Lackington’s 12-month 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 4 (Fall 2014) Ranylt Richildis et al.
Issue 4 is all about institutions. “Institution” doesn’t just mean schools, jails, and hospitals. Rituals, traditions, and laws are institutions, too. Marriage is an institution, as are religion,… More
Lackington’s Issue 5 (Winter 2015) Ranylt Richildis et al.
Issue 5 is our “Beldams” issue, which takes apart this harsh old word and reassembles it into a collection about mature women, nonconformity, and inner witches. It plays with collective stereotypes as well as discrete… More
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… More
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
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) 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… More
Lackington’s Issue 1 (Winter 2014) Ranylt Richildis et al.
Our inaugural issue features seven stories that deal in some way with death. Read about undersea cities, dirigible interplanetary moths, cholera graveyards humming with memory, artful rebellion, and a sorority … More
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, … More
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 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 … More
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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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 … More
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 … More