The international peer-reviewed journal Abusões, based at the State University of Rio de Janeiro, has issued the following cfp:
Howard Philips Lovecraft is one of the most influential writers in horror, science fiction, fantasy, or as the author himself put it, “Weird Fiction” from the first half of the twentieth century. The importance of his oeuvre becomes evident through the amount of significant artists whose work have somehow been inspired by Lovecraft’s (Stephen King, Clive Barker, Ridley Scott, Guillermo Del Toro, John Carpenter, Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and H. R. Giger, to mention a few), as well as by the pervasive presence of his creations in contemporary pop culture. As a tribute to the 80thanniversary of Lovecraft’s death and to the centennial of one of his most emblematic stories, Dagon, the fourth issue of Abusões Magazine expects submissions on: (1) Lovecraft’s production as an artist and as a critic, (2) Cosmic Horror (both within and without Lovecraft’s oeuvre), and (3) comparatist analyses of fictional works and essays which establish a dialogue with the Lovecraftian oeuvre. Submissions are due March 5, 2017.