We are writing to introduce you to something new that is happening: some of our Seizure people are nerds starting a new venture called Fantastica (pronounced with an invisible ‘!’).
So if you find yourself pondering the fate of humanity, or whether your house is zombie-proof, or struggle to read War and Peace but devour fantasy series fourteen times as long, and you are struggling to find places interested in your type of writing: this might be your thing.
Fantastica is a new imprint of Xoum Publishing, dedicated to publishing the best speculative fiction around. And here’s what's coming up 1) a Prose Shop at Gleebooks and 2) a Viva-style novella competition just for nerds speculative fiction.
What is Speculative Fiction?
For our purposes, speculative fiction includes anything from hard science fiction through to epic fantasy and everything in between. We’re most interested in fiction that speculates on what could be and what might have been. This may include (but is not limited to): science fiction, dystopias, fantasy, horror, paranormal (yes, even the romance type), post-apocalypse, superheroes.
We’re less interested in run-of-the-mill tales of dragon killers and space wars and more interested in genre-pushing writing and thought-provoking ideas. As far as we’re concerned, even the most otherworldly speculative fiction can challenge our assumptions about the real world.