speculative prose

Issue 1 (Deaths)

Table of Contents


Their Dead So Near, by Kate Heartfield

Mon pays c’est l’hiver, by Amal El-Mohtar

An Orange Tree Framed Your Body, by Alex Dally MacFarlane

Death and the Girl from Pi Delta Zeta, by Helen Marshall

Balloons, by Christine Miscione

A City on Its Tentacles, by Rose Lemberg

On Every Boy’s Skin (All the Stars Ever, Also Bones), by Erik Amundsen



MANDEM (cover illustration) is the art name for a pair of collaborative artists, Maize and Moco Steinman-Arendsee. Their illustration work has appeared in roleplaying games, album art, poetry collections, and on book and magazine covers, and their fine art paintings have an international distribution in art shows and literary journals. Maize has an MA in Interdisciplinary Humanities and is currently enrolled in the Studio Art MFA program at Florida State University.

Many thanks to the talented artists who drew interior art for this issue: Carrion House, Galen Dara, Paula Arwen Friedlander, Alfred Klosterman, Stacy Nguyen, Teresa Tunaley, and Tomasz Wieja.

Thanks also to our donors, who helped pay for the words and art found here: Anonymous, Marjorie Cooper, Alicia Cole, Cristina M.R. Norcross, Dominik Parisien, and Clélie Rich.

ISSN: 2292-5775

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