When he made an innocent announcement on his livejournal, writer Charles Finlay sparked an unexpected debate about gender equality in F&SF Magazine. A few days later, he proposed to Story-Bomb the F&SF offices on August 18th with submissions from female writers.
From his second call:
In a response to a discussion that not enough women were being published in F&SF, I suggested a Story Bomb, where at least a hundred women authors would send in stories the same day. The idea was to get pro- and semi-pro writers who may have given up on submitting to the magazine, and have then all send in at the same time. But it has expanded to include any woman who wants to participate.
This is not a formally organized event. If you want to join in, just send out a story on August 18th! (F&SF’s submission guidelines may be found here).
(Found via Whileaway)