Aug 27, 2021 | announcement

Announcing our next guest editor: L. M. Davis

We are so pleased to announce that the spectacular L. M. Davis will be the guest editor for our next submissions period, which will run from September 13 through September 19, 2021.

L. M. Davis is a speculative fiction author who writes about shapeshifters, aliens, immortals, and witches. She is the author of the Shifters series (Interlopers, Posers, and Forgers) from Lyndberry Press and the three-part novel skinless. Her writing has been published in Paste Magazine and on Davis is also a scholar of African American and Native American literatures and cultures, with particular interest in the speculative production of these communities. Currently, she is working on several projects, including two novels and multiple ventures for television and film. She is the writer and director of the short film “Fevered Dreams.”

Davis will be accepting short stories for publication in the spring and summer of 2022. Each writer can submit one short story during this submissions period. Please read our general submission guidelines for more information about things like story length and what we do and don’t accept. When submissions open, the link to submit will be on that page as well. You can sign up for our newsletter if you’d like a reminder when we open (as well as weekly stories in your inbox), and we’ll also post a reminder on Twitter.

Get those stories ready! We can’t wait to see what y’all send in.

© 2021 L. D. Lewis

About the author

L. D. Lewis

L.D. Lewis does… a lot.

She is an award-winning SF/F writer and editor. She serves as a founding creator, art director, and project manager for the World Fantasy Award-winning and Hugo Award-nominated FIYAH Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction. She also serves as the founding director of Hugo-nominated FIYAHCON, chair of the 2021 Nebula Conference, awards manager for the Lambda Literary Foundation, treasurer for Diverse Voice Inc., and grants administrator for the Speculative Literature Foundation. She acquires novellas for and researches for the LeVar Burton Reads podcast. She frequently bothers the publishing industry by authoring studies about the treatment and experiences of racially/ethnically marginalized authors in speculative literature.

She is the author of A Ruin of Shadows (Dancing Star Press, 2018), and her published short fiction and poetry includes appearances in FIYAH, PodCastle, Strange Horizons, Anathema: Spec from the Margins, Lightspeed Magazine, and Fireside Magazine, among others.

She lives in Georgia, on perpetual deadline, with her coffee habit, two demon cats, and an impressive Funko Pop! collection.

L can be found online at her website ( or on Twitter (@ellethevillain).