Submissions for Science Fiction

Reading Time: 2 minutes
Print Friendly, PDF & Email

The Science Fiction section is meant to explore how science fiction may help us think about possible futures, especially with regard to the questions debated in this blog. We want to pursue this goal through various formats of posts. First, we are most definitely open to sharing essays, poetry, and other forms of science fiction art that fall into the scope of this blog. We are also interested in critical reviews of science fiction works (movies, books, poems, art, you name it), exploring how these works are relevant for thinking about digital technologies. Finally, we want to explore how sci-fi influences the worldviews of the various actors involved in digital constitutionalism, such as lawmakers and legal scholars.

Pre-submission pitch. Before submitting a blog post for our Science Fiction section, send us an email at scifi@digi-con.org with a short pitch for your work. Please mention in the subject of your mail whether your post would be a review, an essay, or an original piece of art.

The message itself should provide a brief description of your intended post. In a few sentences, please describe the subject of your post and why do you want to publish it at Digi-Con. We focus on Science Fiction content that establishes direct connections with one or more of the topics covered in the other sections, but we are open to publishing original content that has a more indirect connection to the subject matter of the blog.

The pitching process allows us to discuss with potential authors whether their proposals would be a good fit for the blog. Please contact us at your earliest convenience: ideally, but not necessarily, before writing the post. However, we do not publish unsolicited work unless the author has sent us a pitch beforehand.

Structure. Finished essays and reviews should be 1000-2000 words, have a title and be divided into sections (1,a); i)). Artworks such as short stories may be longer, in which case we reserve the right to break up the story for serial publication. For the Artist Showcases, the artist could select seven or more works that resonate the connection between technology and science fiction, including a short bio, and send them by email.

Writing style. As part of our mission, Digi-Con aims to reach an audience of non-experts. The posts should be of scientific interest but written in an understandable, clear and accessible style. No footnotes are allowed, but the text can contain hyperlinks.

Editorial offer. Our editorial offer consists in reviewing, proofreading and editing the posts before publication. The review is necessary to ensure that the posts meet our quality standards. We reserve the right to suggest modifications for titles and subtitles.

License. We publish all contributions under the Creative Common License CC BY 4.0. If you want to know more about the license, click here. The author will not receive any remuneration. A second use of the posts is allowed, but you should make reference to the first publication in Digi-Con.

Explore other pieces