Prime Books has announced the launch of new online SF magazine Lightspeed, a sister publication to their Fantasy Magazine. John Joseph Adams will edit fiction, while Andrea Kail will edit non-fiction.
Adams is leaving his position as assistant editor at F&SF at the end of 2009, and Lightspeed will open to fiction submissions and non-fiction queries on January 1, 2010, with guidelines appearing at http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/ by December 1, 2009. They plan to pay professional rates for fiction.
Lightspeed will launch in June 2010, and will focus exclusively on science fiction, including near future, far future, sociological soft SF, star-spanning hard SF, and points in between. Authors are encouraged to take chances and push the envelope. New content will be posted twice a week, including one story each week and one piece of non-fiction.