This anthology contains 120 pieces of flash fiction, all 300 words or less and with a speculative element and queer representation. I also had a story in 2019’s edition of this series, Migration.
I’m very proud to say that my story “The Emperor’s New Helmet” received an honorable mention in the 2020 contest.
There are also stories by my friends E.D.E. Bell, Ava Kelly, Ether Nepenthes, and L.S. Reinholt. You can see the full list of stories published in this book here.
Congratulations to the fellow honorable mentions, the judges’ choices and the winners of this year’s contest! Third place went to “Antlers” by K.A. Masters, second place to “Dragonslayer” by E.M. Hamill, and first place to “The Fleshsmith and the Metalsmith” by Devon Widmer. Click on the names to read more about the winning stories on the Queer Sci Fi website.
1) A new idea, method, or device.
2) The introduction of something new.
3) The application of better solutions to meet unarticulated needs.
Three definitions to inspire writers around the world and an unlimited number of possible stories to tell. Here are 120 of our favorites.
Innovation features 300-word speculative flash fiction stories from across the rainbow spectrum, from the minds of the writers of Queer Sci Fi.
Cover art by J. Scott Coatsworth and Kelley York.