For this anthology, I want to see solarpunk summers. Show me futuristic stories that take place in summer, whether that involves a summer night in a rooftop garden, or characters adapting to extreme heat and weather, or maybe an annual migration to cooler lands. Keep it planet-based (Earth or other), and optimistic. Solarpunk worlds aren’t necessarily utopias, but they definitely aren’t dystopias.
We're a northern hemisphere publisher, but southern hemisphere summers are also welcome!
Need inspiration? Read New York 2140 or Pacific Edge by Kim Stanley Robinson, Sunvault: Stories of Solarpunk and Eco-Speculation, or Wings of Renewal: A Solarpunk Dragon Anthology.
Check our blog and social media for updates on the Solarpunk Kickstarter, which will run August 14 to September 14, 2017.
How to Submit
Submission Window: August 15 to November 15, 2017
Length: Under 8,000 words
Specifications: Standard Manuscript Format is preferred (minus the Courier font). Send your story as an attachment (.doc, .docx, or .rtf only), double-spaced, using 12-point type and a standard serif font (such as Times New Roman or Garamond). Please include your name, mailing address, and email address on the first page.
Simultaneous Submissions allowed: Yes (Please let us know ASAP if it is accepted elsewhere.)
Multiple Submissions allowed: No (If we decline a story while the submission window is still open, you may send another, but please do not send multiple stories at the same time, or a second story before we have responded to the first.)