Issue 12 (Fall 2016) is the bestiary we always knew we wanted. This “Animals” collection features one, perhaps two (if you squint) traditional animal tales. The other five stories are hardly the stuff of nurseries, full of shadowy creatures that creep and skitter, slink and lunge.
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Table of Contents
One General Law, by J.J. LaTourelle
The Horse Road, by John Linwood Grant
The Compassion of the Pheasant Lord, by Leena Likitalo
The First of Her Name, by Elaine Cuyegkeng
The Visit, by Subashini Navaratnam
Zoopoiesis, with Mountains, by Rhonda Eikamp
The Hedgehog and the Pine Cone, by Gwynne Garfinkle
Pear Nuallak (cover art) looks to their Thai heritage and the many faces of women to create words and images. They’ve contributed illustrations to The SEA Is Ours and The Future Fire.
Many thanks to the talented artists who drew interior art for this issue: Carrion House, Shauna O’Meara, Dotti Price, Gregory St. John, Cesar Valtierra, Kat Weaver, and P. Emerson Williams.