Submission Call: Short fiction for Speculative Masculinities anthology - (Expired) Pays  £0.08/word, due April 15

Galli Books, whose tagline is “Socially Conscious Speculative Fiction,” is open to fiction, poetry, and nonfiction submissions for its first anthology, Speculative Masculinities, which seeks to interrogate Western models of masculinity and explore models of non-toxic masculinity. The fiction editors are Jay Wolf and Ronan Sadler. Galli Books offers their vision for this anthology:

Masculinity has, almost since the category of speculative fiction emerged in the early 20th century, been a concern of fiction written in the genre. A culturally dominant, Western, toxic form of masculinity has dominated storytelling in speculative fiction. In worlds as varied and diverse as the distant past of magical worlds and the far future of this one, models of maleness and masculinity tend to be the same toxic form of masculinity that dominates modern Western culture. We want to interrogate that model of masculinity, to problematise it, and to question it; we want to see other possible models of masculinity, models not centred on dominance and violence and repression of feelings; other role models for men. We are looking for fiction, essays and poetry which do this.

Speculative Masculities Submission Details

  • Publisher: Galli Books
  • Publication type: Anthology (ebook and possibly paperback)
  • Word count: fiction, 1,000–7,000 words; nonfiction, 1,000–3,000 words; poetry, no line limits
  • Payment: fiction, £0.08/word; nonfiction, £50; poetry, £30
  • Rights the publisher asks for: First publication rights and exclusive rights for six months after publication
  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Publication date: second half of 2018
  • Response time: Not before May 2, 2018
  • Format: 14pt serif font (ex: Time New Roman, Courier, Garamond), double-spaced. Microsoft Word or Rich Text Format.
  • Will they take simultaneous or multiple submissions? No. Read more about multiple and simultaneous submissions.
  • Will they take reprints? No.

Find more details at Call for Submissions: Speculative Masculinities | Galli Books.

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