Copyright 2014 by Paula S. Jordan
John Joseph Adams, editor and publisher of Lightspeed Magazine, refused to let that silly notion slide by without a response. On its fourth anniversary of publishing science fiction that’s as much about people as about ideas, with a firm commitment to gender parity, Lightspeed Magazine will publish a very special issue as its June 2014 edition, with an all-woman team of guest publishers, staff and authors. The title? You guessed it — Women Destroy Science Fiction.
The Kickstarter for the project? It blew over the target so far that the special issue will be a double and there will be two more Women Destroy issues as well: a special issue of Nightmare Magazine, Women Destroy Horror, and a special issue of Fantasy Magazine, Women Destroy Fantasy!
I often hear about neat things too late to do anything about them, but I found out about this one just in time. You can still submit a story, if you really hurry: deadline’s tonight, February 14, at 11:59:59 p.m. Pacific Time. You can get in on the Kickstarter till tomorrow night, February 15, at 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time.
Thank you, John Joseph Adams. You are a gentleman and a scholar.
And thank you one and all to the women who create science fiction, past, present, and to come.