I never shut up about how my major was basically a mix of political theory and speculative fiction, so when I saw this literary magazine for the first time, I was delighted. Dedicated to provid[ing] a space for fans to explore their own imaginations, Speculate This features the majesty of speculative fiction: sci-fi, horror, fantasy and dystopian/thriller in stories, poems and art. They’re officially opening submissions on July 2nd, so both writers and readers, stay tuned!
One of our very first contributors with a unique eldritch, sci-fi/fantasy/horror mix. Not only does this wonderful writer frequently post short stories set in his delightfully bizarre worlds, but he also posts fun quizzes (wanna summon a demon? You can take a quiz on it!), a plethora of polls, votes on which short stories get posted next, and a newsletter that is far better curated and managed than ours (hey, I can accept where I could use some improvement, friends).
Founded by the wonderful Dominique Marks, World of Jarra is the home of feminist afro-futurist fantasy stories with an emphasis on world-building. Every story explores such things as the found family, cultural exchange and social power. This site is everything I believe speculative fiction has the power to be, and I can’t recommend it enough!
One of the coolest author websites I’ve ever come across. Not only does the lovely Tonya Moore have a blog filled with writing advice, book reviews, and helpful/entertaining writerly discussions, but it’s also where you can find her ongoing web series, Goddess of the Anthropocene. Follow the adventures of Cassandra Baron, a goddess embarking on a dangerous adventure to save her mother’s life.
I like to stalk the magnificent I. Ogunbase when he streams on Twitch, and it was there that I learned he’s got a home for his speculative fiction novels! Books include Counting the Seconds, set in a world in which time slows down for individuals once in their lives to save them from danger, and Alpha: The Hierarchy set in a world where a vampire virus is spreading.
Byron López Ellington wears many hats: poet, activist, fantasy writer, aspiring voice actor, and much more. His poetry has been featured in numerous poetry and literary magazines.