Speculative Challenge Issue
Pleasures and surprises await you in this half-dozen ghazals. “Speculative” writing and art covers a number of approaches. These poems seem more eerie than otherwise, “eerie” being an old term for the fantastic. Genre, by the way, seems very porous to me. Almost any of these ghazals could be considered psychological realism. Please join me in thanking Joshua Gage for his efforts in selecting and presenting these poems.
The Speculative Ghazal Challenge
Guest Editor: Joshua Gage
This challenge will be edited by our second guest editor, Joshua Gage. Please send submissions to The Ghazal Page; they will be forwarded to Josh. Submissions are due by 4 October. The planned publication date for the issue is 2 December. If you wish to review The Ghazal Page’s submission policy, you may find it here.
Here is Josh’s description of the theme for this challenge:
You will find several ghazals that provide a wide range speculative themes .
The editor prefers ghazals that retain the more formal elements (qafia, radif, etc.) and tends to eschew free-verse ghazals.