The Queen’s Head is now open for submissions of fiction, poetry and non-fiction for Issue #8!
We’re a Glasgow-based online illustrated zine looking to champion writers and artists with a love for the weird, unusual and unpredictable.
Speculative, magical realism, slipstream; call it what you will. If it blurs the boundaries between sci-fi, fantasy, horror and literary fiction, if it laughs in the face of convention, if it can teach reality to roll over and beg: we’re into it. We also love poetry that’s lyrical, sharp and experimental, and left-field non-fiction and culture commentary.
We also run black and white illustrations throughout each publication, and try to hand each issue over to one individual illustrator so they can have their merry way with it. Illustrations can be bespoke if you like, but don’t be shy about sending us pre-existing artwork, either. We consider the zine a showcase, and will run any series of illustrations that fit the weird, irreverent and experimental tone.
Interested? Full details are on our website: www.thequeenshead.wtf
Dear writers of the multiverse, strap on your helmet, or your exoskeleton, or your secondary flesh suit, any sort of outer body experience will do – we’re asking you to take us over the event horizon. Issue #7 of The Queen’s Head will be a Sci-fi spectacular.
Send in dystopias, aliens, androids and miracle drugs, mid-life-crisis holograms, time travelling social justice warriors, glitching realities, sentient toasters and love-torn supernovas. Bonus points for utopias, as they’re really fucking difficult, and no elves or witches unless they’re also in spacesuits. As always, we’re looking to showcase the weird, the wonderful, the flippant, the barmy, the tentacle in cheek – but we’re especially interested in work that showcases characters that aren’t often at the forefront of sci-fi, and experimental forms are pretty much a no-brain-in-a-jar-er.
Deadline for submissions is Sunday 13th September, fiction word limit is 2000-ish, illustration queries are to be in monochrome, fuller guidelines are on our blog and out homepage.
We’re searching for new stars – show us future-shock!