speculative prose

Issue 16 (Fall 2017) – Trades


Issue 15 (Summer 2017) – Diseases


Issue 17 Table of Contents

We’re beyond excited to present our “Gothics” issue, containing a record nine stories—including a collaborative tale by five past contributors. This “exquisite corpse” piece was crafted in sequence by Mike … Continue reading

April 19, 2018

An Interview with Kate Heartfield

We’re celebrating the launch of our Gothics issue by finding out what it is about the Gothic that appeals to our authors, and what inspired their Issue 17 stories. Lackington’s: … Continue reading

April 10, 2018

Issue 16 Table of Contents

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 … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Issue 15 Table of Contents

Here be diseases literal and metaphorical, mental and physical, some of which are lodged in a human system while others are lodged in systems on a grander scale. Some are … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Issue 15 Foreword

At some point, eventually and inevitably, there had to be a “Diseases”-themed issue of Lackington’s. There’s just too much meaty potential in something that affects every one of us and … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

A Pestilence Come for Old Ma Salt, by Dayna K. Smith

Not everyone was well on Verity Mountain. Had Ma Salt known that, she would’ve chosen not to pass the jug and tell fibs all night long. No matter how good … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Auto-Rejection: An Outro, by Nin Harris

All of the Bunian Empress’s lizard bomohs, and all of her crocodile-men could not make a spell strong enough to get rid of two lumps. 1.5 centimetres in diameter, perfectly … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Her Cactus Heart, by Evelyn Deshane

The cacti bloomed red flowers whenever it rained. At first, everyone thought the flower buds were just pricks on the green cactus skin, sprouting as soon as the plant slurped … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

Hemera, Hespera, Euphrone, by Kathryn Weaver

Listen: I sing of sunlight’s taste like honeyed fruit, of sunlight’s warmth like wine, of sunlight’s scent like hyacinth. It sticks in my throat. It sweetens my lips. It enlivens … Continue reading

November 28, 2017

The Waking of Giants, by Adrian Simmons

I. My name is Crethon and those who listen to the tales of wandering poets or spend the night in the guesthouse of King Peritas will know who I am. … Continue reading

November 28, 2017