The SFRA Review (ISSN 1068-395X) is an Open Access journal published four times a year by the Science Fiction Research Association (SFRA). SFRA Review is devoted to surveying the contemporary field of sf fiction, media, and scholarship as it develops, bringing in-depth reviews with each issue, as well as longer critical articles highlighting key conversations in sf studies, regular retrospectives on recently passed authors and scholars, and reports from members of the SFRA Executive Committee.
SFRA Review was initially titled SFRA Newsletter and has been published since the founding of the SFRA in 1970. The Newsletter changed its named to SFRA Review in 1992 with issue #194 to reflect the centrality of an organ for critical reviews of both fiction and scholarship to the sf studies community. The Newsletter and Review were published 10 times a year until the early 2000s, when the Review switched to a quarterly schedule. Originally available only to SFRA members or sold per issue for a small fee, SFRA Review was made publicly available on the SFRA's website starting with issue #256 (Jan/Feb 2002). Starting with issue #326, the Review became a stated Open Access publication. Select issues from 1974 to 2011 (issues #31-295) are available as PDFs through the Digital Collections of the University of Southern Florida Libraries (see the link a at the bottom of this page).
The SFRA Review encourages all submissions, including original essays; review essays that cover several related texts; individual reviews of fiction, media, and scholarship; and interviews. If you would like to write a review essay or review, please contact the respective review editor. For all other publication types, please contact editor Sean Guynes-Vishniac.
· Feature 101 Open CFP [PDF]
· Fiction Reviews Guidelines [PDF]
· Nonfiction Reviews Guidelines [PDF]
· Media Reviews Guidelines [PDF]