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Solarpunk Magazine 20

A project of Android Press (see other related projects).

About

The time for solarpunk has come, and the mission of this magazine is to become one of many important catalysts for an important and necessary revolution within both the literary world and our larger culture. The genre has been around since the early 2000s, but the current state of global affairs in the 2020s—from dismally apocalyptic climate reports to the global rise of authoritarianism, right wing extremism, xenophobia, male chauvinism, and white supremacy—means solarpunk has never been more vital to the evolution of not only human culture and society, but of all species and the entire planet. Of course stories about dystopias are fun, exciting, and suspenseful. We enjoy reading, listening to, and watching them immensely. However, the time has never been more urgent for an explosion of utopian stories to light a path forward out of the darkness into which humanity has dug itself. We need more fiction and poetry about amazing technological advancements of the future that work in harmony with nature. We need stories about sustainable communities that thrive on cooperation and mutual aid rather than competition and profit. We need to build utopias with pen and page where capitalism and it’s social ills such as white supremacy, patriarchy, and massive wealth disparity are things of the past. In short, we need more literature that envisions a better future. With that in mind Solarpunk Magazine will publish short stories and poetry that tell stories of such utopian endeavors, as well as nonfiction that explores various real world, contemporary topics and their intersection with the solarpunk movement.

Important: Demographic restrictions may vary. Check current call for details.

Country of Publication & Year Established

United States Established in 2021

Publication Medium & Frequency

Electronic Publication Electronic PublicationUnknown publication frequency.

Fiction Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023 12:00 AM PST (in 20 days) through 14 March 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Magic Realism, Slipstream, Urban.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Nature/Environment (Environmental issues, See guidelines), Society/Culture (Social issues, See guidelines), Technology, Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Short Story Short Story1,500 - 7,500 words.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Nonfiction Open

Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Mainstream.
Topics:
Society/Culture (Social issues, See guidelines), Technology (General, See guidelines), Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Interview Interview1,000 - 2,000 words.
Article Article1,000 - 2,000 words.
Essay Essay1,000 - 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) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word) Pay ranges from Semi-pro payment (1-4.9 US cents per word) to Professional payment (5 or more US cents per word).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Poetry Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023 12:00 AM PST (in 20 days) through 14 March 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Genres:
GenreSubgenres
General GeneralSubgenres: Magic Realism, Slipstream, Urban.
Fantasy FantasyOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Science Fiction Science FictionOpen to all/most Subgenres.
Poetry Forms:
Open to all/most Forms.
Styles:
Open to all/most Styles, including: Literary, Mainstream.
Topics:
Nature/Environment (Environmental issues, See guidelines), Society/Culture (Social issues, See guidelines), Technology, Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Poem PoemNo line limits known; Up to 5 pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem) Semi-pro payment (US$5-49 per poem).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoText format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

Visual Art Temp Closed

Dates:
Will be open to submissions from 01 March 2023 12:00 AM PST (in 20 days) through 14 March 2023. 0
Audience:
Open to a broad Audience.
Art Media:
Open to all/most Art Media.
Art Styles:
Fantastical, Science fiction art.
Topics:
Nature/Environment (Environmental issues, See guidelines), Society/Culture (Social issues, See guidelines), Technology (General, See guidelines), Other (May vary, See guidelines).
Types/Lengths:
TypeLength Details
Artwork ArtworkUnknown number of pieces.
Payscale:
We list broad pay categories rather than payment specifics. Check with the publisher for details.
Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece) Professional payment (US$50 or more per piece).
Submissions:
ElectronicPostalReprintsSimultaneousMedia
OK No No NoImage format submissions
Always check guidelines for details and restrictions. If you aren't familiar with these terms, see our glossary.

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Dates

Last Updated: 04 Feb 2023
Last Checked: 02 Jan 2023 We check each active listing's guidelines page for changes once a month (if compliant).
Last Audited: 05 Oct 2022 We audit each active listing twice a year.
Date Added: 11 Oct 2021

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