Essay Submissions

IZ Digital is open to unsolicited submissions of essays related to all aspects of fantastika. Essays should be between 3000 and 7000 words. (If you have an essay which needs to be longer, query with a short abstract of no more than 200 words.)

We are looking for original, exciting writing on all aspects of the fantastic in literature: stories and authors, restrospectives and re-evaluations, critical perspectives and theory.

We encourage essays that are feminist, postcolonial, intersectional, intergenerational, and essays that consider fantastika in relation to hybridity, ecocentrism, and the utopian imagination.

Broad surveys are unlikely to get our attention; cogent and compelling essays that focus on specific writers or works almost certainly will.

IZ Digital encourages original submissions from all voices, whoever or wherever you are – please don’t self-reject.

All essays should cite their sources using endnotes in MHRA style (with links to open access sources online, where possible). Works discussed may be listed in a bibliography. Don’t include your notes or bibliography in the word count.

Payment is (EUR) 1.5¢ per word (one and one-half euro cents).

Essays should be in standard manuscript format (double spaced, good margins, contact email, approximate word count, page numbers) and saved as a Word document. Email your submission as an attachment to: submissions [at] interzone [dot] digital

You don’t need to provide a postal address on your manuscript.

Don’t spend too long on a cover letter: just introduce yourself in a sentence and tell us of any relevant credits you have.

Please don’t send us a submission that is being considered elsewhere.

Do not be discouraged by a form rejection. It means exactly what it says: try us with something new.

We aim to respond to submissions within 5 weeks. If you have not heard anything within this time, email submissions [at] interzone [dot] digital with ‘follow-up’ and the title of your original submission in the subject line.

We look forward to reading your work.