Speculative Fiction Series

We are very proud to announce that Book Smugglers Publishing has acquired the ongoing publication rights for the Hugo Award-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning Speculative Fiction: The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary. Starting with the 2014 edition of SpecFic, Book Smugglers Publishing will be taking the helm as publishers from Jurassic London.

About the Speculative Fiction Series:

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.

SpecFic '12

Series creators Justin Landon and Jared Shurin edited the Hugo Award-nominated and British Fantasy Award-winning first issue, Speculative Fiction 2012. The Book Smugglers, Ana Grilo and Thea James, edited Speculative Fiction 2013. Both issues were published by Jurassic London.

Speculative Fiction 2013 (Final)

Speculative Fiction 2014, edited by Renee Williams and Shaun Duke, marks Book Smugglers Publishing’s first ever work of nonfiction, and is on sale now.

Cover art by Kenda Montgomery

Cover art by Kenda Montgomery

How SpecFic Works & What You Need To Know:

  • Speculative Fiction looks for 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!
  • The works MUST have been originally published online in each calendar year.
  • We seek nominated 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…)
  • There are NO limit on nominations.
  • Submitted works ideally should be between 800 and 1500 words (but that’s not mandatory).
  • Submitted works can be from anywhere in the world, although we do need an English translation for consideration.

The works that are chosen for the publication are paid $10 for reprint rights. All net proceeds from book sales go to a charity chosen by each issue’s editors.

Cover by Kenda Montgomery

Cover by Kenda Montgomery

Speculative Fiction 2015, edited by Foz Meadows and Mark Oshiro is out now.

Submissions to the series are closed.


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