Submit

Vector is open to submissions on a rolling basis. Articles are typically 2,000 to 4,000 words, although we also invite queries about all lengths of articles. Contact vector.submissions@gmail.com.

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. Contributors will receive a copy of the journal. Vector also regularly publishes interviews, and welcomes queries in this respect.

We also do themed issues; forthcoming themes are likely to include: ‘SF and Economics,’ ‘African and Afrodiasporic SF,’ and ‘Speculative Art.’

All submissions will also be considered for the website.

We don’t publish fiction.

Call for Submissions: African SF

This call has now closed. We are open to general submissions on a rolling basis. Please keep an eye out for future themed calls.


Vector is the critical journal of the BSFA. It is edited by Polina Levontin and Jo Lindsay Walton, along with occasional guest editors. Please direct all submissions to vector.submissions@gmail.com.

We also welcome inquiries from prospective guest editors.


Finally, some information which may be of interest to academics, especially those working in the UK. Vector’s high editorial standards are informed by our mission to speak to a mixed audience of non-academics as well as academics across all disciplines. The kind of editorial attention we give to each submission is determined by its individual nature and aims. Vector is not normally a peer-reviewed journal, although anonymous peer reviews can be arranged on request by the author. Our publications are not embargoed, and authors are welcome to deposit their articles in open access institutional repositories right away. We are currently also exploring future options for making Vector, or parts of it, open access.