Science Fiction Anthology: Afrofuturism
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Afrocentric Books is specifically seeking #ownvoices submissions for our futurism anthology.
Futurism is a broad umbrella, encompassing many elements of science fiction and fantasy. For this anthology, we are most interested in science fiction. Time travel, space travel, cultures far advanced from our own. This world, other worlds, space stations, the setting doesn’t matter.
We want adult science fiction stories in diverse settings, featuring diverse people, and written by authors of color. The “in the future all people are a uniform color of café au lait” trope does not interest us. While it is not necessary for you to describe the physical features of all your characters, we do want to know that one of your main characters is of indigenous African descent. Please read our general submission guidelines prior to submitting.
1,000-7,500 words, although we’ll consider pieces that fall outside those parameters on a case-by-case basis. Multiple and simultaneous submissions ok. No reprints.
If accepted, pay is 1 cent per word. The deadline for #ownvoices submissions is December 31, 2017.
Please note that, while this submission call is currently only open to #ownvoices authors, the finished anthology will consists of stories written by authors of varying ethnicities.