Call for papers


The call for papers for articles for the sections “Monograph” and “Miscellaneous” for the Brumal. Revista de Investigación sobre lo Fantástico /Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic is now open.

Scholars who wish to contribute to either of these two sections should send us their articles registering as authors on our web page. The Guidelines for Submissions may be found on the Submissions section of the web page.


Monographic issue "The Fantastic in Lovecraft’s Universe"  (coord. Jesús Diamantino Valdés)

Deadline: december 10, 2018

Howard Phillips Lovecraft (1890-1937) is considered the most representative author of contemporary fantastic fiction. Although many prominent horror writers such as Joyce Carol Oates, Clive Barker, Angela Carter, George R. R. Martin, Stephen King, Jorge Luis Borges y Mariana Enríquez have been strongly influenced by the cosmogony of the eccentric son of Providence, his morbid universe also expands on cinema, tv series, comics, videogames and many other popular media. Lovecraft’s literature appeared as a yielding point in the fantastic imaginary. His prose can be defined as a radical parting from the logical definition of the universe. The great variety of monstrosities that fulfill his narrations put a remark on the irrelevance of the individual, who is incapable of bearing the unachievable mysteries of the cosmos. 

Reality in Lovecraft’s imagination is just a subtle veil which is about to disappear before a prodigious cosmic architecture. Hence, the annihilation –projected through madness, disintegration or even death- is the only possible destination for his characters, since they can’t ponderate the vertiginous time nor escape unscathed from the irrational abyss in which they’ve fallen. This Brumal Journalmonographic issue attempts to examine the diverse theoretical perspectives on H. P. Lovecraft’s work, from its undeniable influence in recent fiction to current views of its aesthetic and philosophical concepts. 

Amongst others, we propose here some thematic branches:

  • Theoretical perspectives on archaetypical horror
  • Analysis and trascendence of Lovecraft`s theoretical assesments
  • The gothic influence in Lovecraft’s narratives
  • The Myths of Cthulhu and Lovecraft’s Circle
  • The Fantastic on his poetry
  • The influence of Lovecrat in movies, tv series, comics, theatre, videogames and other arts
  • Transpositions and adaptations of his texts

Brumal will only consider works of a fantastic nature as defined by the journal, hereby only accepting papers on other non-mimetic genres such as the marvellous or science fiction if and when they are related to the fantastic narrative.


Miscellaneous Section

This Miscellaneous section is open all year to receive any type of article on any of the diverse artistic manifestations of the fantastic (narrative, theater, film, comics, painting, photography, video games), whether theoretical, critical, historical or comparative in nature, concerning the fantastic in any language or from any country, from the nineteenth century to the present.