Inclusive Future Magazine is an anthology of speculative prose, poetry, and art in the guise of a pop culture magazine from the future.
IMAGINE: It’s the year 2068, and we’ve achieved gender equality in the broadest sense. Not only are genders outside the binary widely acknowledged and accepted, but people of all genders are paid equally for equal work, have equal opportunity, are included in scientific studies, and are marketed to equally. You are writing and making art from this future, roughly fifty years from now, and you are submitting a piece of work to an international culture magazine whose target audience includes English-speaking adults of all genders living anywhere in the world.
What does this gender-inclusive future look like? What language do we use around gender? In what ways have
About Issue 1: Visions from a Gender-Inclusive Future
our societies been reshaped in order to include people of all genders? How might inclusion look different in different cultures and systems (including religious ones)? How might advancements in science and technology change our perceptions of gender? What challenges might trans, non-binary, and genderqueer people still face and be fighting to overcome?
While your submission does not have to be about gender, it definitely needs to contain elements that make it gender-inclusive. A simplistic example: a pop science article about Mars colonization that uses pronouns beyond the binary.
Who can submit
We are looking for submissions from trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists and writers for the content of the first issue of Inclusive Future Magazine. You do not have to be out in order to submit; we're happy to publish your work under a pseudonym. Regardless of whether you are out, if you choose to disclose your gender identity to us, we will not share that information with anyone without your permission.
We encourage trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer people with other marginalized identities to submit.
What We're Looking For
With this round of submissions, we are primarily looking for prose and artwork to finish filling out the first issue of the zine, which means we are looking for responses or complimentary things to existing pieces, such as a movie poster that is featured in an interview, or a feature story about the folks on the cover.
All works sent in this round should either be direct responses to something we’ve already acquired or stand alone (e.g. if you submit text of an ad, it shouldn’t need artwork to feel complete).