The Best of LSQ: The First Five Years

See that cover right there? That is the cover of the amazing anthology celebrating LSQ’s first five years. FIFTY of the best stories we’ve published. And it’s gorgeous.

Cover art? Yup, that’s Julie Dillon, Hugo Award-winning and wonderfully talented. I knew the moment I saw it that this book would not be the same without this image. It sums up so much of what LSQ is about.

The writers gathered in these pages, from every corner of the globe, are explorers of wonder, magic, and places beyond the stars. They are also explorers of what makes us human, in heart, mind, and spirit.

Come explore the best we have to offer, as we look back fondly on the last five years and look ahead at what’s to come.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Jennifer Lyn Parsons, Editor-in-Chief
  • Roots in the Mist (Or It’s So Quiet on the 14th Floor) by Tara Quinn Lindsey
  • The Journey or the Destination by Emma Sibley
  • The Guild of Runners by Noeleen Kavanagh
  • How Kpodo and Lishan Met, And The Adventure They Had After by Rebecca Buchanan
  • The New Book on the Shelf by Maria Kelly
  • Cat and the Cradle by Gabrielle Lissauer
  • Below the Big Dipper, to the Left of Ursa Minor, Stood the Mural Quadrant Constellation by Shannon Quinn
  • The Sought After Smile by Icy Sedgwick
  • Aunt Nancy by Krista Duggin
  • The Selkie’s Choice by Jennifer Wiseman
  • Grandmother Yucca by Cheryl Wood Ruggiero
  • Pink Gift by Lindsey Walker
  • The Woman With Flowers In Her Hair by AJ Fitzwater
  • Hijacked by Margaret Karmazin
  • Air by Tara Calaby
  • The Minotaur’s Tale by Stacey Larner
  • The Wood Children by Cathrin Hagey
  • Loose by Evan Mariah Pettit
  • Deep Deck 9  by Charlotte Nash
  • Folk Songs by Vivian Caethe
  • Train of Thought by Danielle Elizabeth Shipley
  • Harvesting Wishes by Mary E. Lowd
  • Storm’s Spawn by Ann Gimpel
  • Magic on the Cliffs by Amy Holt
  • Mother Bear by K. Bannerman
  • Harmony by Kasia James
  • Icarus in the 21st Century by Nikki Vogel
  • Built in a Day by A.C. Buchanan
  • Highgate by Andrea Mullaney
  • The Rescue by Margrét Helgadóttir
  • Fight and Flight by Che Gilson
  • The Prototype by Judith Field
  • Pigeon-Talker by Rebecca Harwell
  • Wallpaper People by Samantha Chaffin
  • Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by Kate Taylor
  • Tanith’s Sky by Penny Stirling
  • The Light Fantastic by Catherine Lundoff
  • The Absence of Feathers by O.J. Cade
  • Scylla in Blue Light by Sandi Leibowitz
  • Mission Critical by Deborah Bailey
  • When the Sea is Blue and the Shallows Clear by Suzanne J. Willis
  • The Sacrifice by Robin L. Martinez
  • Tunbi by Chikodili Emelumadu
  • Tourist Attraction by Nina Shepardson
  • Handiwork by J.A. Gross
  • A Sea Without Oysters by Megan Lee Beals
  • The Stone Children by Shannon Norland
  • Leaf by MJ Gardner
  • What Happened at the Pond by Christine Boulos