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    Lackington’s Issue 20 (Fall 2019)
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    Lackington’s 4-issue subscription Ranylt Richildis

    Lackington’s publishes speculative fiction told in unusual or poetic language. Lose yourself in appealing, unconventional prose that experiments with aesthetics as it builds imagined worlds. Our writers… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 9 (Winter 2016)
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    Lackington’s Issue 9 (Winter 2016) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Issue 9 tells of the “Architectures” of life: structural, spiritual, sexual, expected and unexpected, terrestrial and otherwise.

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    Foreword ‘Contra Gravitatem (Vita Genevievis)’, by Arkady Martine… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 17 (Spring 2018)
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    Lackington’s Issue 17 (Spring 2018) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Our long-awaited “Gothics” collection nods to the Ostrogoths, to whom the genre in part owes its name; to Gothic cathedrals and Gothic’s favourite religious target; to Wollstonecraft, Shelley, the … More

  • Lackington’s Issue 10 (Spring 2016)
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    Lackington’s Issue 10 (Spring 2016) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Issue 10 proves that “Governments” aren’t all red tape and dry bureaucracy, but rather the links between all bodies, all wits, and the contexts for human passions.

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    Foreword

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  • Lackington’s Issue 7 (Summer 2015)
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    Lackington’s Issue 7 (Summer 2015) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    The stories in Issue 7 focus on “Skins,” which make us think about bodies, of course, but also shapeshifting, torture, disease, and sex. You’ll find seven tales in Issue 7 that touch on all of these in rich, transportive… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 8 (Fall 2015)
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    Lackington’s Issue 8 (Fall 2015) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    The stories in Issue 8 interrogate “Dreamings,” those products of imagination, subconscious, or narcotics that bring relief, ecstasy, or portents while cutting through the illogic of waking life.… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 3 (Summer 2014)
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    Lackington’s Issue 3 (Summer 2014) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Issue 3 features six stories that explore and sometimes upend the old quest tropes. Using everything from shapeshifters to feudal Japan, war-bitten Russia to magical, futuristic sports, these tales rely on old folklore… More

  • Lackingtons Issue 11 (Summer 2016)
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    Lackingtons Issue 11 (Summer 2016) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Our “Possessions” issue plays with more than one meaning of the term. Read stories about ownerships and their elaborations of control and greed, and read stories about invasions, too, when our own self becomes… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 12 (Fall 2016)
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    Lackington’s Issue 12 (Fall 2016) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Issue 12 is the bestiary we always knew we wanted. This “Animals” collection features one, perhaps two (if you squint) traditional animal tales. The other five stories are hardly the stuff of nurseries, full of shadowy… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 16 (Fall 2017)
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    Lackington’s Issue 16 (Fall 2017) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    At 98 pages, our “Trades” issue is our largest yet. This collection is devoted to the glories and pitfalls of labour, to the celebration of expertise, and to the worker, full stop. Through a speculative … More

  • Lackington’s Issue 14 (Spring 2017)
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    Lackington’s Issue 14 (Spring 2017) Ranylt Richildis

    This is a collection for those who hear melodies in all things, even in the buzzing of a swarm of flies. It’s a collection for synaesthetes, musicians, and music-lovers of all kinds. The stories in our “Musics” … More

  • Lackington’s Issue 6 (Spring 2015)
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    Lackington’s Issue 6 (Spring 2015) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Issue 6, our “Seas” issue, features tales set on (and in) the vast deep, but not all great expanses are wet. Read stories about kelp forests, conch-shell palaces, selkie secret-agents, spider caravans, fountains of… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 18 (Fall 2018)
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    Lackington’s Issue 18 (Fall 2018) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Enchantment is nigh! We’ve finally put together a “Magics” issue that nods to more than mere sorcery. Not surprisingly, witchcraft creeps into several Issue 18 tales, and we’ve also included… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 19 (Spring 2019)
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    Lackington’s Issue 19 (Spring 2019) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Every story is a journey, arguably, but we’ve gone and put together an entire issue devoted to “Voyages.” This collection features stories about trips to the moon (not onboard ships but on the backs… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 2 (Spring 2014)
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    Lackington’s Issue 2 (Spring 2014) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Issue 2 is the body issue; the five stories here explore disabled bodies, possessed bodies, constructed bodies–bodies human and animal, flesh and steel. Read about automata in ancient Rome and the Middle East,… More

  • Lackington’s Issue 13 (Winter 2017)
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    Lackington’s Issue 13 (Winter 2017) Ranylt Richildis et al.

    Issue 13 is a collection of stories about “Births”—not all of them positive, and not all of them heralding the start of something. Our authors teach us that some births mark the beginning of frantic endings. You’ll find… More