We're pleased to introduce one of our two new Assistant Editors to you today:
Sarena Ulibarri earned an MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder and attended the Clarion Fantasy and Science Fiction Writers' Workshop at UCSD in 2014. Her short fiction has appeared in Lightspeed, NewMyths.com, The Colored Lens, Kasma SF and elsewhere. She currently lives in New Mexico with her husband and their Welsh Corgi. Find more at sarenaulibarri.com.
Along with Assistant Editor Laura Harvey and Editor-in-Chief Eileen Wiedbrauk, Sarena Ulibarri will be reading queries for novels, novellas, serialized fiction, and single author collections in the open submission months of February, June, and September.
While we are open to all forms of fantasy, paranormal, and science fiction if they are done well, we asked Sarena Ulibarri to share what sorts of speculative fiction projects she hopes to find in the slush this year:
I am seeking fresh and interesting new worlds in Science Fiction and Fantasy, and complex characters who are uniquely shaped by their world. I tend to value stories about ordinary people working through extraordinary circumstances more than stories about privilege and inheritance. We need diverse books, and I would love to see protagonists who are women, people of color, disabled, or LGBTQ. Characters of any stripe need agency and depth.
World Weaver Press
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