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About

Sci Phi Journal is a cosy waystation for travellers who, through no fault of their own, find themselves at the cosmic intersection between speculative philosophy, cultural anthropology and hard SF. With previous incarnations of Australian and British origin, the magazine was re-launched as a European project in 2019 under co-editors Ádám Gerencsér and Mariano Martín Rodríguez. In 2022, Sci Phi Journal won the European Hall of Fame Award for Best SF Magazine, and its content has been shortlisted for various other awards, incl. Hugos and Utopias. As its primary mission, the Journal wishes to provide a platform for idea-driven fiction, as opposed to the ‘character-driven’ mode that has come to predominate speculative fiction. We hope that, in the fullness of time, it may also act as a catalyst for discussion among mind-mates scattered around the globe, united in our attraction towards the philosophical edge of the SF spectrum. Our guiding stars and fountainheads of inspiration are the masters of idea-dense literature: Borges and Stapledon, as well as Orwell, Wells and Zamyatin; new-wavers such as Le Guin and Lem, Delaney, Sasarman and Saramago; and visionaries of the more recent generation, among them Chiang, Robinson, Werber, Turner and Liu. Run by volunteers, Sci Phi Journal is open to readers and writers of all persuasions, and adheres to a broad interpretation of freedom of expression.

Country of Publication & Year Established

Belgium Established in 2014

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationPublished 4 x per year.

Fiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres, including: Alternate History, Hard Science Fiction, Retrofuturism, Science Fantasy.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: History, Philosophy, Religion/Spirituality, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Flash Fiction Flash FictionUp to 1,000 words.
Short Story Short Story1,000 - 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word).
Submissions:
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Nonfiction Temp Closed

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Open to all/most Topics, including: Anthropology, History, Literature/Books (See guidelines), Philosophy, Religion/Spirituality, Science (See guidelines), Sociology, Other (May vary).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Narrative Nonfiction Narrative NonfictionUp to 2,000 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
No monetary payment No monetary payment.
Submissions:
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Dates

Last Updated: 01 Mar 2023
Last Checked: 27 Apr 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 01 Mar 2023 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 12 Jan 2015

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