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A Brief Explication

Eye to the Telescope, a quarterly online journal, began publishing science-fiction, fantasy, horror, and other speculative poetry in 2011, under the auspices of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association. Its editors are selected by the current SFPA president and change with each issue; as a result, editorial policies change with each issue as well.

Read our current issue of poems set in other worlds—some, as strange as this one. Peruse the labyrinthine archives that shall form as our chronology accretes. When appropriate, submit your own genre poetry for the delectation of our editors, and—with their approval—our readership. See our Events calendar for submissions windows.

Interested in editing an issue of Eye to the Telescope? See the Editors’ Guidelines for information and requirements.

Forthcoming issues, editors, and themes:

#53, July 2024: Strange Mixology (Gretchen Tessmer)

#54, October 2024, Outlaws (Melissa Ridley Elmes)

#55, January 2025, Birds (Maria Schrater)

#56, April 2025, Plants (Eva Papasoulioti)

#57, July 2025, Binaries (Haley Bossé)