Submission Call: Anathema wants speculative fiction from Queer POC, pays $50 | No deadline

Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a tri-annual speculative fiction magazine of work by indigenous LGBTQ2+ people and queer people of color. They are looking for fiction of up to 6,000 words for upcoming issues:

We are open to international submissions, and are especially interested in submissions from all marginalized groups. As long as you fall under the broad spectrum of our mandate we want to see your work, so please don’t self-reject. …

We are open to any form of genre or speculative content. We talk about what we do as “SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more,” elsewhere on the site. But we are not limited to those genres. Use them as a starting point and send whatever you want: as long as it’s got some kind of speculative content we’ll consider it. And we are also interested in seeing work that has been difficult to place because of content or perspective.

The nitty-gritty on submitting to Anathema

  • Publisher: Anathema
  • Publication type: Online
  • Genre(s): Speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror, etc.)
  • Word count: 1,500–6,000 words
  • Payment: $50 Canadian
  • Rights: “First Electronic Rights (Online and eBook). 4 Months exclusivity from date of publication, archiving unless requested to remove story/non-fiction by author. An exemption to the exclusivity period above is granted for reprinting of work in Year’s Best and other annuals and related volumes, author collections, and as otherwise agreed upon by both the publisher and the author.”
  • Deadline: Submissions considered on an ongoing basis.
  • Format: Standard manuscript format in Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.
  • Will they take simultaneous or multiple submissions? Yes. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.
  • Other important things to know: The editors write, “we’re open to submissions from people anywhere along the LGBT/LGBTQ/LGBTQIA2 spectrum (including Two Spirit, pan, poly, ace, aro, nonbinary, genderfluid, genderqueer, and other queer orientations not covered here) who are also people of colour, biracial, multiracial, Indigenous, Aboriginal, or otherwise non-white.” I feel like I read somewhere that they will consider works by indigenous people who may also be considered white, such as Basques and Sami, but I couldn’t find this on the website, so contact the editors directly if you have questions.

For more details, including formatting and how to submit, please see Submissions — Anathema: Spec from the Margins


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