The University of Toronto’s one and only genre journal
What is Speculative Fiction?
A genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements.
Under this umbrella category, we have science-fiction, fantasy, horror, superhero fiction, alternate history, utopian and dystopian fiction, supernatural fiction, as well as combinations thereof.
The Spectatorial publishes a volume of the journal each semester.
From short stories to poetry, from critical analysis to graphic fiction, our journal puts student creativity front and center!
The Spectatorial also maintains a blog year-round in order to further highlight student works of speculative fiction.
We accept submissions at any time from creative writing to academic work to critical reviews. The goal is to start a dialogue about speculative fiction!