Femspec Books and Productions

Femspec Books and Productions is the publishing imprint of Femspec, the renowned academic journal. We publish feminist works of criticism, poetry, science fiction, fantasy, surrealism, magical realism, speculative fiction, and other genres of relevance to our mission.

Why are feminist science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction, magical realism, surrealism, myth, and other supernatural genres so important?

Because we still live in a patriarchal world and the stories we tell ourselves daily about our reality continues to reinforce this paradigm. Even as some women are making their way up the corporate and political ladders, both men and women still play into a dynamic that gives power to the dominator status quo.

In order to revision a different future, we need stories that feed our imagination, our psyches and our hearts with a different paradigm. All of the above genres break up the mold. At Femspec, we would even be so bold to say that feminism cannot exist if we didn't have new myths and stories that reinvent, revision, and explore all the possibilities of our world — both as dystopias to warn, and utopias to dream.

Without new stories women will never be able to hold their place with equal partnership among men and hold joint responsibility for the destiny of humankind. We need these feminist stories, now more than ever, in these very scary changing times.