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 is now out, published June 2023. The next issue, 7, will be in September 2023, and issue 8 will be 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 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.
Edited by Grey Wolf
Infinity Wanderers 6's lead story is 'A Dream in Ruins' by Matt Kusluski. Regular columns include L.G. Parker's Small Causes, looking at the Confederate Navy in the American Civil War, & his Urban Warfare, focused on Mogadishu, 1993, and Jon N Davies continues his history of the Goughs of Ynyscedwyn with his article on Richard Gough Aubrey, first of his name who inherited the estate in 1752. Serialised stories continuing in this issue are The Smiling Tiger by Rusty Gladdish, which completes, and Alea Abiecerat by Haley Receveur. The travel feature is 2 children's writing 'A Paris Diary' in 1983, whilst other history comes from Susan Dean with 'Remember Remember'. A beautiful art feature comes from Janis Butler Holm with Renaissance Aliens, in full glorious colour, while BB Elshin provides 'Britain: First on the Moon'. Poetry comes from Ali Ashhar, DJ Tyrer, C Collingwood and Elder Gideon. Stories featured are by Matthew Spence, Matthew Toddington, Victoria Male, Robert Feinstein, PM Baird, ML Williams, Grey Wolf, and DJ Tyrer. The One Place Study of 2 Juniper continues with 'The Changing Garden', chronicling 1976 to 1994.
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.