I founded Speculatief in 2022.
As a big fan of speculative (short) fiction and poetry, I was appalled at the state of the industry in the Dutch-speaking part of the world. Very little short stories get translated anymore, even award-winning ones. Speculative poetry is even worse- it’s not even that popular in the States, so of course it’s a complete unknown in Belgium and the Netherlands.
I founded Speculatief with the goal to spread the love for current-day speculative fiction and poetry. It’s a completely self-funded four-monthly magazine of (mostly) the best of contemporary speculative fiction and poetry.
If you would like to find out more about Speculatief (in Dutch), check out www.speculatief.be
If you are interested in submitting to the magazine, check out speculatief.be/submissions.
Unfortunately we are currently closed for submissions.