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In an age where wealth controls our systems of power and much of the world is ruled by patriarchal societies, feminist speculative perspectives can offer new insights, predictions and even possible alternatives.

Speculative and Science Fiction provide space to explore, question and propose new futures. But, as with many disciplines, it is an area where many creative and talented women, trans and queer perspectives have been overlooked. Feminist artists and writers have long been presenting new angles on gender, power, ecology and community and we want to explore some of those narratives.

Site Gallery are looking for submissions of short stories (up to 7,500 words) in the genre of speculative/science fiction, from a feminist perspective. The winning submission will be selected by Rachel Coldicutt, CEO of Doteveryone and editor of the experimental anthology challenging how technology is imagined – Women Invent the Future

The winner will receive £500, take part in a reading and talk with Rachel Coldicutt at Site Gallery on October 8. Their submission may also be published in a digital anthology of feminist speculative fiction.

Please send your submission along with a bio & CV to: hello@sitegallery.org by 17 September 2019 at 23:59.

Terms and Conditions

The work that you enter must be your own original work.

Submissions received after the deadline will not be eligible for entry.

The judges’ decision is final and no correspondence or discussion about the judging process will be entered into.

The winning writer must be available to participate in the reading in Sheffield. Site Gallery will cover their travel and accommodation costs in relation to attending the event. Winners who are under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

We reserve the right to vary the rules and conditions of entry and to make any amendments to the published schedule as are deemed necessary.

By entering your work for the awards you are confirming to us that the work that you are submitting is your own original work.

We reserve the right to vary the rules and conditions of entry and to make any amendments to the published schedule as are deemed necessary.

We will write to everyone who entered for an award and inform them of the outcome of their application once the judging process has concluded.

We apologise in advance that we are unable to enter into individual correspondence with writers about submissions that do not win awards or to give specific feedback on every submission that is made. This is due to the exceptionally large amount of entries that we have to process as part of the awards.

We intend that entering your work for the awards is an accessible process. If you are unclear about any aspect of the submission process please email us at hello@sitegallery.org.

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