All About Speculate

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 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.

Who will be on stage?

We've got a great line up of authors coming to Speculate. With so much talent here in Australia, it's going to be quite the challenge to narrow down our speaker list for one day. But be assured that we're in discussions with many great speakers and will be releasing details soon.

When will tickets go on sale?

Earlybird tickets will go on sale late February, and we'll be announcing the full guest list then as well. The best way to make sure you don't miss out on Earlybird pricing is to sign up to our mailing list by subscribing below. We're still finalising ticket prices, and will release these details when they're ready.