Conjuring Images Of Cyborgs and Fairies, Queens Literary Journal Urges Writers to Submit Fantastical Fiction

You know that story you had about a cyborg in futuristic Jamaica or that poem about flying fairies set in Jacob Riis Park? You might finally get a chance to see those pieces in print.

For the first time, Newtown Literary Journal, Queens’ only literary journal, is asking writers for speculative fiction and poetry submissions to publish in their fifth issue dedicated to that genre. Speculative fiction encompasses a range of the more fantastical fiction genres, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, and dystopian, among others.

Poet laureate says so long but not goodbye

Queens Museum of the Arts will host a day-long literary arts festival on March 15 that’s filled with more than a series of poetry readings.

Entitled “Eterniday,” the festival mixes curated readings and a book fair with other activities like hip-hop music, film screenings and even a bread-making demonstration.