dayland”, de Alejandro Marcelo Guarino
“Artesanal”, de Sergio Gaut vel Hartman
“Otro día”, de Pedro José García Gambín
“Diamar”, de Julia Martín
“El hombre del tren”, de Bruce Memblatt
“Esta ciudad”, de J.S. Meresmaa
“¿Alguien lo vio?”, de Hector Ranea
“Niños y gatitos”, de John Paul Allen
“El final de la vigilia”, de Mark E. Pocha
“Otro día en la vida”, de Holly Schofield
“Amor sobre todo”, de Betina Goransky
“La condición femenina”, de Karen Jennings
“Transformación”, de Valjeanne Jeffers
“La partida”, de Alberto Chimal
“La sala de descanso”, de J.J. Haas
“Asesinato sin testigos”, de Javier López
“Penas cultivadas”, de Rosana Canosa.
“Renacimiento”, de L.V. Cervera Merino
“Espejo del cuarto de hora”, de Juan Pablo Noroña
“Circulo vicioso”, de João Ventura
“Cinco amigos”, de José Eduardo Lopes
“El espantapájaros”, de Carlos Manuel Cruz Meza
“Dice mi madre”, de Lucas Cristofaro de Vincenti
“El timbre sonó durante un largo rato”, de Katica Kulavkova
“Deseos”, de Leonardo Killian
“Solux”, de Michael Marrak
“Sacrificio de vida y muerte”, de Gerard Houarner
“Decisión”, de Jorge Candeias

“School Nights” (or translated here, “Nights of Learning”) was originally published in GOTHIC BLUE BOOK IV: THE FOLKLORE EDITION (Burial Day Books, 2014 — cf. October 13 2017; October 29 2014, et al.), with TODO EL MUNDO EN UN LIBRO originally set to be published in Spain in March, but with the announcement of authors out just this month (originally to have been December 31), could be running five or six seeks late.

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  1. congratulations, Jim! Sounds a goodie, even if you can’t read the contributor’s copy!




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