A woman sits at a couch, back to the viewer. in front of her, a body lies prone. There's a puddle of blood on the floor.

short story

Three Laws

by Andrea Phillips

“Doctor Susan Hobbes, the lead investigator for the Emergent Robotic Behaviors Division of American Robotics Corp., was deeply and profoundly annoyed.”

serial: The Fisher of Bones, Chapter 2


by Sarah Gailey

The Gods Whispers woke me in the night.

flash fiction

Junebug’s Magical Magnificent Mercurial Barbershop

by Malon Edwards

When Junebug’s clippers bit the nape of De’Vontay’s neck, my boy didn’t flinch.

Aug 9, 2017 | news

Here are the stories we bought in April, along with some statistics on race and ethnicity

by Brian J. White

We were open to short story submissions of up to 4,000 words in April. We received 850 submissions and accepted 8.

flash fiction

Until the Day We Go Home

by Caroline M. Yoachim

I wait at the fence with the other kids, bare toes in the dry dirt. Someone spots Liana's lavender wings in the distance and squeals.

Aug 4, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

It's Up to Us

by Pablo Defendini

A note from our publisher.

Aug 3, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

Diversity Doesn’t Just Happen

by Maurice Broaddus

My big fear after last year’s report was that there might be a few cosmetic changes followed by several rounds of congratulatory back-patting; I saw several things that made me hopeful.

Aug 2, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

The Ones Who Walk Away from the Genres

by Jennifer Marie Brissett

When an abused wife finally walks out the door, the decision to leave wasn’t made once—it was made a thousand times.

serial: The Fisher of Bones, Chapter 1


by Sarah Gailey

The moon was dark the night our Prophet died.

Aug 1, 2017 | #Blackspecfic

Addressing a problem

by Thea James

Like much of the SFF community, we were incredibly dismayed with the report’s findings — this had to change.

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