The second entry for my Book Magnet Project is in! There are two magnets, both of which are in the middle. What are they for? The online magazine The Future Fire.
What is The Future Fire?
It is an online magazine that publishes “dark science fiction and art with a social conscience, a political sensibility, and of the highest quality.” It contains fiction and non-fiction, reviews, and more. Issues come in html and pdf formats, so you can read online, or take it with you in your e-reader.
They are also, I am told, currently seeking submissions for a special Feminist Science Fiction themed issue, which will also include queer-focused SF under the heading. The FemSF issue will appear in January, 2010, and I’ve been told that while this is a special issue, the editing team of TFF is not limiting their interest to such themes in non-themed issue to come. If you’ve got something FemSF or queer-SF, check out their submission guidelines and send it in! You should also read their Manifesto, which contains some insight into the impetus for TFF’s creation.
So, check them out if you’re interested in dark SF with a social or political leaning.
There you have it. If you have a promotional magnet for your sf/f (or related) book and want to take part in this project, send an email to arconna[at]yahoo[dot]com with the subject “Book Magnet Project.” Help me cover my fridge!