Hello everybody!

Submissions period for Speculative Fiction 2013 – The Best Online Reviews, Essays and Commentary is coming to a close at the end of December so NOW is the time to submit all of those posts you have been collecting specially for the occasion (right?).

We highly encourage everyone to submit: be it your own posts or posts written by fellow readers, blogger or authors, we are looking for:

  • Non-fiction reviews and essays (“works”) specific to some aspect of Speculative Fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and everything and anything that falls under the broad genre umbrella), including but not limited to: books, movies, tv shows, games, comics, conventions, genre trends, and so on!
  • The works MUST have been originally published online in the calendar year 2013.
  • You may nominate works published by anyone online. (This includes bloggers, friends, bloggers who are friends, authors who blog, bloggers who are authors, alien life forms, cats, etc…)
  • You may submit as many works as you like. (NO limit on nominations, peeps! The more the merrier!)
  • Submitted works ideally should be between 800 and 1500 words (but that’s not mandatory, we’ll consider longer and shorter pieces).
  • Submitted works can be from anywhere in the world, although we do need an English translation for consideration. We are VERY keen to receive submissions for non-US/UK based folks
  • Please also note that we are VERY keen to receive submissions of works in the Middle Grade and Young Adult categories – we know there’s great SFF stuff being written in YA and MG!
  • Do not be shy about submitting works published on non-exclusive SFF venues or in subgenres like Romantic SFF or Urban Fantasy.

The works that are chosen for the publication will be paid 1-cent/word for non-exclusive reprint rights, up to $10, on publication. All proceeds from book sales will be going to charity!

Submit your suggestions using the form below (or available online HERE). The form will be available throughout 2013 (on our navigation bar!) so you can go back to it if you find new stuff you want to submit.

If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment here, or send us an email: contact AT thebooksmugglers DOT com.

Thanks, and happy linking, everyone!

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