Academia Lunare

For Speculative & General Non-Fiction

Academia Lunare is the Luna Press Publishing academic branch for speculative and general non-fiction.



Non-Fiction Standalone Projects


We are looking for projects that examine aspects of society and humanity, spanning across a wide range of topics. We are looking for curious and interesting works that shed new light on our past, present and future. The series is called Anthropocene, and its focus is the impact of humanity on society.

No autobiographies, please.


Get in touch and share your idea with us.

We are open for submissions all year round. Email us at lunasubmissions[at]outlook[dot]com



AL Speculative Standalone Projects


One of the most exciting aspects of fandom is the critical assessment of speculative literature, as a way to show one's love for a particular author or body of work. Speculative non-fiction is also a mirror for society, with an eye cast into the future.


We deal with conference proceedings, collections of papers, articles, dissertations, etc. 

Full publishing contract available to individual authors and faculties. 


With this project, we want to encourage scholars and authors to enrich the knowledge and understanding of readership. We also welcome proposals for essay collections as part of higher education/PhD course incentives.


Get in touch and share your idea with us.

We are open for submissions all year round. Email us at lunasubmissions[at]outlook[dot]com


AL Annual Speculative Call for Papers


Call for Papers 2016: "Gender Identity and Sexuality in Current Fantasy and Science Fiction". British Fantasy Award 2018 Winner

Call for Papers 2017: "The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction". 

Call for Papers 2018: "Evil in Fantasy and Science Fiction". Release date 14th of August 2019.


Current Project:

Ties That Bind: Love in Fantasy and Science Fiction
The Call for Papers 2019 will close on the 31st of October 2019.


Writers are invited to explore the concept of love in all its shapes (romantic, platonic, filial, familial, obsessive, friendship, virtual, etc.) and developments in SFF literature, games, movies and TV.


Here is some food for thought, though it should not restrict your own ideas:



  • The development of a specific archetypal nurturing, loving character who, over the course of the centuries, has undergone a transformation – historical and socio-political influences that brought about this transformation.

  • The evolution of love through the ages, in a medium of your choice.

  • Changes in Technology, Culture, Society, Politics, Religion, History: their effects on relationships as a trend or in specific SFF outlets.

  • Game-changing moments in books, movies or TV

  • Love Trends in SFF - time for change?

  • Other representations of love, e.g. architecture, environment, world building, etc.

  • Music as a tool to emphasise love in performances.

  • Inter-species love, human-machine love, virtual love: A look into the present and future of humanity and relationships in SFF

  • LGBT representations in SFF: advances, setbacks.

  • Asexuals, Aromantics: is SFF ready to be fully inclusive?

  • Creating love – the methodology behind creating a successful positive relationship in SFF mediums

  • Romantic love, Familial love, Obsessive love: how these impact on character and plot development

  • Lovers as villains or heroes

  • Focus, and analyse, on a specific character which, in your opinion, has embodied the concept of love

  • Focus, and analyse, on a specific author/director which, in your opinion, has excelled in capturing love



  1. Before you start, send us an email with your abstract or simply to let us know what topic you intend to explore: it is perfectly fine to have more than one author discussing the same topic, as long as the angle is different, but we need to know.

  2. Word Limit: up to 6,000 words.

  3. The Abstract should be around 200-300 words. Use an Introduction if you need to say more.

  4. Include bibliography (not included in the 6,000 word count)

  5. Reference (insets included) using Harvard referencing style. Download the full guide and the quick guide on our website.

  6. Closing Date: 30th of October 2019.

  7. Publishing contract for all participants, with shared royalties from each sale and a free copy of the book.


Do not fear if this is your first non-fiction work or if you don’t have a PhD: if you love research you need a chance to start somewhere. Get in touch if you have any questions.


Citations guides: Harvard Referencing ; Quick Harvard Guide.


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