Sunday Submissions: ‘Takwin’: Magazine of Islamicate Science Fiction

As the group “Islam and Science Fiction” heads into its 14th year, they are launching a project long in the works — “the world’s first magazine focused on publishing Science Fiction inspired by Islamic civilizations and ethos”:

According to organizers, it will be a quarterly magazine focused around “Islamicate science fiction.”


The magazine will be published online, with the first issue set to appear January 1, 2019. They write: “We are looking for original works of Sci-Fi in English with great characters, inspired by Islamic history, Islamic theology and Islamic cultures. The science in the stories need not be hard, but it needs to have good characters.”

They add that they’re not looking for material “that can be construed as offensive according to Islamic ethos,” which sounds a bit broad.

They’re looking for:

Short stories: 1000 – 5000 words ($20 per story)
Micro fiction: 2 – 5 sentences ($1 per micro story)
Graphic art: $7 per design
Illustrated short stories: $10-$50 depending upon the length
Poem: $3 per poem
Reviews: $7 per book review (be sure to email us in advance to gauge interest)
$10 per essay  (be sure to email us in advance to gauge interest)

They add:

How to submit: Send your submissions to with Takwin Submissionas the subject line
Submission format: Microsoft word, PDF or simple text file format
Submission window: October 30, 2018 – December 25, 2018
Rights: We retain the right to publish your story online and elsewhere under The Islam and Sci-Fi and/or Takwin name. We do not exclusively retain the right. You are free to resell.

Find out more at IslamSciFi.Com.