Saturday, March 7, 2015

Interstellar Award for Speculative Poetry open for submissions

From March 1st to May 1st, 2015, entries will be open for the new Interstellar Award for Speculative Poetry. After much deliberation, I'm pleased to open a prize solely for speculative poems. In the second half of the year, the Interstellar Award will be open for speculative short fiction. The award offers a First Prize of $1000 and Second Prize of $300, with highly commended and commended acknowledgements.

Speculative is here defined as science fiction and fantasy, all sub-genres such as space opera, hard SF, soft SF, paranormal, steampunk, new gothic, supernatural, metaphysical fantasy, magical realism, and all hybrid genres, including new ones of your own making. The only proviso is that entries contain at least an element of the speculative. So whether you're opening stargates, riding dragons, consorting with elves, reinventing mythologies, shifting magnetic fields, or revealing a subtle anomaly in an otherwise mundane event, your poem/s will be admissible.

Further details and entry guidelines can be found at Interstellar.