Advice for Authors

Advice for Authors

publishes written think pieces, videos, and artwork in bimonthly “Episodes,” with each Episode featuring between 6 and 8 contributions from scholars, authors, artists, filmmakers, gamers, and creative researchers involved in all aspects of science fiction studies.

Deletion is designed to provide a forum for expansive thinking and to advance critical conversation about science fiction studies in all its shapes and forms. Episodes will usually be organised to bring together individual works that speak to each other, rather than according to prescribed themed calls for contributions.

Therefore, we accept contributions from authors at any time, but we are also open to suggestions from contributors for special Episodes. The editorial team will review all submissions, and pieces will be selected for publication by the inner editorial board under advice from the outer editorial board.

Written contributions should be between 1200 and 1500 words, and preferably be formatted according to Harvard formatting style (with any references listed and where possible hyperlinked at the end of the contribution). Please email potential contributions as Word or rich text attachments to Deletion also accepts and encourages non-standard submissions such as creative pieces, or think pieces taking the form of 2-3 minute podcasts or video blogs. Please contact for further advice on format requirements.

Video artworks should preferably be between 2 and 10 minutes, although longer or shorter video contributions will be accepted on a case-by-case basis. Original artworks, sound design pieces, interactive games and any other contribution format are also accepted, at the discretion of the editorial team. Please contact for further advice on format requirements.

Authors should also feel free to contact if any questions / queries remain.