Limited Demographic: members of Indigenous Nations and People of Color
Note: submit only once per submission period Note: guidelines state that if you do not receive a rejection between submission and the release of the next issue, it is not a rejection, and you may submit that story again next window if you like
RETCON is seeking decolonized speculative short fiction and nonfiction essays from members of Indigenous Nations and People of Color. Fiction, poetry, and essays submitted to the magazine should challenge, subvert, and/or replace narratives of western colonialism and imperialism in speculative fiction. Speculative fiction in this context refers to the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror.
All work submitted to RETCON should be #OwnVoices work. That is to say, we want to highlight stories and art that are created by the same people they depict. E.g. If a story centers a Black woman, the author should be a Black woman. RETCON is a space for creators to tell their people’s own stories in their own voices. Work that does not embody the spirit of #OwnVoices will be rejected.
This statistical information is an aggregation of submission data provided by our members. The more data we have the more accurate our
numbers will be so please be sure to log all of your submissions here and not just your rejections or acceptances.
There are 4 completed reports in the past 12 months.