“Creatio Fantastica” is a biannual academic journal publishing texts covering literary, cinematic, media, cultural, game, philosophical, and interdisciplinary research in the broadly understood fantastic, fantasy & science fiction across media. Contributions are accepted continuously, although adherence to the journal’s calls for papers will be much appreciated.

Leading disciplines: Art and Art History; Cultural Studies; Interdisciplinary research in the Humanities.

Journal’s sections


“Creatio Fantastica” welcomes contributions of academic articles amounting to at least 20,000 characters with spaces. Scholarly or peer-reviewed journal articles, written by scholars or professionals considered experts in their fields, should present results of original empirical, theoretical, scientific, or analytic research. All the submitted texts should reference source materials as well as display extensive knowledge of the literature on the subject.


Reviews of scholarly monographs and collections of essays are subject to the same rules as in the case of articles and they should likewise amount to at least 20,000 characters with spaces.

Conversations of the issue

At “Creatio Fantastica”, we have formed a tradition of hosting so-called ‚conversations of the issue’ which are meant to be a written record of a virtual panel talk held by both our editors and invited guests. The intention is not to be a multi-authored contribution or a staged contribution, but a record of a small academic debate allowing for a more vivid and dynamic exchange of ideas that the one occurring within various constraints of typical scholarly articles.


“Creatio Fantastica” issues are complemented with a literary section with internally reviewed short stories contributed in response to literary contests announced twice a year. Short stories are not subjected to indexation in academic databases and are an homage to the literary traditions of the journal going back to 2005.


Prior to submitting any kind of text for consideration, the Authors are kindly asked to consult the journal’s stylesheet and reviewing procedure as well as the ethical standards approved by the editorial board.