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Retcon - Poetry (Fiction)

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.

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Market Genres
Science Fiction

Market Types, Lengths & Pay Scale
Any length

Market Submission Types
AI Submissions?: Unknown Policy
Electronic Submissions?: Yes
Postal Submissions?: No
Multiple Submissions?: Yes
Simultaneous Submissions?: Yes
Translations: Original Language Only

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Listing added: 6 September 2019

Last officially checked: 25 March 2022

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