Two anthologies that may be of interest to SpecFicNZ members:
Accessing the Future from The Future Fire is an anthology of stories that “explores the future potentials of technology to augment and challenge the physical environment and the human form—in all of its wonderful and complex diversity”. The editors are looking for speculative fiction of 2500-7500 words that addresses “issues of disability (invisible and visible, physical and mental), and the intersectionality of race, nationality, gender, sexuality, and class—in both physical and virtual spaces”. Submissions close 30th November.
Crossed Genres Publications will shortly be open to submissions for Hidden Youth, a sequel to their very successful Long Hidden anthology. They’re looking for speculative fiction set before 1935 C.E., centred around young people who were marginalised in their time and place – for example, “enslaved people, indigenous people, queer people, laborers, women, people with disabilities, and people who do not share the local dominant religion, language, or ethnicity”. Length should be 2000-8000 words and submissions will be open 1 November 2014 to 30 April 2015.
Click the links above for full details, read the guidelines carefully, and get writing!