Frequently Asked Questions

The world always seems brighter when you’ve just made something that wasn’t there before.

– Neil Gaiman

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Photo shoot outtake. Model: Will Simmons

What is the Parallel History Museum? – It is an ongoing collaborative art and speculative fiction writing project. The format is that of a museum website.

Is there a real brick-and-mortar museum? – No.

Are the exhibits ever available for viewing in real life? – Yes. Keep an eye out on our events page and social media channels for more information.

What is the Parallel History Museum’s purpose? – First: to create or encourage the creation of compelling speculative fiction. Second: to feature the work of creatives so they can find a supportive community, an audience, and patrons.

Where do the items in the museum come from? – The items in the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions are gathered or made by creative collaborators known as Parallel Historians.

What is a Parallel Historian? – Parallel Historians are creative people who share a love for, and understand the importance of, speculative fiction. They make or find the featured items, write the descriptions, take the photographs, and maintain the Parallel History Museum.

How do I become a Parallel Historian? – We’re always looking for more collaborators. They can be any kind of creative person. If you made or want to make or found an object you think has the potential for good storytelling, contact us. If you want to collaborate but don’t have a clear idea of what you want to make, contact us anyway and tell us your field of interest. Experts and enthusiastic amateurs are equally welcome.

Is there a fee to join or collaborate? – No.

What kind of items does the Parallel History Museum usually accept as submissions? – We want to feature any visually interesting or unique item. We are most interested in featuring objects that showcase a collaborator’s skill.

If I submit an item, or writing, and it gets featured on the website, do I still own it? – Yes.

Can I comment on the items? – Yes. Near the bottom of almost every entry is a + icon. Click on it to reveal the “reply” option.

How do I sign up for updates? – Every page of the website has a large + symbol at the bottom.  Click on it to reveal the “receive updates” option.

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Do you have more questions? Brilliant! Ask them through our contact page.

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