Current Issue
Vol. 4 No. 1 — January 2014

Feminist World-Building: Toward Future Memory
   by L. Timmel Duchamp
Down Seventh Street Road
   by Anne Sheldon

Coral Bleaching
   by Alicia Cole
Grandmother Magma
Walk to the End of the World, by Suzy McKee Charnas
   by Nisi Shawl
The Waking Engine, by David Edison
   reviewed by Victoria Garcia

Dangerous Women. edited by George R.R. Martin & Gardner Dozois
   reviewed by Cat Rambo

Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie
  reviewed by Karen Burnham

The Constant Tower, by Carole McDonnell
   reviewed by Michael Ehart

The XY Conspiracy, by Lori Selke
   reviewed by Cindy Ward
Featured Artist
Kristin Kest

The Cascadia Subduction Zone

A decade into the 21st century, the world of books, the world of the arts, the world of criticism have all been caught up in violent, unpredictable change. A large part of this change has been unleashed by a continual stream of technological innovations that impact our daily lives and even our personal as well as professional relationships. Technology is changing how we read and what we read, is challenging the very forms and genres in which we write, and is making criticism and reflection more valuable and necessary than it's ever been.

Despite the many and continual changes reshaping the world of books and the arts, one factor remains constant: work by women writers is always assigned a marginal status in critical venues (except, of course, in venues that focus exclusively on work by women writers).

The CSZ aims to treat work by women as vital and central rather than marginal. What we see, what we talk about, and how we talk about it matters. Seeing, recognizing, and understanding is what makes the world we live in. And the world we live in is, itself, a sort of subduction zone writ large.

“Since its launch in 2011 The Cascadia Subduction Zone has emerged as one of the best critical journals the field has to offer.”
  Jonathan McCalmont, February 18, 2013, Hugo Ballot Nomination