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Badass Women

We demand stronger women in speculative fiction, because… Well, why should guys get to have ALL the fun? We need MORE brilliant heroines! Give us a brutal villainess too! Bring on the talented ladies who aren't afraid to let their lights shine. Let's celebrate their brains, beauty, AND brawn. Hells to the YEAH!

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Wild Tech

You just can’t escape science. Technology is all around us, and every so often a device goes rogue. UH-OH! Maybe it’s just a bug—a simple glitch, harmless error, or a pesky virus. But sometimes… Well sometimes, the malfunction is part of a diabolical PLOT. Mix EVIL intent with power, and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

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Evil Villains

What's more thrilling than unstoppable monsters, cults of personality, and heartless psychopaths? We NEED villains that we love to hate. Straw men belong in a corn field not a great suspense novel. A badass heroine only shines with a truly evil villain to defeat. And let's not forget that bad guys are often bad girls. Bring the pain!

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About Ava Lock

Ava Lock writes feminist slipstream, science fantasies, horror, and satire from a “classified” location somewhere in the Nevada desert. On those rare occasions when she isn’t drafting a new book or editing one of her short stories, you might just find her hitchhiking along the extraterrestrial highway.

Only pick her up if you dare!


Newest Short Stories



You think meeting the parents is hard? Try being the first woman your girlfriend has ever brought to dinner at grandma’s house.

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