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SLF Monthly Newsletter

What's in this month's issue:

  • Chicago Deep Dish reading April 4
  • Call for Deep Dish readers
  • Upcoming workshops
  • Co-writing opportunities
  • Membership
  • Opportunities for writers
Deep Dish Reading April 4, 2024 at Volumes
Join the SLF from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. on April 4 at Volumes for the next event in our Deep Dish reading series! Featured readers will include Alexis Silas and Brendan Detzner. Rapid Fire readers will include Alex Kingsley, Aurelius Raines II, Jeremy John and Chris Pence.
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Deep Dish reading series
Call for Deep Dish readers
The SLF invites Chicago-area writers to join us at an upcoming Deep Dish Reading as a featured or rapid-fire reader! Our next event will take place May 16 at Volumes. Fill out the form at the bottom of our Deep Dish page to learn more.
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Upcoming workshop
Upcoming workshop
Join Alec Nevala-Lee on April 13, 2024 for “Writing the SFF Novelette,” a workshop focused on idea generation, structure, and editing with an emphasis on the novelette, as well as elements of craft that can be applied to fiction of any length. SLF members receive a discount on registration.
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Co-writing opportunities
The SLF hosts regular Saturday co-writing sessions from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT. These sessions are for writers who would like support for their writing, and are currently open and free of charge to anyone interested in being a part of our writing community.
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Not a member yet? The SLF serves the speculative literature community through support from people like you. Members receive benefits including access to the SLF Discord, invitations to members-only panels, discounts on SLF events, programs and courses and more!
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Opportunities for writers

OD Ekpeki Presents has announced a submissions call for Indopantheology: Stories from the Spiritual Margins, a new anthology co-edited by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpeki, Rimi B. Chatterjee & Mary Anne Mohanraj. Submissions are open until March 31, 2024. Learn more at

Creative Capital welcomes innovative and original new project proposals in visual arts, performing arts, film/moving image, technology, literature, multidisciplinary, and socially engaged forms. The Creative Capital Award provides unrestricted project grants which can be drawn down over a multi-year period, bespoke professional development services, and community-building opportunities. Letters of Inquiry are due by April 4 at

The Speculative Literature Foundation is partially funded by grants from the Oak Park Area Arts Council, Village of Oak Park, Illinois Arts Council Agency, National Endowment for the Arts, Oak Park River Forest Community Foundation, Literary Arts Emergency Fund, supported by the Mellon Foundation (@MellonFdn), and The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Association.