Any media ok (drawings, paintings, Photoshop, Bryce, etc) but your work must have a sci-fi theme to qualify.
Although we do accept and feature tribute art from classic sci-fi flicks and series, we are not a group for fantasy; nor is our focus )horror (zombies, etc). (Game of Thrones is High Fantasy. The Walking Dead is horror. Ninja Turtles – Harry Potter- Twilight- and the like are not science fiction. Things like these belong in other groups.
The science in your work can be “far out” and might include anything from aliens to time travel, alternate realities to trans-Galactic tour-ships: but the science has to be there in the background whether “proven” yet or only dreamed about.
References to Science – WITHOUT the fiction – also belong in other groups! (See list at end)
You don’t have to write the story, though we’d love it if you did! But your image must at least “suggest” science fiction, whether alien landscapes, ET’s, the future, alternate dimensions, robots, starships, etc. Please check our weekly features if in doubt of what we’re all about.
This group is not for High Fantasy (dragons, fairies, unicorns, etc). We realize that some good sci fi has been written using such characters and concepts, such as that by Jack Vance and Anne McCaffery … so acceptance of such material WILL depend on your context and usage!
The same is true for Goth and Horror (zombies, werewolves, vampires)! There are rare cases where the genres overlap; so again, acceptance of such material will depend on your usage and your context. In general we will not accept generic “horror” images.
We accept shirt designs but they also must relate to science fiction. We are rejecting shirt designs which fail to comply with our criteria and there are other groups for general shirt design (check the list).
We accept works based on copyrighted motifs such as Star Wars, Star Trek, Dr. Who etc. so long as they show a high degree of original interpretation.
Important: If your art refers to a game, movie, novel or TV show PLEASE LIST THE TITLE! Some, like Star Trek, are obvious to nearly everyone; others not so much. And just because you’ve based your artwork on a game, comic or tv show, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s science fiction! It’s no reflection on your work; but if we don’t recognize your reference – or we don’t think it’s really sci-fi – it will be likely rejected.
No shots from movies or tv, nothing taken straight from other, copyrighted sites! The responsibility is with YOU, the artist, to be up to date on the legal implications of your work. Source material must be given the proper attribution in your work’s description. This applies to stock, as well. And again – list your source! Especially if the reference is obscure (not everybody watches every sci-fi show in existence – even us!)
Also, please don’t flood the group!" Keep submissions down to 3 or 4 a day. And don’t duplicate your work (As in, same design but different colors). If you have several versions of your artwork, pick the best so every entry is unique.
Please note also, that descriptive text accompanying your image can often make a big difference, bringing art into the sci-fi genre even if, in some cases, an image in and of itself might otherwise not qualify! This is especially true of abstract work and fractals but applies to nearly everything. So if you have a sci-fi concept and/or story in your work, we encourage you to tell it!
We encourage writing, but it MUST BE SCIENCE FICTION (as in, stories, portions of stories, science fiction poems, ideas for your novel). All else will be rejected. We are now accepting journals, but again – they MUST relate to science fiction in some way!
This is a group for everybody on the Bubble: if your work is “not safe for public viewing” use the filter! If we think other members may be offended and it has no filter, it will likely be rejected.
Hosts will have the final say. That’s what hosts are for. But we’re always open to negotiation. If your work is rejected and you disagree with that decision, please feel free to write! Questions? Don’t hesitate to ask. In the meantime, we invite you to blind us with your speculative visions, science fiction stories, inter-stellar dramas, far-flung characters and settings — whether they’re inspired by the Greats or purely your Originals!
Latest Challenge Winners/ Featured Artists!
FIRST PLACE/ Visions of the Future!
Behind The Mountains by Yvonne Less
FIRST PLACE (tie)/ Best of the Sci Fi Shirts!
Superman Shirt Rip by MrPeterRossiter
Dalek Side of the Moon – T shirt by BlueShift
(To see all prior winners, visit our Challenge Page!)
Current Member Banners: feel free to copy one and paste it on your gallery page!
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Art Inspired by Dreams
Breaking the Boundaries
In Another World
Light Benders – Digital Reflections
Space – The Final Frontier
The Book, Comic or Graphic Novel Cover Club