We are seeking provocative works of speculative fiction and poetry for the inaugural edition of: The House of Zolo’s Journal of Speculative Literature.
The HOZ Journal of Speculative Literature is a new literary magazine featuring quality works of speculative fiction and poetry. We are calling for new work in short story and poetry. We have two deadlines per year and produce two editions of the HOZ journal annually. Our first Deadline: July 15, 2019.
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 radical authors, feminist authors, LGBTQ2S 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 favourite themes. 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.
We accept stories from 1,000 to 7,500 words with a preferred word count of between 3,500 – 5,000 words. We pay 50 – 75 dollars per story (CND, based on word count). Please send only one story at a time. Simultaneous submissions are fine with us, just let us know if you are accepted for publication elsewhere.
To submit: Please send your short story attached as a word or rtf document to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line HOZ Journal – Fiction. If possible, please include a short bio in the body of the email.
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, 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.
We pay $25 per poem (CND)
To submit: Please send 1 to 3 poems attached in a word or rtf document to: email@example.com with the subject line HOZ Journal – Poetry. If possible, please include a short bio in the body of the email.
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 consider previously published work, provided you have the rights, but we do not consider reprints that are currently available for free online.