Archive for the ‘WDSF’ Category
Rumored to have been born from a twitter conversation, the special Women Destroy Science Fiction issue of Lightspeed Magazine is coming this spring. This issue features not only all female authors, but an all female editing staff, all female audio fiction staff, even only ladies get to do the slush reading. Funded through Kickstarter, WDSF was fully funded in less than 24 hours, and is crashing through stretch goals. Editor Christie Yant already has guest editors signed up for Women Destroy Horror and Women Destroy Fantasy.
The Kickstarter runs through Feb 15th, and submissions are open until Feb 14th. Click here for the submissions page, but the quick answer is Lightspeed is accepting fiction up to 7500 words, and flash fiction up to 1500 words for WDSF.
You can imagine I jumped at the chance to have Flash Fiction editor Robyn Lupo write a guest post on science fiction, destroying it, and her flash fiction agenda!
Destroying Science Fiction, by Robyn Lupo
I don’t mean to alarm anyone, but science fiction isn’t going to be the same after this.
We’ve been using the word ‘Destroy’ a lot (along with ‘flense’ and ‘defenestrate’) but I’d like to shift over a little bit, and look at the generative force that destruction brings. After this, the science fiction world must look at women writers as peers, contenders, and Grand Maestras of the genre.
We’ve got Mur Lafferty, for Crom’s sake.