Monstrum: A New Journal

We are pleased to announce the official launch of Monstrum, published by Spectral Visions Press.

Goya - The Sleep of Reason

Goya – The Sleep of Reason

So what exactly is Monstrum?

Monstrum is an academic journal which specialises in monsters and the monstrous. It welcomes submissions of an interdisciplinary kind, as long as it is original and interesting. Monstrum is a celebration of all things Gothic, from the supernatural to the Borders; from Penny Dreadfuls to folklore.

Our editorial board boasts some of the most innovative and well-respected minds in the field of Gothic studies and literature, as well as some prolific authors on the writing scene. You can view the full list of members here.

We are seeking proposals for our inaugural issue. You can download the Call for Papers here. The deadline for proposals in 31st January 2015. The issue will be available later in 2015.

And don’t forget that 31st January is also the deadline for submissions for Spectral Visions: Grim Fairy Tales, also published under Spectral Visions Press. You can see the call for submissions on this blog here.

You can follow Monstrum on Twitter and Facebook for upcoming updates. And don’t forget to like the Spectral Visions Press Facebook page for future publishing opportunities.

Look out for a post soon about the launch of Spectral Visions Press, with further information about the kick-off celebrations: Spectral Visions, Burns, The Borders.

About spectralvisions

Spectral Visions is an annual Gothic conference hosted by the University of Sunderland. It explores the dark, the decadent and the terrifying aspects of Gothic literature and language. This blog is a student-run initiative, where Visionaries showcase their creative talents and learning in short stories, poems and essays on the Gothic. You can follow us on Twitter at @spectralvisi0ns or like us on Facebook at
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