The call for contributions to the online speculative fiction platform, Possible Worlds, is now open!

The call for contributions to the online speculative fiction platform, Possible Worlds, is now open!

Below is the press release issued by the Quantic Cultural Association announcing the opening of the call for submissions for the online speculative fiction platform, Possible Worlds:

Starting today you can send us literary, visual or sound creations until April 20, 2023!

We’re looking for original creations, unpublished somewhere else, that explore speculative fiction genres through an intersectional lens. We want speculative fiction to be a radical tool for emancipation, reflection, and changing the status quo.

Through visionary fiction we want to construct a space of reclaiming power and self-determination for historically dispossessed people.

Possible Worlds is an online platform for radical speculative fiction.

Lumi Posibile hosts and celebrates a myriad of forms of creative expression: literature, essays, visual art, sound art, and anything else we can imagine.

Lumi Posibile encompasses various genres of speculative fiction: from science fiction, to horror, to fantasy and any other similar existing or future genres.

Our Possible Worlds include people with diverse identities and histories. We see speculative fiction as a tool for marginalized communities to forge a gentler, more revolutionary future, to explore the present and the past through fantasy, and to exorcise social injustices through an imaginary of chaos and the monstrous. We can build the world we want to live in, a world our ancestors have already begun to work on.

Possible Worlds rejects the binary and purity of literary-artistic genres. We encourage and celebrate mixture, hybrid forms, all that is strange, strange and hard to define..

Our Possible worlds are sensitive and curious, emotional and undisciplined, poetic and analytical; they are affected by everything that touches and affects them in turn. Our Possible Worlds are body, idea, sensation and thought in the same breath, which together are always transforming.

Our Possible Worlds are queer, Roma, feminist, anti-capitalist, anti-speciesist, neurodivergent, anti-abolitionist.

We welcome any form of speculative fiction, such as:

  • Science fiction (utopias, dystopias, solarpunk, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, cosmic exploration, etc.).
  • Horror (body horror, gothic, supernatural, monstrous, etc.)
  • Fantasy (fairy tales, mythology, superheroes/heroines, etc.)
  • Magical realism
  • Alternative Histories
  • Any other genre we can imagine

You can send us the following artwork:

  • Literature (prose, poetry, essays)
  • Visual arts (video poem, video essay, short film, comic strip)
  • Sound art (narrative podcast, music mix, song)
  • Submissions can be sent to along with a description of yourself of about 50 words.

Material published on the website will be remunerated.

Partners: Accept Association, National Dance Centre Bucharest, Intersect Community Centre, ArtHub, Art200 Queer International Film Festival, CUTRA Magazine, Echinox, SUPER Film Festival, AIVImedia.hub, Radio Romania Cultural;

The project “Possible Worlds” is run by Quantic Cultural Association and is a project co-financed by AFCN. The project does not necessarily represent the position of the Administration of National Cultural Fund. AFCN is not responsible for the content of the project or how the results of the project may be used. These are entirely the responsibility of the grantee.

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