Call For Submissions: Space Opera Digest, “Have Ship, Will Travel”

Cover for "Have Ship, Will Travel" by Stories Rule Press
SF Canada member Tracey Cooper-Posey has a current call for submissions for Space Opera Digest 2022: Have Ship, Will Travel.
 
This is the second anthology in a series from Stories Rule Press. The anthology will be published on January 27, 2022.
 
Deadline: November 14, 2021
 
Length: 2,000 to 7,500 words
 
Payment: Revenue share
 
For more detailed submission guidelines:
 
https://storiesrulepress.com/space-opera-digest-2022-call-for-submissions/

Call for Submissions: Nothing Without Us, Too

The cover of Nothing Without Us, an anthology of SFF by disabled authors

Submissions are now open for Nothing Without Us Too!
 
Editors Cait Gordon and Talia Johnson are seeking new speculative fiction from writers across the disability, and neurodiversity spectrums.
Preferred length is 500-3500 words.
This anthology will welcome writers across the disability, mental illness, developmental disabilities, neurodiversity, Blind, and d/Deaf spectrums. Those who manage what are known as “invisible” and “visible” disabilities and/or chronic conditions are also encouraged to submit.

“The lived experiences of those who are disabled, d/Deaf, Blind, Spoonie, neurodivergent, and/or of those who manage mental health are found across all demographics—such as race, culture, financial status, religion, gender, age, and/or sexual orientation. We want to read these stories because diversity is reality, and should be so, even in fantastical or other speculative fiction settings.

Regarding publishing experience, we welcome established, emerging, and brand-new authors! Don’t self-reject. If this is your first time submitting anywhere, that’s fantastic! Whoot!”

See full submission guidelines here:
 
https://nothingwithoutusanthology.wordpress.com/submission-guidelines/
 
This submission window will close on January 31, 2022.

Pirating Pups Cover Reveal!

The cover of Pirating Pups, the latest pet-adventure themed anthology from Tyche Books, was released today! A companion volume to last year’s “Swashbuckling Cats” anthology, “Pirating Pups” will be open to submissions from October 1 – November 30, 2021.

See the anthology’s Submission Guidelines page for more details: http://tychebooks.com/pirating-pups

 

Calendar Events for September 2021

Workshops

September 28, 2021-

Novel Surgery with Susan Forest

SF Canada member and Aurora-Award-winning novelist Susan Forest will be teaching an 8-week, in-person course on the art and craft of revision at the Alexandra Writers’ Centre in Calgary. Students should have a “finished” manuscript in hand and be prepared to analyze its strengths and weaknesses, rebuild theme and character arcs, ask tough questions about logic and motivation, and cut, add, and move scenes around for greatest punch. Visit THIS LINK to register.

 

Events

September 16, 2021 – 6:00 – 7:30 pm (PDT)

Tyche Books will host a Virtual Book Launch for three Canadian authors who are releasing new works of speculative fiction this month. Register HERE to congratulate SF Canada members Jane Glatt, Rhonda Parrish on their latest works in print!

 

September 23, 2021 – 10:00 am – noon

Fall 2021 Richmond Hill Speaker Series

Limnologist and aquatic ecologist Nina Munteanu will be the first speaker of the prestigious Richmond Speaker series. On September 23, she will deliver a one-hour lecture followed by a one-hour Q&A. Her work explores the many dimensions of water; her book Water Is…The Meaning of Water was Margaret Atwood’s first choice in the New York Times ‘Year in Reading.’ To buy tickets at Early Bird prices, purchase tickets on-line before September 7th. Follow THIS LINK for more details.

 

Markets

On Spec, the Canadian Magazine of the Fantastic, will have an open submissions period from September 1 – September 30, 2021. The magazine is open to speculative poetry and short stories under 6000 words, with a preference for work by Canadian citizens and permanent residents. Follow THIS LINK for more details on what they’re looking for and how to submit.

 

Nothing Without Us Too, an anthology of speculative fiction edited by SF Canada members Cait Gordon and Kohenet Talia C. Johnson, will open for submissions on September 30, 2021. Teaser submission guidelines have been released for those who might like to submit when the reading period begins in October. Although the majority of accepted stories will be by authors who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents, the authors welcome writers from across the disability, mental illness, developmental disabilities, neurodiversity, Blind, and d/Deaf spectrums, and welcome those who manage what are known as “invisible” and “visible” disabilities and/or chronic conditions. Follow THIS LINK for more information and updates on this project as it unfolds.

 

Neo-Opsis Science Fiction Magazine will have an open submissions period for speculative poetry and fiction from September 15, 2021 to October 1, 2021. For specific instructions on how to submit, see THIS LINK.

Polar Borealis new issue!

Issue #13 of Polar Borealis, edited by SF Canada member Richard Graeme Cameron, is now out. This Canadian online science fiction magazine enters its fourth year with a bang!

Read fiction and poetry by SF Canada members Lisa Timpf, Melissa Yuan-Innes, Geoffrey Hart, and Jean-Louis Trudel, along with many other fine writers.

Submissions are open until the end of February — new unpublished Canadian writers are especially encouraged to submit. Authors are paid.

Download this and past issues as a .pdf for free at Polar Borealis and show your support via the GoFundMe.

(cover art by Lily Blaze)