Monday Markets - NEXT! Anthology, Dec 1, 2019 (via @peepaltreepress)

Peepal Tree press and Inscribe magazine are reading for their new anthology NEXT!, which is looking for speculative fiction by Black British writers:

Our broad definition of 'Black British' is simply one of self-identification: i.e., if you are a writer ‘of colour’ born, raised, living, or have lived in Britain and self-identify as Black British, then we welcome your submission.

The genre for this new anthology is speculative fiction. There is no specific subject matter or theme -- anything goes, as long as it’s good. What we are looking for is the weird and the unusual.

That’s a nice and broad description for content, so to assist in narrowing it down they do suggest reading:

Nalo Hopkinson, Octavia Butler, Irenosen Okojie, Leone Ross, Karen Lord, Anthony Joseph, Nnedi Okorafor, the Dark Matter series edited by Sheree Thomas and Walter Mosley’s Blue Light.

Word count is 1,500 to 5,000 words, and they’re open until the first of December. I can’t find any payment information so I’ve marked it as unknown. Feel free to update the directory entry if anyone finds out!

Link to our listing here: