Deadline 15 August 2016
Holdfast magazine is an award winning speculative fiction magazine, that explores our world, minds, hearts, dreams, (anything really) through the lens of weird and wonderful writing.
We are looking for speculative fiction drawing from all of the themes from issues 5 – 8, but also specifically inspired by the UK’s recent decision to leave the EU. Where can you see this going? Are we headed for dystopia or utopia? What would the ghosts of people that died in our two world wars think? What would a secret supernatural underworld be feeling right now? How would this affect witches, robots, fairies? Is there a terrifying lizard monster wearing a human’s skin and leading a certain political party that really doesn’t like immigrants? Perhaps someone can go back in time to alter the result? Or maybe someone is mind-controlling the population? We want your most imaginative speculative fiction to explore your thoughts and feelings concerning this historic time.
Please remember this is a speculative magazine, so we only accept fiction which falls under this umbrella – fantasy/horror/science fiction/magic realism etc:
Themes to hang your Brexit fiction on:
Issue #5 Of Land, Sea and Sky
Issue #6 Gods and Monsters
Issue #7 Looking Forward Looking Back
(think dystopia/utopia/time travel/origins of EU)
Issue #8 Love Sex Romance
(think relationship/friendship/heartbreak/ unity)
The fiction supplement will be published online on the magazine site and sent out as a newsletter to subscribers.
Please read our submission guidelines before submitting.
All submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We are also excited and very thankful to be shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society award for best magazine again, after we won it last year! (Still super amazed at that)