On Spec Magazine is creating
Publishing science fiction, fantasy, horror and more!

25 years of sci fi, fantasy and more fantastic short fiction and still going!

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Our little quarterly journal, On Spec adheres to a strong mandate that has served us well over the years. We discover and showcase quality works by predominantly Canadian writers and artists, in the genre we call "Fantastic" literature. We foster the growth of emerging writers in this genre, by offering support and direction through constructive criticism, education, mentoring, and manuscript development. We try to publish as many new writers as possible, alongside works by established writers, and we also endeavour to support these writings with innovative cover art for every mind-bending and emotion-provoking issue!


Edmonton, AB, Canada

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