Co-curated with Djed Press and edited by Rafeif Ismail and Ellen van Neerven, Unlimited Futures: Speculative, Visionary Blak+Black Fiction is an anthology for young adults which provides the chance for established, new and emerging First Nations writers and Afro-Black writers to share their stories about visionary pasts, present and possible futures. Around 20 Australian own-voice contributors will be selected for the anthology, which will be published by Fremantle Press in 2021.
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE: October 2020
More information: If you require assistance with your electronic submission or for any other queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submissions will broadly fit into the category of visionary fiction for young adults, which encompasses science, fantasy and speculative fiction.
Submissions will only be accepted from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and individuals of the Black and/or Indigenous African (e.g. Amazigh, Tuareg, Copt) diasporas. This anthology is open to those who live in so-called Australia or hold Australian citizenship living overseas.
Submissions from new, emerging, mid-career and established writers are all welcome.
You may submit one piece of fiction of up to 3,000 words, or up to three poems with a combined word count of up to 3,000 words. You may also submit an oral submission as an MP3 audio file or as an MP4 video file. This will still need to be a piece of fiction of no more than 3,000 words or up to three poems with a combined word count of up to 3,000 words. Materials will need to be sufficient quality in order to allow for transcription into a written format.
One submission per person.
The submitted work must be previously unpublished.