All About Speculate


When is Speculate happening?

Speculate 2019 took place over two days at Gasworks Arts Park on Friday, March 15 and Saturday, March 16. To find out more about Speculate’s future plans, sign up to the newsletter below!

What is Speculate?

Speculate is a festival for writers of speculative fiction from any and all backgrounds. Whether you're plotting your first short story or doing line edits on your next horror trilogy - Speculate is the place for you to connect and grow with other science fiction and fantasy writers.

How did Speculate Start?

The team at The Morning Bell have been running a literary podcast for the greater part of three years, hosting some of the best Australian speculative fiction authors. The team decided it was time to give Melbourne writers the chance to experience the same great conversations, engaging topics, and honest insights into the world of writing and publishing live.

What can people expect at Speculate?

Speculate is all about building the speculative fiction writing community in Victoria and Australia. You can expect to gain insights in world-building, craft, and publishing, and to have plenty of opportunities to network with other passionate writers. We expanded our offerings to meet demand, with a two day program.

You can find all of this year's session and workshop details here.