We just sent Issue #116 to the printer, so subscribers will see it in their mail in another couple of weeks. We are happy to show you the splendid new cover, created for us by Edmonton artist James Beveridge, one of our oldest and dearest friends.

In the issue you will find amusing new works by Robert Runté, and Julia August, authors familiar to On Spec readers.   We have several authors new to On Spec this time around, such as Lisa Gregoire, Daniel G. Keohane, Ryan Benson, Scott Shank, Jakob Drud, Amelia Dee  Mueller,  along with poets Nicholas Dolan, and Liam Siemens. Lynne Taylor Fahnestalk returns with a new cartoon and a delightful ‘Bot image.

We cannot wait for this issue to be in the hands of our readers. If your subscription has expired, now is the time to renew. Feel free to drop us a line at if you aren’t sure.

This is also a great time for you to help us reduce our inventory by buying a gift for your friends who enjoy SF&F stories. If you do buy someone a gift subscription, we will extend your own On Spec subscription by 1 issue.

Best wishes and stay well!

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