Welcome to the Second Issue of James Gunn's Ad Astra

Voices Seldom Heard - In this issue the stories explore the perspective of outsiders, people who are set apart from those around by interest, family, or species. The poems and articles address our limits of knowledge and understanding, and the need to open our perspectives.

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James Gunn's Ad Astra is proud to release our second issue!

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  • Voices Seldom Heard (6/11/2013) - by Issue Editor Isaac Bell If you’re reading this, then you’re a member of a minority. You’re a fan of science fiction, or fantasy, or speculative fiction in general (and just knowing the latter term marks you as a member of an even smaller group). Despite the wide popularity of shows and movies we might claim as “ours,” people who consider ...
  • A Modest Proposal: Literary Awards for Science Fiction (6/11/2013) - By Jean Asselin — A rant of the most eloquent kind about the way science fiction awards are being overrun by fantasy authors.
  • The Leaky Pipeline: Where are the Women in Science Fiction? (6/11/2013) - By Scholarly Editor Kathy Kitts Yearly from 2010, VIDA, a women in literary arts organization, has conducted a study on how women fare versus men in publishing. They totaled the number of female and male literary reviewers, reviews and bylines in approximately fifteen of the major literary venues from the Boston Review to The Times Literary Supplement. What they discovered ...
  • Inertia and the Paper Ceiling (6/11/2013) - By Fiction Editor Douglas McKinney Authors generally don’t need to be told how hard it is to get published. They have the rejection letters to prove it, after all. Even bestselling authors needed that first big break to get noticed. The second issue of James Gunn’s Ad Astra showcases fiction from three women this time around, and that’s no fluke. ...
  • Submissions are Open! (11/7/2012) - We are currently accepting stories, poems, multimedia, articles and reviews for our next full issue, to be published in June, 2013. Make your submission before March 31, 2013 to be considered for the 2013 Full Issue. Submissions will remain open on an ongoing basis, however, and Ad Astra hopes to begin publishing regularly between full issues. Our ability to do ...