With the world so often dark and incomprehensible, fiction has never played a more important role in our culture and society in making sense of the human condition and imagining a hopeful future. Speculative fiction and fantasy are especially well placed to comment on our present moment; why not, as China Miéville says, ‘use fantasy to challenge social and aesthetic lies’?
It is this kind of writing KYD are seeking to uncover in KYD’s first Speculative Fiction/Fantasy showcase. In May 2019, they will publish a selection of short stories that explores the genre in all its varieties; work that both challenges our preconceptions of the genre, and entertains.
Submissions for the KYD Speculative Fiction/Fantasy Showcase are now open, and will close at midnight AEDT, Friday 25 January 2019. All contributors are paid.For more information on how to submit, please visit KYD’s Submittable page.