Anathema: Spec from the Margins (Mission Statement)

Exceptional art is a bruise: it leaves its mark on you. At its best it leaves us vulnerable and raw, transformed by the experience. At Anathema we’re interested in giving that exceptional work a home. Specifically the exceptional work of queer people of colour (POC)/Indigenous/Aboriginal creators. As practicing editors we’re keenly aware of the structural and institutional racism that makes it hard for the work of marginalized writers to find a home.

So Anathema: Spec from the Margins is a free, online tri-annual magazine publishing speculative fiction (SF/F/H, the weird, slipstream, surrealism, fabulism, and more) by queer people of colour on every range of the LGBTQIA spectrum.

Click here to see the results of our successful 2016 IndieGoGo campaign.

Click here for our Submission Guidelines. If your fiction, non-fiction, and/or art has a speculative element and you’re a queer person of colour then we want to see it.

Speculative fiction is often dominated by the same voices and we think it’s time to share the mic. We want you to help us make Anathema a podium on which the voices we least hear from can stand and hold nothing back.


*Written alongside Michael Matheson and Chinelo Onwualu.

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