speculative prose

A New Face at Lackington’s

It’s with great pleasure that Lackington’s welcomes Matthew Bennardo to the staff as First Reader and Marketing Manager. Matthew has published fiction in Asimov’s, Beneath Ceaseless Skies, Clarkesworld, Strange Horizons, and … Continue reading

October 30, 2017

Issue 14 Foreword

Lackington’s has been playing with themes ever since Issue 2. Even the inaugural issue ended up with a theme that knit the first-ever Table of Contents together, however accidentally. I … Continue reading

August 23, 2017

Issue 13 Foreword

Births commonly and symbolically herald beginnings, but they can also herald endings. Sometimes it takes a deep dig into fiction to communicate this dichotomy, and I appreciate how the authors … Continue reading

May 29, 2017

Issue 12 Foreword

I once met a literature scholar who specialized in Canadian animal stories. “How cool,” I thought, and I’ve wanted to put together a bestiary ever since. It was just a … Continue reading

February 9, 2017

Issue 11 Foreword

The thing about things is, they’re ubiquitous—so much so I didn’t have to put out a call to fill this collection. The tales in Issue 11 accumulated over the course … Continue reading

October 25, 2016

Issue 10 Foreword

“It’s a comfort to say one’s piece, even to no real effect.” So muses a character in Kate Heartfield’s “The Automatic Prime Ministers” (and Kate’s third Lackington’s story to date). … Continue reading

July 5, 2016

Issue 9 Foreword

Appreciating an architectural classic can be a both/and exercise, because story complicates the art of line and load. A building might be tied to a terrible history. It may have … Continue reading

April 27, 2016

Our 2015 Stories

Happy New Year to our readers, subscribers, donors, patrons, and to our writers and artists most of all. You’ve each made another 12 months of Lackington’s Magazine possible, and the … Continue reading

January 1, 2016

Issue 7 Foreword

It’s no surprise that our “Skins” issue summoned stories about shapeshifting. The ability to utterly transform one’s skin is part wish fulfillment and part stuff of nightmares, depending who you … Continue reading

July 29, 2015

Issue 6 Foreword

Sea and story are inseparable so let me devote this foreword to the tales themselves, which are predominantly yarns of travel, transformation, and society. Our Issue 6 theme was inspired … Continue reading

April 8, 2015