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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.

General Call for Submissions Free

Open

Dear authors,

you are welcome to submit a speculative story of maximum 2000 words under our General Submission stream (free choice of topic), from 4th July to 4th August 2022.

Please note that our most recent Thematic Call on "uchronia" (Jan-Feb 2022) is closed, but nothing stops you from sending in a piece of fiction that deals with alternate history ("what if" scenarios) under the General stream. :)

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"). Should you feel so inclined, you may also peruse a Note on our Philosophy.

At the 2022 EuroCon, Sci Phi Journal was honoured with the European Hall of Fame Award for Best SF Magazine. We understand that this may lead to a steep rise in the volume of submissions. We will do our utmost to reply to all submissions by the first half of September, but please bear with us, as each piece will be read by at least two people.

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

Speculatively yours,

Sci Phi Journal editors & crew