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, and he founded his own anarchist lit mag, Rulerless, which has finished accepting submissions for its very first issue!