SFF PATRON TO START BLACK SPECULATIVE FICTION CENTRE
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
PETER NICHOLLS ESSAY PRIZE 2022
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
FOUNDATION ESSAY WINS SFRA AWARD
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 here. For the full list of winners, go to the SFRA website.
Published 8 July 2020 (updated 17 July 2021)
FOUNDATION EDITOR LAUNCHES NEW SCIENCE FICTION IMPRINT
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)