speculative prose

Issue 16 (Trades)

Our “Trades” issue (Fall 2017) celebrates the worker and looks at the lives of speculative merchants, archivists, legal scholars, architects, and mask-makers.

Issue 16 cover

Buy ePub – $2.99

Buy mobi – $.299

Buy PDF (best for showcasing illustrations) – 2.99

Table of Contents


Lamplighter’s Eve, by Kate Dollarhyde

Original Order, by Natalie Ritter

A Summary of Menistarian Law, Composed for the Citizens of Olakia, 
in Response to Our Present Crisis by Dr. Clemons Indement,
as received and translated by Joseph Tomaras

The Maiden’s Path, by D.K. Latta

Yuckl Ogle, by N. Muma Alain

The Master of Hourglasses, by Alexandra Seidel


Paula Arwen Owen (cover illustration) is an artist who works in hand-cut paper silhouettes and collage, using the contrast of darkness and light, of dreams and reality to create compelling illustrations. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Mythic Delirium and Strange Horizons, and on book covers by authors including Cherie Priest and Catherynne M. Valente. She lives at the edge of an enchanted forest in the Catskill Mountains with her husband and a variety of creatures domestic, wild, and mythical. Paula’s unique cut paper greeting cards, artwork, and decals are available at her Etsy shop and in retail stores.

Many thanks to the talented artists who drew interior art for this issue: Carrion House, Michelle MB, Belinda Morris, Dotti Price, Carol Wellart, and P. Emerson Williams.

ISSN: 2292-5775

%d bloggers like this: