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We’re looking for essays on a topic of interest to readers of speculative fiction, 500 to 1,000 words in length. For example, there are always new developments in space exploration, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, genetic engineering, and similar topics that could be of interest to our readers.

Essays could also be about trends in speculative fiction, including books, movies, and television, or personal stories about the writing process.

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If you have a question about your submission, of if you’d like to check that the topic of your essay is appropriate for our publication, please email essays editor Chuck Hand at [email protected].

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