Solarpunk Magick to Fight Climate Change & Save the World
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by Solarpunk Magazine
1w ago
Dare to dream of a better future. Solarpunk meets modern paganism in this book of shadows from longtime activist, practicing witch, and Solarpunk Magazine founder, Justine Norton-Kertson. Pre-order just launched! Kickstarter >> Develop a spiritual practice rooted in art, nature, the Sun, and a powerful belief in our ability to build a better world, through meditations, rituals, correspondences, and more. Justine Norton-Kertson introduces a fresh approach to witchcraft at a time when it’s desperately needed. Utopian Witch is full of solarpunk spells and rituals designed to g ..read more
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New Poetry Editor, Next Podcast Date, Solarpunk Book, and More Inside!
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by Solarpunk Magazine
2w ago
New Poetry Editor at Solarpunk Magazine We recently brought on a new Poetry Editor here at Solarpunk Magazine. We’re so excited to introduce you to her, and to see the shape our poetry department takes under her experience and leadership! Tonya R. Moore (she/her) writes and edits speculative fiction. She is a Poetry Acquiring Editor at the 2024 Hugo Award-nominated FIYAH Literary Magazine and an Associate Writer at Galactic Journey. Her passion projects include writing speculative fiction reviews and interviewing authors. Tonya enjoys reading, anime, and science fiction f ..read more
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First Solarpunk World-Building Project Polls Launched
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by Solarpunk Magazine
2w ago
Welcome to the very first of our weekly poll sets for the collective Solarpunk World-Building Project. We’re so excited that you’ve chosen to participate! This week’s polls are all geography oriented questions to help us establish some basic context for our world building. We already know that our world is the planet Earth, and the planet Earth already has known geographical features. That means we aren’t starting from complete scratch. But we are building a new society, and that society exists somewhere on the planet. We won’t be setting our society in any particular nation-state, but that do ..read more
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Demand Utopia! Podcast Episode 2
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by Solarpunk Magazine
3w ago
The second episode of our newly relaunched podcast, Solarpunk Futures: Demand Utopia!, is now available on our website or pretty much wherever you get your podcasts. In this second episode, “The Anatomy of Utopia,” host Justine Norton-Kertson talks about different characteristics, ideas, and alternative systems that have been proposed as part of past utopian visions. And we’ll think about how we can apply these lessons to the collective solarpunk world-building project Solarpunk Magazine is launching on May 1st. You can make sure you get notifications for that project when we release new world ..read more
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We’ve Relaunched Our Podcast!
Solarpunk Magazine Blog
by Solarpunk Magazine
1M ago
Our podcast has been through a couple iterations over the past few years, and we haven’t really had a new episode in about a year. But that changed yesterday when we relaunched our podcast! Now titled, Solarpunk Futures: Demand Utopia!, our host and co-editor-in-chief, Justine Norton-Kertson, delves into different aspects and examples of utopianism and post utopianism, of course with particular interest and focus on solarpunk. In yesterdays first episode of the newly relaunched podcast, we talked about different visions of utopia through time and across the planet like Plato’s Republic, More’s ..read more
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Solarpunk Magazine World-Building Project
Solarpunk Magazine Blog
by Solarpunk Magazine
1M ago
Join a visionary community reimagining the future! We invite you to participate in an innovative online project crafting a vivid, sustainable world through the power of collective imagination. Solarpunk envisions a future where society lives in harmony with the planet, using technology for the betterment of the environment and humanity. This project is not just about dreaming of a greener future—it’s about designing it, one step at a time. How It Works Each week, we post a new set of polls to our Collective World-Building Project page with questions designed to flesh out different aspects of o ..read more
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Solarpunk Roleplaying and Issue 14
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by Solarpunk Magazine
2M ago
New Issue 14 Release Date After some delays in our usual production process, we’re happy to say Issue 14 will be released on Tuesday March 19. Issue 14’s cover art was illustrated by Stephen Lillie, and features stories by Gabriela Cabezas and A’liya Spinner, poetry by Salem Paige and Ian Tash, and nonfiction by Michael J. DeLuca. Preorder Issue 14 City of Hope: An Utopian Worldbuilding TRPG Our co-editors-in-chief have developed a solarpunk roleplaying game! Written by Justine Norton-Kertson with cover and interior art illustrated by Brianna Castagnozzi, City of Hope is a rules-light game wi ..read more
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Let’s Support Nigerian Speculative Fiction!
Solarpunk Magazine Blog
by Solarpunk Magazine
4M ago
We were so elated when we heard our publisher, Android Press, was working with authors, actors, and producers in Nigeria on a really cool speculative fiction short film. Solarpunk Magazine itself has some connections with the crew as well. The film’s screenplay writer and executive producer, Somto Ihezue, guest edited our 2023 all-BIPOC issue, he’s an associate editor at Escape Artists, Cast of Wonders, and Android Press, and his short stories have appeared in Africa Risen Anthology, Fireside Magazine, Podcastle, Escape Pod, Strange Horizons, POETRY Magazine, Cossmass Infinities, Flash Fiction ..read more
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Solarpunk 2024!
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by Solarpunk Magazine
4M ago
Happy New Year solarpunks! We’re moving into the new year full of hope and excitement for the days that lie ahead, even as we mourn the wars and loss of species, habitat, and human life we experienced over the last year. But we continue moving forward together in our quest to build a better world not just through fiction, but here in real life as well. Submissions and 2024 Issues If you’re a writer, our first submission window of the year is currently open through January 14th. You can click here to read our submission guidelines and find the Moksha submission link. Issue #13, our first issue ..read more
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Issue 15 Locked In!
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by Solarpunk Magazine
7M ago
Queue the confetti!  We just reached our first crowd funding stretch goal, locking in Issue #15 of Solarpunk Magazine, which will publish in May 2024. Our next stretch goal is the $8,000 mark, and will lock in Issue #16. To help us reach that goal, we’ve added a couple new perks to our campaign. For the writers out there, we’ve added a story/poem edits tier. For only $200 you get short story development and line edits on a flight of five poems or a short story up to 5,000 words. Of course, that’s in addition to a 2024 subscription to Solarpunk Magazine and a digital bag of other cool perk ..read more
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