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Issue 17 Table of Contents

cover detailWe’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 Allen, Vajra Chandrasekera, Amal El-Mohtar, Natalia Theodoridou, and JY Yang (not necessarily in that order), with each author building unseen on what the others wrote before. Our collection nods to the Ostrogoths, to whom the genre in part owes its name; to Gothic cathedrals and Gothic’s favourite religious target; to Wollstonecraft, Shelley, the Brontës, and the German “shudder novel”; to the Gothic’s love of frame stories and epistolary narratives; and to the Latin American monster El Cuco. And if there’s a vampire found herein, trust that it’s more Le Fanu than Polidori or Stoker…

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Foreword

A Thousand Tongues of Silver 
Kate Heartfield
(Artwork by Michelle MB)

Satia Te Sanguine   
A.J. Hammer
(Artwork by Carrion House)

Letters Written to the Dearest Deceased Frances Blood  
R.M. Graves
(Artwork by Paula Arwen Owen)

Nothing Must Be Wasted   
Arkady Martine
(Artwork by Kat Weaver)

Swans and Roses and Snow
Laura Friis
(Artwork by Carol Wellart)

At the Hand of Every Beast  
Premee Mohamed
(Artwork by P. Emerson Williams)

Verwelktag  
Steve Toase
(Artwork by Dotti Price)

Cavity in a Hurt
J.M. Guzman
(Artwork by Pear Nuallak)

A Game of Lost and Found (available only in our eBook)
Mike Allen, Vajra Chandrasekera, Amal El-Mohtar, Natalia Theodoridou, and JY Yang
(Artwork by Gregory St. John)

Cover art will be drawn by Richard Wagner.

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This entry was posted on October 31, 2018 by in Issues.
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