Funded as a stretch goal of LIGHTSPEED’s Queers Destroy Science Fiction! Kickstarter campaign, this month we’re presenting a special one-off issue of our otherwise discontinued sister-magazine, FANTASY, called Queers Destroy Fantasy!: an all-fantasy extravaganza entirely written--and edited!--by queer creators. Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you in this special issue:
Original fantasy (edited by Christopher Barzak) by Catherynne M. Valente, Kai Ashante Wilson, Carlea Holl-Jensen, and Richard Bowes;
Reprints (selected by Liz Gorinsky) by Caitlin R. Kiernan, Austin Bunn, Shweta Narayan, and Nicola Griffith;
Nonfiction articles (edited by Matthew Cheney) by merritt kopas, Matthew Cheney, Keguro Macharia, Ekaterina Sedia, Mary Anne Mohanraj, and Ellen Kushner;
Original cover illustration by Priscilla Kim and original interior illustrations by Goñi Montes, Odera Igbokwe, Sam Schechter, Elizabeth Leggett, and Vlada Monakhova.