Alban Lake is looking for stories of 3,000 to 10,000 words based on the Al-Azif or Necromonicon, a fictional textbook of magic first referred to in Lovecraft’s short story “The Hound.” Submissions that do not follow formatting guidelines will be deleted unread. Token payment is $25. Details from the original call for submissions:
The Mad Visions of al-Hazred
About 730 AD, an Arab named Abdul Al-Hazred wrote the Al-Azif, a grimoire and memorial to the Old Ones. For this crime, he was driven insane and eventually devoured by a vengeful god in full view of horrified onlookers. What drove him to write this loathsome tome? What terrible visions haunted him so badly he felt he had to risk his soul to put them down on paper?
Reveal the visions of Abdul Al-Hazred to us. Explain why the Al-Azif had to be written and why its translation, the Necronomicon, has circulated in secret societies ever since. Expose the secrets Al-Hazred uncovered in his ten years alone in the Roba El Kaliyeh, the Empty Space of the Ancients. Tell us what you know about the occult dealings he witnessed that drove him to spend those last years in Damascus as a hermit dedicated only to finishing his cursed volume.
Please see the original call for formatting guidelines, list of no-nos, and contact information: The Mad Visions of al-Hazred | Alban Lake
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