Submissions are now open to Voodoonauts 2024 Black Speculative Summer Fellowship. After a one year hiatus, Voodoonauts is hosting a free online week-long writing fellowship in August themed on Resistance, Solidarity. and Liberation.

Voodoonauts is a community space and writing fellowship where conversations around the Black Speculative as freedom take place. Voodoonauts was founded by four Black writers Shingai Njeri Kagunda, Yvette Lisa Ndlovu, LP Kindred, and Hugh “H.D” Hunter who saw a shortage of Black storytelling-centered spaces in the mainstream SFF community.

The inaugural fellowship was held in July 2020 with 25 Black writers at varying stages of their career. Since 2020, Voodoonauts has offered a space for Black speculative storytellers to connect across the diaspora. Previous fellows have hailed from Chicago, Atlanta, Bulawayo and Nairobi and more.

This year, the theme is Resistance, Solidarity, and Liberation, drawing on a long history of storytelling as an essential tool that Black people across the diaspora have used to counter the exploitation of white supremacist, patriarchal, and imperial hegemony. Voodoonauts will be hosting craft workshops and teachings that insist on dismantling such imperialist, white supremacist, and capitalist worlds in stories, while creating worlds rooted in liberation.

Dates: August 8-11, 2024

Location: Virtual

Deadline: May 1, 2024, 11:59pm PT

Submit here.

Email [email protected] if you have any questions. Good luck to all applicants!