Deadline: May 1, 2017.
Junot Díaz, Boston Review‘s fiction editor, put out a special call for Global Dystopias submissions. Throughout 2017, Boston Review will feature stories, essays, and interviews on the theme of global dystopias. It will also publish a special print issue in the fall.
So, submit essays, interviews, fiction, and creative non-fiction on the dystopia theme. Your submission may explore inequality/precarity, climate change, global democracy, civic imaginaries, Afrofuturism, the war on terror and the global south. It can also focus on international politics, speculative futures, post-humanisms, the future of females, gendered violence and radical futurities.
You can only submit your work via submittable. The maximum length for fiction and nonfiction submission is 5,000 words. The fiction submissions come with a reading fee of $3. However, if you are strapped for cash and can’t pay the reading fee, email your submission to email@example.com directly.
Listen to Junot Diaz explain his vision for the project:
Also, it is advised that you read previously published materials to have an idea of what Boston Review looks for. It does not accept already published materials. However, you can submit simultaneous submissions as long as you immediately withdraw your submission if accepted elsewhere. You can only withdraw submissions from Submittable.