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Academia Lunare

For Speculative


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

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.

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


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

Our Call for Papers include essays from academics, independent researchers, fans and creative writers, appealing to both the casual reader and a more research-oriented one. We consider this cross-disciplinary collaboration a strength, and the beginning of many more journeys. We are incredibly proud of our journey so far:


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

-British Fantasy Award 2018 Winner

-1 Article Shortlisted for the BSFA Awards
-2 Article Nominated for the BSFA Awards

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

-Shortlisted for the British Fantasy Society Awards
-2 Article Nominated for the BSFA Awards

Call for Papers 2018: "Evil in Fantasy and Science Fiction". 

-Nominated for the BSFA Awards

Call for Papers 2019: "Ties that Bind: Love in Fantasy and Science Fiction".

-Shortlisted for British Science Fiction Awards

-Shortlisted for British Fantasy Society Awards

Call for Papers 2020: "Worlds Apart: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction".

Call for Papers 2021: "Not the Fellowship. Dragons Welcome." Release Date TBC


Current Project:

The Call for Papers 2021is now closed. See you in 2022!