In August of 2018, we refocused what we’re publishing from a broad spectrum of genres to publishing mainly within the science and speculative fictions. We no longer accept nonfiction works, or works categorized outside of the science and speculative fiction genre.  

Our Mission

We aim to publish unique and skillfully crafted science / speculative fiction and poetry. An often underrated genre, we believe that the consideration of the SF genre and the imagination it inspires could progress societal structures, scientific discovery, and save our planet.

Science fiction is the most important literature in the history of the world, because it’s the history of ideas, the history of our civilization birthing itself. ...Science fiction is central to everything we’ve ever done, and people who make fun of science fiction writers don’t know what they’re talking about.
— Ray Bradbury

Mason J Press is looking for stories that inspire creative, thoughtful conversations about our potential futures. Stories that are based in scientific ideas including (but not limited to) those found within the categorical sciences of social, biological, physical, environmental, astronomical, etc. These can be along the lines of dystopic literature, space exploration, alien encounters, biological manipulation or warfare, robotics, artificial intelligence integration, and much, much more.

More importantly we look for voices that have not traditionally been represented within the genre.

There’s no real objection to escapism, in the right places… We all want to escape occasionally. But science fiction is often very far from escapism, in fact you might say that science fiction is escape into reality… It’s a fiction which does concern itself with real issues: the origin of man; our future. In fact I can’t think of any form of literature which is more concerned with real issues, reality.
— Arthur C. Clarke