Too often fiction portrays the non-human as Other; as a threat to be destroyed, to be conquered… or to be “saved”, assimilated back into the teeming throngs of humanity.
Not this time. This time, it’s the non-humans’ turn. What is life like, to be imperfect? To observe humanity from without? What does it mean to be seen as horrific, to be rejected… and to overcome that? Or embrace it? To embrace it or reject it? And what does our love of these stories tell us can we, as human readers, learn from that about ourselves?
Unnatural Order is an anthology for strange days and grotesque beauty, as the monstrous seeps out from the dark, and makes the light its own.
Submit stories up to 5,000 words.
Works must be original and previously unpublished. For the purpose of this, “unpublished” also includes online (e.g. on blogs, forums, etc.) and similar venues.
A maximum of three works per single author will be considered.
Payment will be at least $30 per story and a contributor copy of the anthology (will be increased depending on the success of a crowdfunding campaign).
Submissions close Friday 1 November 2019.
This anthology is a project of the Canberra Speculative Fiction Guild (CSFG), an association for Canberra-based creators of speculative fiction.
For more information, including a list of what the editors do and do not want, please visit CSFG’s website.