Speculative Cityis creating a quarterly speculative fiction magazine
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You’ll be the new utility company to add power to our city! You gain early access to each new issue in your preferred format (epub, mobi, pdf)! As thanks, your name will go on our list of supporters.
Speculative City is a quarterly, speculative fiction magazine featuring literary works that explore themes, characters, and landscapes exclusive to urban environments.
Each issue of Speculative City strives to push the boundaries of a particular theme, as well as highlight voices often unheard in genre fiction. Such voices may, for example, belong to people of color, queer people, working-class people, and people with disabilities.
We, the editors and founders of Speculative City, are excited to continue working with creative writers to publish thought-provoking stories.
WHO WE ARE
We are Meera and Devon, two friends that met through the power of Craigslist—we were roommates. Though we don’t live together anymore, our friendship has continued through our mutual love for speculative fiction.
We have had an incredible time creating this magazine and reading many amazing submissions. We are honored to share this labor of love and look forward to many years of Speculative City.
WHY SUPPORT US?
Speculative City is run completely by volunteer work. Each issue is funded out of pocket, and no profit is made. We are asking you, the reader, to help support the magazine and its contributors.
We currently offer writers and artists between $20-$55 for their pieces. We believe that contributors should be compensated for the hard work they put into creating the stories, poems, essays, and visual art that they have shared with us. We value their labor and dedication to their art, and payment only makes sense.
One of the primary reasons we ask for your support is so that we can pay our contributors a professional rate that they deserve. (SFWA classifies a professional rate as $0.06 a word.)
The second reason we ask for your support is that we are creating a free resource of contemporary speculative literature. Our website does not feature advertising and all content in the magazine is completely open to the public.
With your help, Speculative City can then
1. pay contributors a professional rate,
2. continue keeping the website free of advertisements, and
3. continue offering the magazine for free.