The Science Fiction Poetry Association (est. 1978) is accepting submissions of speculative poetry for the October 2017 issue of its flagship ezine, Eye to the Telescope. This issue will conjure up verse-style stories of “Evolving Gender.”
Guest editor Sandra J. Lindow is reviewing speculative poetry that explores or addresses gender in nontraditional ways. Writers can embed their poetic stories in our universe or another during any time period. Magic may or may not be possible. All styles and forms are welcome.
Poets can submit up to five poems. Poems must be original and unpublished.
Token Payment: 3 cents/word–$3 minimum or up to $25 maximum–for First (or Reprint) Electronic Rights. Payment is upon publication.
Reading period closes September 15, 2017. Read the publication’s guidelines here.
(Speculative poetry covers the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and supernatural horror, as well as similar genres such as magic realism, metafiction, and fabulation. It is difficult to define speculative poetry since these genres correspond to fiction instead of poetry.)