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Taking Submissions: We’re Here: The Best Queer Speculative Fiction 2020

December 31, 2020

Deadline: December 31st, 2020
Payment: $0.01/word
Theme: The best speculative stories published in 2020 that implicitly or explicitly explores queerness and/or transness.
Note: Reprints Only

WE’RE HERE: THE BEST QUEER SPECULATIVE FICTION 2020 is now open for submissions. The anthology will be co-edited by CL Clark and series editor Charles Payseur. Expected publication will be Summer 2021 from Neon Hemlock Press. Learn more about the press here: www.neonhemlock.com

Submissions are open for all speculative work published in 2020 under 17,500 words that deals either implicitly or explicitly with queerness. If you’re not sure, send it in and let the editors decide.

The compensation level for stories accepted to WE’RE HERE: THE BEST SPECULATIVE FICTION 2020 is $0.01/word. Submissions will close December 31st 2020.

Editors are encouraged to recommend work from their publications and can submit multiple stories for consideration. Authors may also submit their own work; authors from all underrepresented backgrounds and marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to submit. Please don’t self-reject.

Please note that we will not be sending rejections for this anthology, as is standard for other Best Of anthologies. The authors of selected stories will be reached out to in April 2021. We will be announcing our ToC in May 2021.

The name and photo associated with your Google account will be recorded when you upload files and submit this form.
We are looking for:
• Wordcount: Under 17,500 words.
• What we want to see: We are looking for the best speculative stories published in 2020 that implicitly or explicitly explores queerness and/or transness. We refer to queerness that is inclusive of ace/aro stories, trans and nonbinary stories, and intersex stories.
• What we don’t want to see: Original work, unqueer work, non-speculative work.
• Please submit your story in .pdf, .doc or .docx file, formatted for publication or in something approaching Standard Manuscript Format. This should be the final version that was published, not including editor notes or track changes.
• Please include a cover/query letter with the title, length, where/when the story was published, and a brief bio. You may include links to your website/social media, and previous publications if any. Please don’t stress about this cover letter, if we have additional questions about your submission, we’ll ask them.
• Stories must be published in 2020. This can include self-published stories, and those published on your blog or Patreon.
• Multiple submissions are welcome.

Via: Neon Hemlock.


December 31, 2020