Now accepting submissions to Characters of Color issueSep 1st, 2010 | By Bart Leib | Category: News & Announcements
People of color are dramatically underrepresented in speculative fiction. So for our second annual oversized “end-of-year” issue, we’ve chosen Characters of Color as the theme. All main characters must be characters of color. This applies to both fiction and artwork.
We will consider submissions from everyone, regardless of race or ethnicity – what we’re looking for are characters of color. Everyone is encouraged to submit their work!
The stories do not have to focus on the character’s ethnicity, but it must be clear from the content/context of the story that the MC is a character of color. We are not interested in stereotyped, derogatory or racist caricatures. (This does not mean that you can’t address issues like racism and stereotyping in your stories.)
Remember, this is a double-sized issue. We’re looking for about 10 stories for the issue! We’re also interested in articles, comics, artwork, reviews, interviews, etc. so long as they’re about the theme. We have our cover art but otherwise we’re open to almost anything. Tell your friends!
Submissions for Issue 24 will be accepted until 11:59 pm US EST on September 30. Please send in your submissions via the online submission form.