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Edited by Polina Levontin and Jo Lindsay Walton, Vector is the critical journal of the BSFA, publishing in-depth articles, interviews, and reviews on SFF and diverse topics in technology, science, society and culture. It caters to a diverse audience of both scholars and non-academic fans.

Vector is currently published both as a print journal (two to three issues per year) and an online magazine. Vector is open to submissions on a rolling basis.  We are especially interested in:

  • Non-academic articles on SFF, science, technology, and related subjects (usually 1,000 to 3,500 words)
  • Academic articles (usually 3,500 to 6,000 words)
  • Interviews and roundtables
  • Conference and convention reports
  • Reviews of academic books with a SFF angle
  • Occasional reviews of SFF magazines, non-fiction, exhibitions, movies, TV, games, and new media (fiction reviewers should get in touch with The BSFA Review instead)
  • Queries from prospective guest editors
  • Queries from prospective advertisers
Vector especially welcomes contributions that can appeal both to scholars of science fiction and to non-academic fans. Contributors are advised to familiarise themselves with the style and tone of the journal prior to submitting. We seek lively, engaging, accessible articles, underpinned by rigorous and careful research. More information is available on the Vector site.

Current themed calls for submission:

Cover of Vector 292, Winter 2020. Cover image is Prophecy by Fabrice Monteiro. Depicts a figure moving through post-apocalyptic wreckage, apparently of obsolete technologies, bearing a flaming staff, wearing a fabulous gown of magnetic ribbon.

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