Overview: The Pavilion Blog will function as the companion blog of The Dark Man: Journal of Robert E. Howard and Pulp Studies. The Pavilion will feature brief scholarly notes, interviews, memoir essays, reviews, and other REH and pulp-related miscellany. These posts will be brief essays/pensée for helping readers identify and explore interesting elements about Robert E. Howard, his work, and his literary historical context.
Organization: The Pavilion posts should be brief (no fewer than 400 words; no more than 650). A sub-goal of posts will be to remind readers of the archive of nonfiction resources available that treat Howard (specifically resources that may have been forgotten or are currently neglected).
Style: The style of the posts can range from academic to conversational.
Editorial policy, proofs, and changes: The blog editor(s) will cut longer blog post submissions to meet the approximate 500 word requirement. Additionally, blog submissions may be edited before publishing (proofreading, sentence-level clarity, etc.). Although writers will not be given pre-publication proofs of posts, they should not hesitate to contact the editor(s) if changes need to be made after posting.
Rights and CC License: Writers retain all copyrights. In lieu of copyright, writers will be asked to license their posts to The Pavilion under the following Creative Commons license: "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA." Under this CC license, writers authorize The Pavilion editors to share their work with readers of the blog as well as make cosmetic editorial changes such as proofreading; however, The Pavilion cannot use this work commercially. (Archive note: posts will be archived but can be removed if the author requests their removal).
Author bio: In addition to the post, writers should include a brief bio (no fewer than 50 words; these words do not count toward word limit). Include references to projects you are working on or would like to promote.
Art policy: Except in cases where art is being analyzed or the writer can provide original, high-quality art, this will be a text-only blog. If art is included, permissions must be obtained.
Queries and submissions: jason.carney [at] cnu [dot] edu