Submissions are open for Bikes in Space Volume 5, an annual anthology published by Microcosm Publishing’s Elly Blue Publishing imprint. The theme for this volume is Intersections.
The goal of the series is to envision futures where people are powered by other means than rocket fuel, and organize their lives by other social forces than patriarchy and imperialism. I aim to center marginalized voices and defy all the bad old science fiction and fantasy stereotypes around gender, class, colonialism, race, ethnicity, ability, and what it means to be a human being generally.
Submission specs: All stories should be in the neighborhood of 2,000 to 6,000 words. If your story needs to be longer or shorter, make it the length it needs to be and I’ll work with you on edits as needed. Original work is preferred, but reprints will be considered. I also would love to see black and white illustrations and comics submissions. There are no formatting, document type, or style requirements, and no strict definition of what exactly counts as science fiction. Payment for art and writing is a share of net profit from the Kickstarter project that funds the book. The final deadline is March 1, 2017.
Send submissions and questions to elly at takingthelane dot com
Learn more about the series and find past volumes at bikesinspace.com
Learn more about Microcosm at microcosmpublishing.com.
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Tafi Mukunyadzi is a journalist working for the Associated Press in Chicago, Illinois. She’s a lover of words, food, fashion and makeup, who was born in Zimbabwe and raised in Arkansas.