Reckoning 2

A locus for the conflict between the world as it has become and the world as we wanted it to be.

“A project that is timely, necessary, and at times even hopeful. Highly recommended to all who are interested in the future of genre fiction as well as the future of our world.” —Kelly Link, author of Get in Trouble

“In a world of disappearing futures, Reckoning arrives like a flock of undiscovered birds—a journal of speculative ecology that invents its own new genre, simultaneously urgent and atemporal, from a diverse array of mostly new voices—the freshest and most important new fantastic literature magazine in a very long time.” — Christopher Brown, author of Tropic of Kansas

“I love this story so much that I am not going to discuss a single detail except that the ending made my heart leap and it is my favorite story of 2018 so far. I will hold onto my copy of this magazine forever because it contains it.” —Cat Rambo, of Marie Vibbert’s “Fourth-Dimensional Tessellations of the American College Graduate”, in Green Man Review

Innocent Ilo’s “To the Place of Skulls” was longlisted for the 2018 Author of Tomorrow Contest.

Ebook released December 21, 2017.
e-ISBN: 9780998925226
Weightless Books
Barnes & Noble

Print edition released June 21, 2018.
ISBN: 978-0-9989252-3-3
Trade paper, perfect-bound, 248 pages, 67,000 words.



Cover: Rebirth – Archan Nair December 21, 2017
Disintigreetings – Pepe Rojo January 25, 2018 Interview
Once It Was a Tree – oneslutriot July 12, 2018


Earthspun – Krista Hoeppner Leahy January 25, 2018
The Bull Who Bars the Gate to Heaven – Zella Christensen March 1, 2018
I’m the Villain, Ok? – Mary Alexandra Agner March 15, 2018
A Hundred Years From Now – Mohammad Shafiqul Islam May 10, 2018
Development – F.J. Bergmann June 7, 2018
Will We Be Good and Kind At The End – Kelly Madden July 5, 2018


A Wispy Chastening – D.A. Xiaolin Spires January 11, 2018 Interview
Rumpelstiltskin – Jane Elliott February 8, 2018 Interview
To the Place of Skulls – Innocent Ilo February 15, 2018 Interview
Girl Singing with Farm – Kathrin Köhler March 8, 2018
The Complaint of All Living Things – Joanne Rixon March 22, 2018 Interview
Fourth-Dimensional Tessellations of the American College Graduate – Marie Vibbert April 5, 2018
Delta Marsh – Casey June Wolf April 12, 2018 Audio
The Shale Giants – Marissa Lingen April 19, 2018
An Oasis of Amends – Floris M. Kleijne May 24, 2018
The Alice Grey – Santiago Belluco May 31, 2018
Lanny Boykin Rises Up Singing – Jess Barber June 21, 2018 Audio
Night of No Return – Grace Seybold June 28, 2018


Editor’s Note: On Having a Kid in the Climate Apocalypse – Michael J. DeLuca January 4, 2018 Interview
A Ghost Can Only Take – Justin Howe February 22, 2018
From Paris, With Rage – George F. April 26, 2018
‘You are from the U.S.’ – Yukyan Lam May 3, 2018
A Kinder And More Caring Future? – Brian Francis Slattery June 14, 2018

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