Hey, all! This one can't wait for next month's anthology post because the submission window is tight.
Cat Rambo is guest editing a special Women Destroy Fantasy issue of Lightspeed Magazine.
WOMEN DESTROY FANTASY! will be a special one-off, guest-edited by former Fantasy Magazine editor Cat Rambo. The issue will contain 8 pieces of fiction (twice the size of a regular issue of an issue of Fantasy back before it was merged into Lightspeed), consisting of 4 original stories and 4 reprints. Cat Rambo will select all 4 of the original stories, and long-time editor of the fantasy half of The Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror, Terri Windling, will select the 4 fantasy reprints. Everything submitted to the Women Destroy Fantasy! issue will also be considered for publication in Lightspeed.
== Who can submit stories for consideration for the special issue? Women.
== How do you define “woman”? A woman is any human being who identifies as one, to whatever degree that they do so.
== What can women submit? Fantasy short stories, 1500-7500 words. Dark fantasy (which normally would be OK to submit to Nightmare, should go here instead for this issue).
== When is the submissions period? Submissions open March 15, 2014, and will close at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern on March 31, 2014.
== What rights will you be buying? Please see the Lightspeed standard contract templates (Originals | Reprints) for details; this issue will use that same contract template.
== Pay rate? 8 cents/word.
== Response time? Up to 45 days
== Note: Stories submitted to the Women Destroy Fantasy! special issue will also be considered regular issues of Lightspeed as well, if they are not selected for the special issue.
== When will the issue be published? October 2014.
== How do I submit? Submit via the following submissions portal: Women Destroy Fantasy submissions
== What the heck is this about? What do you mean by “destroy”? Read this and just substitute “fantasy” any time it says “science fiction” (more or less).
Sounds like a fun issue.