Megan Arkenberg

Speculative fiction writer, poet, and editor

Mirror Dance

In 2008, Mirror Dance began as a free, online, quarterly magazine of fantasy fiction and poetry. Our focus has continued to drift towards the literary, the poetic, and the unconventional, with stories that range from the humorous to the horrific. Some of our favorite works are those that deconstruct fantasy tropes and reimagine myths, fairytales, and folklore.

We value the respectful representation of diverse cultures, heritages, sexual and romantic orientations, and genders, and actively seek work written from perspectives that are under-represented in genre fiction. Please check out our current issue and see our submission guidelines for more information.


Lacuna: A Journal of Historical Fiction


Lacuna began in October 2009 as a biannual e-journal of historical fiction with the mission of delivering well-researched, well-written, character-driven work that demonstrates an understanding of both history and human nature. After nine issues, our last issue was published in October 2013. 








Crimethink: Politics and Speculative Fiction

Crimethink, compiled in 2010, is a collection of essays, articles, blog posts and reviews that explore the relationship between politics and literature of the imagination. All proceeds from the print edition go to Doctors Without Boarders.

If you enjoy reading the free online version, please consider donating to Doctors Without Boarders what you would have paid to read it in e-book.


Megan Arkenberg is an award-winning writer, poet, and editor of speculative fiction. Her work has appeared in Asimov's, Lightspeed, Strange Horizons, and dozens of other places. She blogs sporadically at Bitter Irony.

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