Global Fantastika: Special Edition of Fantastika Journal

deadline for submissions: 
April 30, 2017
full name / name of organization: 
Fantastika Journal

Global Fantastika: Special Edition

Fantastika Journal


“Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, steampunk, young adult fiction, or any other imaginative space.

The third annual Fantastika conference focused on productions of Fantastika globally, as well as considering themes of contact across nations and borders within Fantastika. We are now seeking to supplement extended conference papers with other work in order to publish a special edition of Fantastika Journal which represents the diversity of Fantastika publications globally.



We welcome articles on Fantastika as they occur in any medium and form. Some suggested topics are:

  • Fantastika genres that are specific to a nation or culture (e.g. contemporary mythologies, magical realism, anime, etc.)
  • the representation of national or cultural ideologies in Fantastika
  • the production and development of Fantastika in non-English-speaking countries (English translation required for all non-English components)
  • fictional and real empires
  • globalization, industrialization, development and the future
  • global networks, mobilities, migrations
  • borders, defence of borders, crossing borders, and occupations
  • (post)colonial texts and readings
  • notions of the ‘other’


If you would like to submit an article for publication with Fantastika Journal, please send a 5000-7000 word article, with an abstract and a bionote in separate word documents, to Please use MLA referencing style. All articles will undergo peer review following submission. Articles are due April 30, 2017.


We will also be including reviews of fiction or non-fiction works released in 2016 and 2017. Please contact us under the subject line “reviews” if you are interested in reviewing a film or book that considers any of the above themes.


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