speculative prose

Subscribe or Support

James LackingtonOnce upon a time, bookseller James Lackington made books affordable for nearly everyone in London. It was the late 18th century, literacy was on the rise, but books were still a luxury item. Lackington changed that by popularizing the cheap “remainder” and making a tidy profit for himself, in the bargain.

We’ll never make a profit at Lackington’s Magazine. Our principles, in fact, have us in a bind. We want to keep content accessible, the way Lackington did. But we must also pay our writers and artists (another inconvenient principle of ours). You can help keep this project afloat, support creators, and ensure we remain open to anyone with an internet connection. There are four ways to do so, and we greatly appreciate your support in any form.


Subscribe to Lackington’s through Weightless Books, which delivers issues to your inbox in the reading format you choose: PDF, ePub, or Mobi. Every issue contains 5 or 6 stories (sometimes more), each one brightly illustrated. Subscriptions form the backbone of magazines to this day—even more so for the oddball niche ones.

Join our Patreon

Choose how much you wish to contribute each time a new issue is released (twice a year), and get a shiny PDF copy delivered to your inbox—the best format for our glorious artwork. Our Patrons get a bit extra in return for their generosity, such as access to back issues.

Buy single issues

Browse back issues by theme and choose your favourite reading format (PDF, ePub, Mobi). We love our growing collection and the way themes galvanize a table of contents. Music, animals, disease, quests, architecture, births, voyages—there’s something here for everyone. Just $2.99 per issue.


Make a one-time donation in any amount you wish and get a copy of our latest issue in your preferred reading format (PDF, ePub, Mobi). Our Donate button takes you directly to PayPal. Gratitude to all button-clickers.


%d bloggers like this: