Tuesday, August 4, 2015


Posted by Randi on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

What they want:
We err towards the literary/experimental/slipstream side of speculative fiction, but appreciate a strong plot and kickass characters as much as anyone. Fiction which explores the relationship between an environment and its inhabitants is particularly welcome. We’re very open to stories told in second person, with unusual tenses, or other less common language choices, as long as they’re a good fit for the story. We’re particularly interested in stories from writers in the Asia-Pacific region, stories about disability that avoid the usual tropes, and thoughtful explorations of gender (and hell yes gender neutral pronouns are more than ok).

Thanks to a generous grant from SpecFicNZ we’re able to ensure that issues 2 – 5 will all have at least one work by a writer from or in New Zealand, or an article about a New Zealand writer or writers. This gives us a great opportunity to showcase local writing alongside speculative fiction from all over the world. If you are in or from New Zealand, please note this in your cover letter.
Length: 3,000-5,000 words
Payment: $50
Submission Guidelines: http://www.capricioussf.org/?page_id=6