space-stars-roadThe Fantasist, a magazine of fantasy novellas, is accepting submissions for their Special Space Opera issue. Submissions will close at Midnight CST on May 13, 2017.

Issue 4 of The Fantasist will focus on the fantastical in space with space opera novellas. It has always been the goal of The Fantasist to encourage a larger concept of what constitutes fantasy in publishing. Payment is $100 for first North American serial rights, non-exclusive anthology rights, exclusive electronic rights for 90 days after first publication, and non-exclusive electronic rights after that.

From the submissions page: “We’ve asked for magic in the future, and works that blur the distinctions between science and magic. In Issue 4, we want you to take us into space and to other planets and remind us that there’s magic there too. Think of the Darkover books and the works of Jack Vance, Stanislaw Lem, Celia S. Friedman, Yoon Ha Lee, or Ann Leckie. Think of comic books like Saga, Ursula K. Le Guin’s planet Winter,Dune, or, let’s be honest, Star Wars and Babylon 5. We believe that fantasy is fantasy first because it feels like fantasy.”

Have a space opera hidden away on your desk top? More details here….

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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