Future Fiction Submissions

BEFORE SENDING YOUR MANUSCRIPT, READ THIS PAGE CAREFULLY

Future Fiction is an independent small press and its main mission is the scouting and promotion of the best authors of the Science Fiction genre on the international scene.

We could define this research as the “preservation of the narrative biodiversity of the future”, as for decades the editorial proposals in our reference genre have had a single origin, typically Anglophone, white, and male. For this reason, we focus on all those voices (including the Italian of course) that have not enjoyed the same opportunities and visibility as the American and British counterparts. We, therefore, try to offer our public a vision of tomorrow that represents the maximum of the cultural, linguistic, and speculative wealth of our planet.

We are also very reluctant to publish unpublished works and, as a rule, we leave this task to other professionals in the sector (literary agents and specialized agencies, or publishing houses larger than ours), capable of guiding new or growing authors, to promote and enhance them. with resources that a reality like Future Fiction does not yet possess.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE TO SEND YOUR MANUSCRIPT TO FUTURE FICTION?

If you wish to submit your manuscript to us, please follow a few simple steps.

First, ask yourself why did you choose Future Fiction. Do you know who and what we have published over the years? Have you already read some works of our series? Did you like the book you read?

Usually, if an author/writer wants to put their story in the hands of a publisher, it is good practice to know where that work will go and how it will be handled.

Who publishes with us: we like the stories of Ian McDonald, Clelia Farris, Ken Liu, Xia Jia, Vandana Singh… Black Mirror stories, Mr. Robot and Humans or science fiction films like Her, Blade Runner and Brasil. These are narratives about the near future set on Earth, where issues are dealt with on technological and social innovations that could change the destiny of humanity. If all this sounds new or strange to you, the invitation is to try to read or see some of these stories first.

What we are looking for: climate change fiction, artificial intelligence, Solarpunk, 3D printing, ethics of cloning, bioengineering, future professions and trades, big data, augmented reality, blockchain, new media, posthumanism, and biopolitics. If you’ve written something that fits on this list (certainly not exhaustive), your story might interest us.

WE PUBLISH SCIENCE FICTION: THIS IS WHAT YOU SHOULD AVOID SUBMITTING IN ORDER NOT TO WASTE YOUR PRECIOUS TIME

Difficult, if not really difficult, for Future Fiction to publish stories on the following themes: military science fiction, space opera, time travel, encounters with aliens, space exploration and colonization, parallel worlds, urban fantasy, planetary romance, magical realism, and superpowers. Obviously, we do not publish neither horror nor fantasy. And if you haven’t done so yet, we invite you again to read something we have published, to understand how our editorial proposal is structured.

HERE’S WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO TO WRITE AND SEND THE SYNOPSIS OF YOUR BOOK TO FUTURE FICTION

If you’ve read this far, here’s what you need to do if it seems to you that Future Fiction is the right place for you: send a synopsis to info@futurefiction.org of one or two pages in length where they are clearly indicated:

  1. The theme of the story/novel: the topic in general and what your story is about;
  2. The plot of the story/novel: the summary of the story including the ending, because we are not afraid of spoilers, indeed we are interested in knowing how things will end;
  3. The genre and length of the text: enter keywords, such as “coming-of-age”, “biotech”, “virtual reality”, “Solarpunk”. The length of the text must be between a minimum of 10 pages and a maximum of 350 editorial pages;
  4. A short bio containing your previous experiences and publications.

That said, we don’t have the resources to write editorial boards or provide ratings for individual works. However, we do our best to answer everyone and, in case of interest, we will contact the author or author.

We remind you again to send the synopsis to info@futurefiction.org

Good work and future!