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Sci Phi Journal

Sci Phi Journal is a multi-award-nominated, volunteer-run, semi-pro webzine dedicated to the intersection of Philosophy and Science Fiction.

We publish concept-heavy, idea-driven (as opposed to 'character-driven') short stories and essays, across a wide variety of sub-genres from alternate history to hard sci-fi, from artefact fiction (or fictional non-fiction) to theological fantasy. We celebrate SF as speculative fiction in the broadest sense and are always pleased to see daring approaches, as long as they do not compromise or obfuscate the literary quality of the author's prose.

Based in Brussels, Belgium, Sci Phi Journal is open to readers and writers of all persuasions, and publishes both established and emerging authors.

If you consider submitting your work to us (we sure hope you do!), please kindly familiarise yourself with our guidelines (incl. information on word limit, formatting, payment to authors, etc.) and, optionally, a list of things we see too often (the "Index of Heresies"). Should you feel so inclined, you are also welcome to peruse a Note on our Philosophy.

2022Q1 Alternate Histories & General Submissions Free

Open

Dear authors,

you are welcome to submit a story of maximum 2000 words under either our General Submission stream (free choice of topic), or under our Thematic Call (for an upcoming themed issue).

THEMATIC CALL: The January 2022 call for submissions invites in particular stories exploring UCHRONIA, i.e. alternate histories (“what if” scenarios). By definition, the stories should normally have a point of departure from consensus timeline that occurs in the past, but may themselves be set at any time in the past, present or future.

Before submitting your work, please kindly familiarise yourself with our guidelines (incl. information on word limit, formatting, payment to authors, etc.) and, optionally, a list of things we see too often (the "Index of Heresies"). Should you feel so inclined, you are also welcome to peruse a Note on our Philosophy.