speculative prose

Issue 2 (Bodies)

Issue 2 (Spring 2014) is our “bodies” issue, which looks at the disabled body, the constructed body, the subaltern body, the reproductive body, and the possessed body — bodies human and animal, flesh and steel.

Issue 2 Cover

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Table of Contents


Before the Rains Came, by Jack Hollis Marr

A Girl Who Comes Out of a Chamber at Regular Intervals, by Sofia Samatar

Elephants and Omnibuses, by Julia August

On Being Undone by a Light Breeze, by Vajra Chandrasekera

Rowena, by Sean Moreland


Paula Arwen Friedlander (cover lllustration) is an illustrator and graphic designer from New York who works in hand cut paper silhouettes and collage. Her fantasy and horror illustration work has appeared in magazines such as Mythic Delirium, SageWoman, and Goblin Fruit. She has illustrated book covers such as Immigrant by Cherie Priest and The Button Bin by Mike Allen. Paula’s artwork, prints, and greeting cards are available through her website and in retail stores.

Many thanks to the talented artists who drew interior art for this issue: Galen Dara, Derek Newman-Stille, Sebyth, Gregory St. John, and Tomasz Wieja.

Thanks also to our donors, who helped pay for the words and art found here: Anonymous, Pierre Hamel, K.L. Maund, and Cynthia Sanborn.

ISSN: 2292-5775

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