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. It is a four-times-annual publication, including a Christmas and New Year Special, the first of which was issue 4, published in early December 2022. Issue 5 was published in March 2023, and kept up the quarterly schedule. Issue 6 was our second Summer issue, published June 2023. Issue 7 was published in September 2023, and issue 8 is the Christmas 2023/New Year 2024 special.
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
Infinity Wanderers issue 8 is the Christmas and New Year Special for 2023/2024. The One Place Study of 2 Juniper continues with a look at The Later Interior. L.G. Parker contributes Small Causes 7 with "History-Changing Events", and "Wrong Men". Jon N Davies continues his history of the Goughs of Ynyscedwyn with the first part of the life of Richard Douglas Gough, covering 1797 to 1842. Fair-Weather Friend by Mark Harbinger continues with Part 2, and Haley Receveur's Alea Abiecerat now reaches part 6. Pet Words is a poetry focus on our pets, and includes a variety of contributors' poems, some poignant and some amusing. There is also poetry by Linda M. Crate, from Jack Cariad Leon with 'For The Children Taken by the Pied Piper, and from Joshua Boers with an anagram poem of a verse of The Battle of Maldon. The lead story is 'Death of the Author' by Joshua Boers, and other stories come from Susan Dean with both 'Mol's Swansong' and 'Devil's Dyke', from Ciaran McLarnon with 'The Kingdom', from Paul Leone with 'So Long As We Still Live', from Matthew Spence with 'On The Trail', from Allister Nelson with 'And Lilith Sewed the Seam', from Peter Molnár with 'The Cuckoo's Gaze', and from Glenis Moore with 'Immortality Bites!'. We have an interview with author and poet Gary Beck. Book features and several book reviews complete the magazine, hopefully recommending some good reads for the festive season.
Edited by Grey Wolf
Infinity Wanderers 7's stories include The Duchess of Suffolk by Victoria Male, Silver and Gold by Susan Dean, The Goo at the Morts by Bob Freeman, The King of Alansport by Kevin MacAlan, Painted Paper by Gail Brown, Three Worlds by Matthew Spence, The Rose by J.S. Watts, 1950 by Bill Kitcher, the first part of a new 3-part story Fair-Weather Friends by Mark Harbinger, and Part 5 of Alea Abiecerat by Haley Receveur. L.G. Parker continues his Small Causes column with Keep Your Powder Dry, and has a second article providing an Index to Confederate Ironclads of the American Civil War. Jon N. Davies' history of the Goughs of Ynyscedwyn continues with William Gough, senior, and his lineage at Saint Briavels, Gloucs. A special art feature brings us the work of Sonali Roy, and a pictorial feature from Grey Wolf is 'The Kingdom of Kra', looking back on a lost story, with new digital art from Robin Stacey. There is poetry from Simon R. Gladdish and the late Brian G. Davies, and book reviews of 'If England Were Invaded' by William Le Queux, and 'Lord of a Shattered Land' by Howard Andrew Jones round off the content.
The second novel in The Shifting Sands series picks up the story as Lord Wolfe and Carlotta head for Seoul in the Kingdom of Korea. Travelling across the Pacific, they traverse the vast British North American colonies. They make a welcome return to Harcourt Hall after so many months away. As Carlotta begins to assert her independence, and receives a gift of alpacas from the former governor of the Argentine, Lord Woife takes decisions on how to invest a proportion of their fortune in the rising automobile industry. The machinery of foreign diplomacy, occurring behind the scenes, and behind the backs of the politicians, increasingly draws Lord Wolfe into Russian affairs. Do they really have to travel to Saint Petersburg? What of the lives they are making back home?
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.