Call for stories: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 10

bestsff9I edit The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year anthology series for Solaris Books. The ninth volume in the series will be published in May 2015, and the tenth will appear in May 2016.

I am currently reading for the 2015 volume, and am looking for stories from all branches of science fiction and fantasy: space opera to cyberpunk, fairy tales to the slipstream, or anything else that might qualify. If in doubt, please send it.


This is a reprint anthology. Stories must have been published between 1 January and 31 December 2015 to be considered.


The submission deadline for this year’s book is:

 1 October 2015

Anything sent after this deadline will reach me too late. If a magazine, anthology, or collection you are in or you edit is coming out before 31 December 2014 please send galleys or manuscripts so that I can consider the stories in time.

Publication date

The tenth volume of the series is tentatively scheduled for publication in May 2016.


Where possible, I prefer to receive book-length works in print., but this is optional.  Books, stories etc can be sent to me via email. I prefer ePub, .mobi, .rtf or .doc files. PDFs are acceptable but inconvenient. I strongly suggest that authors check with their publishers that they are sending review copies out to me, as I don’t have the resources to follow-up every publisher to get material.

Postal address

When sending material please put “Best SF/F of the Year” on the envelope.

Jonathan Strahan
PO Box 544
Mt Lawley WA 6929

Email submissions, recommendations, or information on publications can be sent to me via email at:

jonathan.strahan (at) gmail (dot) com

For publishers

  • I am eager to consider work you are publishing. If you produce a magazine, chapbook, collection or anthology with any original stories in it please let me know. I am happy to accept email submissions. The most important thing is to make sure that I get to consider the best science fiction and fantasy published during 2015.
  • If you are publishing online please email copies of stories to jonathan.strahan (at) gmail (dot) com as early as possible. This is particularly important for stories published between October and December which may otherwise be overlooked.

For writers

  • I do not need to receive manuscripts from authors of stories from venues that it’s likely I already receive regularly (I get , Analog, F&SF, Interzone, Black Static, Postscripts etc, but not many of the smaller ‘zines and publications).
  • Please do not send an SASE. This is not a submission, and I’m unable to return manuscripts or respond directly to stories sent to me.
  • If I am considering your story for inclusion in  The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year, I will be acquiring non-exclusive World anthology rights in English and foreign languages in print, audio and ebook.

Note: Edited to correct some stupid date errors on my behalf caused by my repurposing last year’s post.  The new book is for stories published during 2015 and is due out in 2016. Apologies for muddleheadedness.

2 thoughts on “Call for stories: The Best Science Fiction and Fantasy of the Year Vol. 10”

  1. Might you mean that number 10 will appear in May 2016, not 2015? (I’ve stated wrong years myself in announcements, so I’m not being smarty-pants; I know how easy it is not to notice.)

  2. Hi Ian – I do appreciate your pointing out the clumsy error. For time reasons, I sometimes repurpose old posts and this time I made a muck of the dates. It’s exactly as you suggest. Volume 10 collects stories published during 2015, and will appear in May 2016.

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