The Swedish-language market for short SF and fantasy fiction is by no means nonexistent. It is just very small, often without an opportunity to pay authors, and dependent on magazines that would have either folded long ago or never been launched, had they been published as moneymaking ventures instead of because their publishers thought that... Continue Reading →
Beneath Ceaseless Skies is an online magazine featuring literary fantasy. They publish stories that offer engaging adventure fantasy in "vivid secondary worlds, written with a literary flair." This pro-rate magazine typically releases two stories per issue and two issues a month. The format provides a continuous variety of fiction for eager fans without overwhelming the... Continue Reading →
Hungary is a small country in the middle of Europe, with a population of ten million and a language that has its closest relatives in the Ural Mountains. Consequently the number of science fiction and fantasy fans is small, and the number of writers even smaller, basically everyone knows everyone else. I'll try to give a brief overview of the Hungarian sci-fi and fantasy scene.
March 2011 will see the first ever regional comic-con in the Middle East, hosted at Abu Dhabi's National Exhibition Centre. From the Jerusalem Post: Fans of comics, sci-fi and fantasy in the Middle East will now have their own comic convention. In March 2011 Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Centre will be the first in the... Continue Reading →