Up to $300 for Speculative Fiction from Anyone At Risk as a Result of Overturning Roe V. Wade

Aseptic and Faintly Sadistic: An Anthology of Hysteria Fiction, which is presented by CHM and will benefit the Chicago Abortion Fund, is seeking dark speculative fiction from anyone directly at risk as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling on Roe v. Wade, defined inclusively.

Submissions were only recently opened for this anthology, and the deadline is quite soon: August 1st.

According to the guidelines page:

The Editor Likes:

Forward-thinking, expertly crafted  speculative fiction. Work that uses innovative forms, original voices, broken timelines, metafiction, etc, but is still legible. Think Carmen Maria Machado, Nadia Bulkin, Mona Awad, Rivers Solomon, Angela Carter, Emily M. Danforth, Caitlin R. Kiernan.

Absolutely Not:

TERF-y, gender-essentialist fiction.

Gratuitous sexual assault, gratuitous violence, and unchallenged -isms and -phobias (body horror welcome).

The Title Comes From: Margaret St. Clair’s fantastic short “Brenda” (Weird Tales 1954).

To learn more, and to submit, visit this page.


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