This line from the ‘The Urban Anthology’ prompt seems to be causing a little concern among our potential writers. So what is the classic Scandinavian feel? Well, the best answer actually came from one of our contributors who pretty much nailed it:
I can see some common threads there–a tendency toward the heroic, vivid descriptions of the natural world, a strong sense of moral urgency, a not too rosy view of the future, a sense that being doomed to fail doesn’t excuse one from trying, an awareness of human smallness in the grand scheme of things.
With that being said, we will not be denying anyone for not including those rather lofty, in-depth characteristics in their own submissions. We are looking for quality work not graduate dissertations. Be as academic as you want in your work, but remember to make it fun for the readers (and editors!) to read. We are looking for modern takes on Norse legend/myth and including modern sensibilities is encouraged.
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