Our Portolan Kickstarter Has Launched!

Folks, we’ve launched the Portolan Kickstarter! We’re aiming to raise $5000 initially to fund developing and providing a free self-directed Intro to Fiction Writing course on our website, available to anyone, anywhere in the world. If we hit that goal early, we have a host of additional projects we’d like to fund, including a small […]

A Word From the Director re: March Membership Drive

A Word From the Director re: March Membership Drive The March Genesis Membership Drive is over. On the one hand, I’m glad that we have 50 new members – welcome, everyone! Lovely to have you join us! I started the SLF (Speculative Literature Foundation) back in 2004, when I was in a creative writing Ph.D. […]

Episode 35 of MRAH, “Narrating With Fred Berman,” Is Out Now!

Mary Anne and Ben invite actor, producer, and podcast host Fred Berman to discuss another part of his career in particular: audiobook narration. Starting with Fred’s experience of reading Ben’s new book, The Unraveling, the trio discuss the intricacies of audiobook narration, the voicing of characters outside our experience and background, and the financial aspects […]

Ep. 32 of Mohanraj and Rosenbaum Are Humans is out now!

How does a writer choose a theme to write about? Is it a conscious project, or more of a thing that comes to a writer through time and experience? This is the central question Mary Anne and Ben try to answer in this episode, using their own experiences, as well as the writing exercises, practices, […]

SLF Call for Artists 2022

Hey, artists — the SLF is having another art contest, to choose our signature artwork for the next year! This time, the prize is $750. We’d just be licensing a non-exclusive right to use the work on our website and promotional materials; you’d hold the original and all other rights. Contest starts basically now, and […]

Mohanraj and Rosenbaum Are Humans Has Launched

Hello everyone! Today marks the official release of Mohanraj and Rosenbaum Are Humans, an SLF podcast about science fiction and fantasy, writing and publishing, community and culture, and what it means to be human. For more information about the podcast, visit the SLF Podcast: Mohanraj and Rosenbaum Are Humans page here on the website. You […]

Justin Clement Wins Speculative Literature Foundation’s 2020 Gulliver Travel Grant

Justin Clement is the winner of the 2020 Gulliver Travel Grant awarded by the Speculative Literature Foundation. The Gulliver Travel Grant, worth $1,000, is intended to assist writers of speculative fiction in research, and can be used to cover airfare, lodging, and other travel expenses. Clement, 23, is a Nigerian writer, who is surprised he […]

Announcing the Winners of the 2020 Diverse Writers Grant and 2020 Diverse Worlds Grant

The Speculative Literature Foundation is pleased to announce that Kanyinsola Olorunnisola is the winner of the 2020 Diverse Writers Grant and Tatiana Schlote-Bonne is the winner of the 2020 Diverse Worlds Grant. Olorunnisola was awarded the Diverse Writers Grant for his work “How Dead Men Come Back Home.” He is an experimental poet, essayist, and […]

Announcing the Winner of the 2020 A.C. Bose Grant

The Speculative Literature Foundation and DesiLit are pleased to announce that Asha Thanki is the winner of the 2020 A.C. Bose Grant. The A.C. Bose Grant, established in 2019, is an annual grant given to a South Asian/South Asian diaspora writer developing speculative fiction. It supports adult fiction, but work that is also accessible to […]