Paul March-Russell will be standing down as editor of Foundation in 2022, and the SFF is seeking a successor.


Main duties


  • Overall responsibility for the production of Foundation (3 issues/yr) and the journal pages on the SFF website

  • Liaise with the Editorial Team, Lavenham Press, and other SFF committee members for the smooth running of the journal

  • Maintain the journal’s standards and reputation

  • Oversee the journal’s peer-review process

  • Promote and market the journal as widely as possible, for instance by regularly attending conferences in the field

  • Develop the journal’s web presence

  • Oversee the production process of the journal, liaising with designers and printers

  • Work on new initiatives as appropriate to enhance the journal’s profile


Main skills


  • Wide knowledge of sf and sf scholarship (academic and otherwise, and reflecting the journal’s international remit)

  • Ability to attract high-quality papers

  • Understanding of journal publishing processes

  • Ability to work with and develop an editorial team

  • Organisational and administrative experience

  • Experience of academic editing

  • Commitment to SFF’s goals.

  • Excellent communication


Applications, comprising a CV and letter setting out the candidate’s qualifications and plans for the journal, should be made to Graham Sleight, Chair of the SFF, by 1 February 2022. Either Graham Sleight ( or Paul March-Russell ( ) will be happy to answer questions about the role informally.

Published 11 November 2021


SFF patron, Nalo Hopkinson, has recently joined the University of British Columbia as a Professor in Creative Writing. Her plans include launching a centre for Black speculative fiction. Read the full report here. In other patron news, the National Theatre's production of Neil Gaiman's The Ocean at the End of the Lane will open at the Duke of York's Theatre on 23 October. Adapter Joel Horwood and director Katy Rudd discuss the play here.

Published 17 July 2021


We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in Foundation (summer 2022).

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. The work should be original and not previously published. All submitted articles should comply with the style guide. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

The deadline for submission is Friday, 3rd December 2021. All competition entries, with a short (50 word) biography, should be sent to the journal editor at The entries will be judged by the editorial team and the winner will be announced in the spring 2022 issue of Foundation.

Published 15 March 2021


Our congratulations go to Susan Ang, whose article on 'Triangulating the Dyad: Seen (Orciny) Unseen' (published in Foundation 132), formally received the SFRA Award for Innovative Research at the SFRA's June 2021 conference. The judges' commendation and Susan's acceptance can be found hereFor the full list of winners, go to the SFRA website

Published 8 July 2020 (updated 17 July 2021)


Paul March-Russell and Una McCormack have launched a science fiction imprint, Gold SF, devoted to new feminist writing, to be published by Goldsmiths Press. The call for submissions is below:

Gold SF - Call for Submissions

Goldsmith’s Press is seeking to establish a dedicated imprint to publish feminist science fiction. We believe that sf and speculative fictions offer a mode of critical and utopian thinking ideally placed to address contemporary issues. We are therefore looking to commission novella and novel length work which answers to the times, dealing with subjects such as:

·      Anti-rationalism and the rise of the alt-right  

·      The climate crisis and feminism in the Age of the Anthropocene

·      Global movements of populations and refugees

·      New visions of race, class, and queerness

·      Expanding frontiers in gender and sexuality

·      Decoloniality and indigenous knowledge traditions

·      Pathways to resistance and rebellion 

We are particularly keen to hear from new voices not traditionally represented by science fiction, literary fiction, and liberal feminism.

Enquiries to: Susan Kelly –

Editorial board: Abi Curtis, Elizabeth English, Joan Haran, Maureen Kincaid Speller, Una McCormack, Paul March-Russell, Robin Reid, Aishwarya Subramanian and Sheree Renee Thomas

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Published 17 April 2020 (updated 17 July 2021)