Publishing goal updates and content submissions reopening!
If you’re subscribed to our newsletter, you may have heard about our new publication plan for Issue 1 of Inclusive Future Magazine. In the June newsletter, we announced that we’re putting together a 32(ish)-page zine, which will be available in print and digitally. At this point, we’re thinking we’ll likely be ready to ship worldwide during the first quarter of 2024.
Although this is a smaller publication than we initially envisioned, we’re super stoked about it because:
We actually have the resources to pull it off, thanks in part to a couple of generous donations, and
We will get to hold it in our grubby little hands sooner rather than later!
Our next step is to finalize the contents of Issue 1. Pieces we’ve previously published on our website will be in the print issue, as well as new, never-before-seen content! Which brings us to some more really exciting news…
CONTENT SUBMISSIONS ARE NOW OPEN UNTIL OCTOBER 6TH!
Did the pieces already published online inspire you like they did us? Hopefully they got you thinking about what a future would look like in which all expressions of gender or lack thereof are fully included. Maybe you even got to imagining the movie poster for Unbreakable Butch, or thinking up the feature story behind the cover illustration by Liasis. Now’s your chance to share those ideas with us!
Since Inclusive Future Magazine is an anthology of speculative epistolary fiction–that is, prose and art in the guise of a pop culture magazine that imagines a more inclusive future–we’re asking you to imagine that it’s the year 2068. In this future, 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.
We’re looking for submissions of prose and art from trans, nonbinary, and genderqueer artists and writers that respond to the question: What might gender look like fifty years from now?
Specifically, we’d like to see pieces that fit in with and respond to the work we already have, like an article to go with Al Hess’ amazing artwork (pictured here) or a feature article to accompany Liasis’ cover illustration (above). Find out more by visiting the call for submissions page.
To see what past, successful submissions have looked like, check out Issue 1 here.
If you submitted a piece during our last call, we will automatically consider the piece again during this round. If you didn’t, or would like to submit again, then you can find instructions on how to submit here. We’re excited to see what you come up with!