Infinity Wanderers is a new magazine dedicated to promoting alternate history and the associated genres of Science Fiction, Steampunk, Historical Fiction and Fantasy. In addition we aim for between 1/3 and 1/2 real history, genealogy and biography, and writers of Historical features are welcome to submit.
Whilst considered part of the Scimitar Edge stable, Infinity Wanderers goes out under the self-publishing 'Selornia' marque as a magazine, and not a book.
Issue 1 of Infinity Wanderers was published in April 2022, issue 2 in July 2022, and issue 3 in October 2022. Our aim is for a four-times-annual publication, including a Christmas and New Year Special. This special, Issue 4, is publishing in early December 2022.
Infinity Wanderers prefers submissions that meet the following criteria:-
- Flash fiction or short stories on the theme of alternate history or associated genres
- art work, poetry and miscellany with an alternate history theme
- Book features and promotions in the genre
- Reviews of books, films and television programmes in the genre, whether new or classic
- Interviews with authors or artists in the genre
- Press releases about books in the genre are welcome from authors or their publishers
- Where possible, please include a small biography and any social media links for all submissions, and for artistic works a blurb about the art piece
Please meet the following physical requirements
- Written in a free-flowing textual format (docx, doc, rtf, odt etc.). Please do not send us PDFs, or articles saved in Pages format. PDFs are not free-flowing and require heavy editing to remove the line breaks. Pages for Mac can save the document in rtf format, so if relevant, please use this.
- Generally a word count of 1000 to 3000 words, though this is flexible and there is potential to serialise longer articles over more than one issue
- We prefer attachments, although poems or articles within the email body can be accepted, at our discretion
- Unless there is an artistic reason for using a dramatic font, we prefer single-spaced 12 point Times New Roman; all submissions will be changed into this unless there is a specific request not to.
Edited by Grey Wolf
Issue of 4 of Infinity Wanderers is the first Christmas and New Year special. The lead story is Night Mare in Coal Country by Paul Leone. Other stories carried are: I Am The Night by Alex Shalenko; You Can't Cheat an Honest Man by M. L. Williams, Alea Abiecerat Part 2 by Haley Receveur; The White City and The Black Tram by Sonya Kudei; A Dream of Empire part 2 by Grey Wolf; and The Smiling Tiger parts 1 and 2 by Rusty Gladdish. Issue 4's poetry comes from Luke Dylan Ramsey with poetry from The Library, from Simon Gladdish, and the seasonal 'Christmas' from the late Brian G. Davies. Infinity Wanderers is dedicated to publishing history and genealogy in a similar measure to the fiction and poetry it prides itself on. The articles in issue 4 are: Urban Warfare Part 1 - Stalingrad by L.G. Parker; One Place Study: 2 Juniper, the Early Interior; Singapore: The Lion City by the late Brian G. Davies; Caleb of Cennan with His Pet Rabbit by Hilary Bryanston; Hezekiah Fleming and His Family by Jon N. Davies; and Small Causes 3 - Pearl Harbour and Midway by L.G. Parker.
Edited by Grey Wolf
Issue 3 of Infinity Wanderers magazine has a lead story by Haley Receveur 'Alea Abiecerat' and additional fiction from Rusty Gladdish with 'Damage Remedy', Ralph Greco with 'Julie Haversmith Calls the Clone Inc Hotline' and 'The Wind Talker Sets Saik', Matthew Spence with 'The Hotel Detective', Alfred Shou with "Is This..." and Grey Wolf with the first part of 'A Dream of Empire'. Poetry comes from Linda M Crate and Simon Gladdish, whilst L.G. Parker's column Small Causes looks at Kokoda. He also contributes 'Life Lived Large', a historical overview of some larger than life figures. The late Brian G. Davies has his 2009 travel article 'A Yorkshire Odyssey' published, as the places and experiences remain as fresh today as they were then. Jon N Davies continues his history of the Goughs of Ynynscedwyn with his article on the Reverend James Gough Aubrey. Genealogical articles on 'A Story From a Photograph', Family History Short, and a One Place Study (Part 1 of 2 Juniper) complete the main features of the magazine.
Featuring a cover by Robin Stacey, The Shifting Sands is a globe-covering alternate history novel set in the aftermath of a world war against the combined might of the German and British empires. How will Lord Wolfe navigate the twists and turns of fate? Once the darling of the old British emperor in his role as Governor of the vast South African dominions, he finds himself shunned by the new monarch in London, relying on his Spanish connections for attendance at the peace conference. Together with his daughter Carlotta, Wolfe must adapt to a new reality, one that takes him home to Britain where his wealth might buy him land and house, but can it ever work to restore his lost influence in the affairs of men?
Alternate History & Science Fiction
In an alternate history, decolonisation of the Americas follows a vastly different timeline, and the British royal family remains pre-eminent in world affairs.
Competing with a Bonaparte Byzantium and a French Empire under the Murats, the Saxe-Coburg British fight on an equal footing for recognition and influence.
Follow 1400 years of history, from an alternate 1900 to the galactic empire of 3300AD where humanity inadvertently reawakens a terror that the elder races believed long dead.