Want to write a guest post for Alternate History Weekly Update? Want to have your website, blog or project promoted on one of the fastest growing alternate history sites on the Internet? We are looking for original fiction or non-fiction (reviews, essays, showcases, multiverse profiles, etc.).
All submissions should be between 500-5000 words, although we will accept longer works they just might be split into separate parts. We are currently not paying for submissions (but this is subject to change soon), but we will promote your websites, blogs or projects in your post.
Send submissions or questions to ahwupdate at gmail dot com if you are interested.
We are an alternate history blog, but we do cover steampunk, dieselpunk, historical fantasy, counterfactuals, time travel, parallel universes, etc. Essentially any genre where an appreciation of history is necessary to truly enjoy the story. We are primarily a literary blog, but we appreciate coverage on films, TV, games, comics, podcasts or other media.
We do NOT cover historical fiction or period pieces. Fictional characters and places are not enough to classify as alternate history. We do NOT cover revisionist history, conspiracy theories or secret history. Just because someone believes that history happened differently from what was officially reported or wants to change our understanding of our history does not make it alternate history.
When in doubt, remember alternate history is a sub-genre of science fiction.
We reserve the right to reject anything that may be offensive or obscene to our readers. Swearing and references to sex and drugs is okay, but anything too graphic will be rejected. Politics and religion is okay (history is full of it) as long as it is presented in a neutral and fair manner. Anything that promotes an ideology or belief as being superior to all others will be rejected. Same thing goes for anything racist, sexist, homophobic, etc.
We look forward to reading your articles!