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Sci Phi Journal (Gold Star Program) Gold Star

Sci Phi Journal is a volunteer-run, semi-pro webzine dedicated to the intersection of Philosophy and Science Fiction. Winner of the 2022 European Science Fiction Award for Best Magazine, our content has been shortlisted for Hugo, Locus and Utopia awards, among others.

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.

General Call for Submissions Free

Open

Dear authors,

you are welcome to submit ONE work of fiction of maximum 2000 words under our General Submission stream (free choice of topic within the broad spectrum of philosophical science fiction & fantasy), from 3rd July to 4th August 2024.

Before submitting your work, please kindly familiarise yourself with our guidelines (incl. information on word limit, formatting, payment to authors, etc.) and, if your time allows, a list of things we see too often (the "Index of Heresies").

We will do our utmost to reply to all submissions by the first half of September 2024, but please bear with us, as each piece will be read by at least two people.

In the meantime, take care and have a nice summer!

Speculatively yours,

Sci Phi Journal editors & crew