That time when you look at the calendar and realise: IT IS AUGUST. How is it AUGUST already? But because it is August, and the year is almost over (haha), here is your periodical reminder that Speculative Fiction 2015 is open for submissions!
Speculative Fiction is an annual not-for-profit publication that collects the best and most provocative online reviews, essays, and commentary from across SFF fandom. The goal is to feature a new pair of editors each year who will curate the anthology in tandem, and will open for submissions from the general public over the course of the year. Speculative Fiction 2015’s editors are Foz Meadows and Mark Oshiro and submissions are currently open.
Call for Submissions: What You Need to Know
- The Speculative Fiction series is a not-for-profit publication. All net proceeds will be going to charity.
- The anthology seeks non-fiction reviews and essays (“works”) specific to some aspect of Speculative Fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and everything and anything that falls under the broad genre umbrella), including but not limited to: books, movies, tv shows, games, comics, conventions, genre trends, and so on. No short stories or original fiction, please.
- The works MUST have been originally published online in the calendar year 2015.
- Any pieces chosen for the publication will be paid a flat fee of $10 per work (in lieu of payment, contributors may choose to donate their fee to charity in their name).
- Nominations are accepted for works published by anyone online. (This includes bloggers, friends, bloggers who are friends, authors who blog, bloggers who are authors, alien life forms, cats, etc…)
- People may submit their own work or someone else’s.
- People may submit as many works as they like. (There is NO limit on submissions! )
- Submitted works ideally should be between 800 and 1500 words (but that’s not mandatory, the editors may consider longer and shorter pieces).
- While submitted works can be from anywhere in the world, we do need an English translation for consideration.
- More information is available on the publisher’s website
Submit your nominations here or by using the form below.