Call for Submissions – House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature, Volume 3 – The Climate Change Edition

The House of Zolo is seeking provocative works of fiction and poetry for the third edition of: The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature

We are looking for radical, forward-thinking fiction and poetry that examines the future of our planet as it relates to Climate Change.

What will the Earth look like in a hundred years, five hundred years? 
How will cities evolve and humans adapt over the coming decades? The coming centuries?
What part does technology play in our future? 
What will happen to the animals? 

We are looking for poetry submissions of up to three poems; and short story submissions from 1,000 to 6,000 words, that address the urgent issue of Climate Change. Utopias, dystopias, magic realism, horror, science fiction—–all speculative genres are welcome. 

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: APRIL 15, 2021

We pay authors $25 per poem, and $50-$75 per story, for non-exclusive, worldwide, serial rights for both electronic and print.

EMAIL us your submissions as a WORD DOCUMENT to: houseofzolopublishing@gmail.com with “POETRY SUBMISSION” or “FICTION SUBMISSION”, as the Subject Line. Please include a brief synopsis of your story in your email, as well as a short bio.

The HOZ Journal of Speculative Literature is a literary magazine that features quality works of speculative fiction and poetry. We have two submission deadlines per year and produce two editions of the HOZ journal annually. 

What we look for in Fiction

HOZ is looking for literature that explores possibilities for the future. We want challenging short stories that are character driven, that reimagine the world and our place in it. We are looking for: BIPOC authors, feminist authors, LGBTQ2S authors, radical authors, authors who experiment. Themes that thrill us: transhumanism, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, new systems, resistance, activism, queer perspectives, feminist perspectives, nature.

We are not interested in stories that concern the reinvention of empire, rehashing of old narratives, or excessive violence. We entertain all genre based stories so long as they concern the future and especially if related to our current theme. That said, we are looking for the best speculative fiction stories, so if you think you have something we might want, please consider sending it.

What we look for in Poetry

HOZ are looking for works of speculative poetry that imagine the future of the world, the future of nature, technology, and/or the human being. Any form of poetry is welcomed. Like our call for fiction we are very interested in radical, BIPOC, feminist, LGBTQ2S, and/or experimental poetry. You may submit poems on any future related subject or theme but here are some of our favourite areas: transhumanism, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, new systems, resistance, activism, queer perspectives, feminist perspectives, nature.

The HOZ journal is published as a print and ebook, and journals may be bound together into semi-annual collections.

We ask for non-exclusive, worldwide, serial rights to your work for both electronic and print.

We do not consider previously published work, and we do not consider reprints that are currently available for free online.