We are a new speculative fiction magazine with a focus on promoting voices from outside the normative orbit.
Exoplanet: A celestial body labeled “other” by a self-declared normative point in space.
There have been a growing number of special issues for big name magazines that focus on queer, POC, and other minority perspectives. These issues have been amazing, but no single issue of a magazine–no matter how vital it is–can be big enough to contain all of our voices. That’s why we started Exoplanet, to give marginalized voices a reliable place to thrive and be heard, a magazine for voices outside the mainstream to be published on a regular basis.
Exoplanet seeks to stake our claim in the literary world at the intersection of speculative fiction and minority issues. Our message is simple. Even if people overlook us or label us “other,” we’re not only here, but we’re here to stay.
Read more about why we love speculative fiction here.
Exoplanet will be published online bi-annually (in June and December) and all stories will be considered for an annual print issue.
About the editors:
Will J Fawley is a writer and editor dedicated to sharing and promoting speculative fiction from the margins. He was developed in the mountains of Virginia and now operates in the prairies of Manitoba. He holds an MFA from George Mason University where he was assistant fiction editor for Phoebe Journal of Literature and Art. Will’s queer speculative fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in Unburied Fables, Expanded Horizons, The Northern Virginia Review, Another Place: Brief Disruptions, and Sassafras Literary Magazine, and his book reviews have appeared in The Winnipeg Review and As It Ought to Be.
Kate Grisim was the Manitoba Writers’ Guild Disability Project’s first Writer-in-residence, Guest Editor for Geez Magazine‘s Disability and Ableism issue, and is currently writing her thesis entitled Reading Through to a Disabled Identity for a Master’s of Arts in Disability Studies at the University of Manitoba. She is a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and most recently published a story in an anthology entitled Another Place on gender and speculative fiction featuring a crip protagonist.
Art by Brooke Fawley (First in Space 1 & 2). Brooke is a multi-media artist and art instructor.