James Gunn Launches New Publication

James Gunn’s Ad Astra, an online resource site for authors and scholars published through Kansas University’s Center for the Study of Science Fiction, has issued a call for submissions for a new fiction publication of the same name. The first issue, whose theme, according to issue editor Isaac Bell, is “communication and information,” will be released in 2012 in conjunction with the Center’s Campbell Conference. Submissions of short fiction and poetry will be selected by a panel of editors, and some authors will also be invited to to conference for public readings of their work.