Thursday, January 15, 2009

Belong/A Place Called Home

edited by Russell B. Farr

belong mock cover artEverybody comes from somewhere, especially in Australia. Belong/A place called home seeks to explore the themes of immigration, including refugees and both sides of the migrant experience through the speculative genres.

What makes people pack up their belongings and leave their homeland? What happens when they return as a tourist? How does it feel to grow up as a first generation resident of a new land? How does it feel to live in a land with a large migrant and multicultural population?

Belong, a two-volume sf anthology is scheduled for release in 2009.

The anthology is open to unsolicited submissions until 31 May 2009.

submission guidelines

1. Story length 1,000 to 7,000 words. (Longer stories may be accepted, though payment is capped at 7,000)
2. Original stories only: no reprints, multiple or simultaneous submissions.
3. Stories may be emailed to the editor at with the words "Submission Belong" in the subject line.
4. Manuscript format: double spaced, large margins, sensible font.
5. The editor reserves the right to bend any and all rules for close personal friends.
6. Only stories of a speculative nature (science fiction, fantasy, horror, dark fiction) will be considered.
7. Deadline: 31 May 2009.


Send us your best stories on the theme of immigration or related topics.

We are looking for submissions of a fantastic or speculative element.

We want stories which focus on the migrant experience, both from the experience of the migrant and resident, stories of forced refugees and voluntary migrants.

Payment: 2 copies and Aus 1.5 cents/word (GST inc., maximum payment $105) on publication.

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