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Issue 17 (Spring 2018) – Gothics

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Issue 16 (Fall 2017) – Trades

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An Interview with M. Raoulee

We’re celebrating the launch of Issue 18 by talking about all sorts of “magics” (bold or subtle) with our authors, and what inspired their stories. Lackington’s: “Love Letters from Velveteen” … Continue reading

November 13, 2018

An Interview with Julia August

We’re celebrating the launch of Issue 18 by talking about all sorts of “magics” (bold or subtle) with our authors, and what inspired their stories. Lackington’s: Your story “Prima Fuit, … Continue reading

November 6, 2018

Issue 18 Table of Contents

Enchantment is nigh! We’ve finally put together a “Magics” issue that nods to more than mere sorcery. Not surprisingly, witchcraft creeps into several Issue 18 tales, and we’ve also included … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

Issue 17 Table of Contents

We’re beyond excited to present our “Gothics” issue, containing a record nine stories—including a collaborative tale by five past contributors. This “exquisite corpse” piece was crafted in sequence by Mike … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

Issue 17 Foreword

This issue is overdue. Not only am I a lifelong Gothic geek, but the Gothic is an unquestionably popular fascination. I almost feel I must hang my head in apology … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

A Thousand Tongues of Silver, by Kate Heartfield

I am a book. My pages are purple. This is how they made me. First, they flayed the calves, stretched and scraped their wet skins. Then they mixed lichen and … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

Satia Te Sanguine, by A.J. Hammer

You’re walking down the Lungotevere one day, your last day in Rome, in fact, when a woman stops you. She smiles, a bright smile, and invites you, in English, into … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

Letters Written to the Dearest Deceased Frances Blood, by R.M. Graves

Runnymede, Friday 30th March 1787. Afternoon. Fanny, it is I, Mary. I know we vowed to never indulge the aristocracy. However, I must work my sister’s keep as Father invests … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

Nothing Must Be Wasted, by Arkady Martine

The vultures had colonized the shell of her ship. The largest and bravest perched on Yagmur’s chest, its talons caught in the straps of her pilot’s harness. She watched it … Continue reading

October 31, 2018

Swans and Roses and Snow, by Laura Friis

This story is dedicated to Charlotte Brontë and Jean Rhys. She has often set fires. It is the power she has, in this cold place, to kindle fire upwards from … Continue reading

October 31, 2018