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Jewish Futures 2 Guidelines


Fantastic Books is delighted to announce a second anthology of original science fiction—and now, fantasy—stories that will speculate on the past, present, and future of the Jewish people. What will Jews be up to many years from now? How doJews deal with magic, sorcery, and demons? These stories, like those in the first Jewish Futures book, will present the possibilities.

 

JEWISH FUTURES 2 is edited by Michael A. Burstein, multiple Hugo and Nebula finalist and winner of the Campbell/Astounding Award for Best New Writer.

 

While stories can be optimistic, pessimistic, utopian, dystopian, or anywhere in between, being Jewish and Judaism itself ought to be portrayed in a positive light. We encourage stories set outside the United States and Israel, and stories that include non-Ashkenazi American Jews, as we want this to be more than just “What will American Jews look like in the future?”

 

We will be looking for previously unpublished stories of up to 5,000 words, and the pay will be five cents a word (for a maximum total payment of $250).

 

Stories can be submitted until February 27, 2024 to julia@mabfan.com. February 27 is the hard cut-off; any stories submitted after February 27 will not be considered nor acknowledged.

 

Stories should be formatted using proper manuscript format; see here for guidelines. Stories should be submitted as Word documents or as Google Docs (in which case, provide a link to your story and make sure the link will work). Filename should be LastName_StoryTitle, e.g., Asimov_IRobot. Subject line should say “Jewish Futures 2: [StoryTitle]” with the actual title of the story in the subject line.

 

And since people have asked, you do not have to be Jewish to submit a story to the anthology.

 

In response to queries we've received since the guidelines were posted:

 

1. Multiple submissions are allowed, but no author will appear more than once in the book.

 

2. Simultaneous submissions are not allowed.

 

3. Stories that were rejected from the original anthology and haven’t been published elsewhere may be submitted anew.

JEWISH FUTURES 2 edited by Michael A. Burstein

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