Science fiction (often shortened to Sci-Fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a “literature of ideas”.
Fantasy is sub-genre of SF, and includes speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often without any locations, events, or people referencing the real world. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels and video games.
Fantasy is a subgenre of speculative fiction and is distinguished from the genres of science fiction and horror by the absence of scientific or macabre themes respectively, though these genres overlap. In popular culture, the fantasy genre is predominantly of the medievalist form. In its broadest sense, however, fantasy consists of works by many writers with a basis in ancient myths and legends.
Sub-sub genres include paranormal, dystopian, urban fantasy. Gamelit also falls under this as a subcategory, although we have chosen to give it its own separate category.
How to become a published SFF author
We require three novels so that we can help you build a loyal audience and brand in one genre. Our goal is to help our clients earn a full-time income from royalties, and to do that in the SFF market requires writing multiple books so you can build up a loyal fan base of readers who are eager and willing to buy each new book you release.
You can submit your manuscript at the bottom of this page and we will review it within 7-14 days.
Meet our SFF authors: