Inspired by Octavia’s Brood: Science Fiction Stories from Social Justice Movements, Community Reads is welcoming submissions from our community members to be compiled into an anthology of visionary fiction from the UW Bothell/Cascadia College community. We encourage your writing submissions of any form – short stories, flash fiction, poetry, essays – about your own visions of a better world.

We will be moderating submissions to ensure inclusivity (see our Public Writing Guide for tips on inclusive writing) and consistency with our community agreements. Good faith submissions in the spirit of these agreements will be accepted. Your sharing by way of this form indicates that you have read and agree to the participant agreements.

If you have any questions about this form or the site, please email us at

Enter the content for your writing below. You must save first and preview once before it goes into the system as a draft. After that, continue to edit, save, and preview as much as needed. Remember to click "Publish Now" when you are ready for your work to be published. If you include your email address, we can send you a link that will allow you to make changes later. Otherwise you should finish your writing and publish it in this session.
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See details on the formatting tools in the editing tool tips.

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If you provide an email address when your writing is published, you can request a special link that will allow you to edit it again in the future.

This information will *not* be published with your work, it is only to sent to the editor of Community Reads Visionary Fiction.

All writing added to this site will be published under a rights statement like:

Creative Commons CC-BY Attribution License
This work by Anonymous is licensed under a Creative Commons CC-BY Attribution 4.0 International License.

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