Fantastika Conferences

Performing Fantastika, Lancaster UK - April 27-29, 2017 - Full CFP available here.


Past conferences:

(Click here for details on any of the below events)

Global Fantastika, Lancaster UK - July 4-5, 2016

Locating Fantastika, Lancaster UK - July 7-8, 2015

Visualizing Fantastika, Lancaster UK - July 4, 2014

Fantastika Journal​ and Other Issues

The Luminary​ issue 6 - Visualizing Fantastika. Click here.

​The Luminary ​issue 7 - Locating Fantastika. Click here.

Due out in 2017

Fantastika Journal issue 1 - CFP for the special first edition is now closed.

Fantastika Journal issue 2 - Global Fantastika - extended papers from the conference are due Jan 16, 2017


Fantastika Journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Current Board of Advisers (in alphabetical order)
​Xavier Aldana Reyes

Brian Baker

​Sarah Dillon
​Matt Foley

Veronica Hollinger
​Rob Maslen

Lorna Piatti-Farnell

Adam Roberts
Catherine Spooner

​Sherryl Vint

The castle in the bottom left of the logo is photoshopped from a photo taken by A. Kniesel. Other photoshopped images are in public domain or free for use.

“Fantastika” – a term appropriated from a range of Slavonic languages by John Clute – embraces the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, gothic, steampunk, young adult dystopian fiction, or any other radically imaginative narrative space.


The goal of Fantastika Journal and its annual conference is to bring together academics and independent researchers who share an interest in this diverse range of fields with the aim of opening up new dialogues, productive controversies and collaborations. We invite articles examining all mediums and disciplines which concern the Fantastika genres.

If you would like to submit an article for publication with Fantastika Journal, please send a 5000-7000 word article, with an abstract and a bionote in seperate word documents, to editors@fantastikajournal.com . Please use MLA referencing style. All articles will undergo peer review following submission.

Fantastika Journal and Annual Conferences

We at Fantastika Journal are always seeking reviewers: academically-minded individuals who possess a critical eye, an analytical frame of mind, and a willingness to provide constructive criticism to authors. We look for two types of reviewers: the peer reviewer - which involves giving an author feedback so that they can improve the quality of their research papers before publication; and the reviewer of productions of Fantastika - this includes both critical and fiction works of all mediums (including but not limited to graphic novels, films, videogames, and even artworks or exhibitions). If you are interested in applying to become a reviewer for Fantastika Journal, please send a brief covering email and CV indicating what areas of research you are most interested in under the subject line ‘Reviewers’ to editors@fantastikajournal.com . While this is not a paid position, we are are happy to write references for anyone who wishes to become a regular reviewer for Fantastika.

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Our Editors:

Head Editor: Charul (Chuckie) Palmer-Patel

Co-Editor: Donna Mitchell

Co-Editor: Francis Gene-Rowe

​Non-fiction Reviews Editor: Georgia van Raalte

Fiction Reviews Editor: we are currently looking for a new reviews editor. If you are interested in volunteering, please apply at editors@fantastikajournal.com

The 2017 Fantastika conference - Performing Fantastika - 

will be held at Lancaster University, UK, April 27-29, 2017.