From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism




August 2022 (Issue 82)

In this issue’s short fiction, Eliza Chan explores gender and power across generations in “The Tails That Make You,” and P H Lee’s “A True and Certain Proof of the Messianic Age, with two lemmas” brings us folklore through an algorithmic lens; for flash fiction, Mary Soon Lee explores classic fairy tales through a different lens in “Introduction to Couture 101,” and M. H. Ayinde grows something new in “Girlfriend Material”; for poetry, we have “The God’s Wife” by Nana Afadua Ofori-Atta and “The Himba Destroyer” by Yvette Lisa Ndlovu. Plus! A collective interview (part one of two) with several of the Top Ten Finalists for this year’s Locus Awards, from the Best Fantasy Novel category.

July 2022 (Issue 81)

In the July issue of Fantasy Magazine . . .

Short fiction by Boloere Seibidor (“Odd Peas in a Pod) and Sabrina Vourvoulias (“The Memory of Chemistry”); flash fiction by Lindsey Godfrey Eccles (“A Star is Born”) and Michelle Muenzler (“The Life and Death of Atomic Tangerine”); poetry by Shilpa Kamat (“Goldilocks”) and AJ Wentz (“Self-Inflicted Haunt”); and an interview with author RF Kuang.

June 2022 (Issue 80)

In this issue’s short fiction, Fatima Taqvi gives us happy endings where none are expected in “Baba Nowruz Gives His Wife a Flower Only Once a Year,” and Sara S. Messenger’s “Potemora in the Triad” is an earth-shaking kind of coming-of-age story; in flash fiction, Victor Forna explores cosmic consequences in “rat/god”, and revenge could be quite tasty in “The Magical Sow” by Wen Wen Yang; for poetry, we have “Georgia Clay Blood” by Beatrice Winifred Iker and “noonday reflections” by Doriana Diaz. Plus we have essay “Oral Storytelling and Culture as Personal Canon” by 2022 Nebula finalist Suzan Palumbo. Enjoy!

May 2022 (Issue 79)

In this issue’s short fiction, Dominique Dickey explores the many pasts we cling to in “Drowned Best Friend,” and K. J. Chien’s “One Day the Cave Will Be Empty” takes a different kind of look at parenthood; in flash fiction, Katherine Ley provides some very important safety tips in “How to Make Love to a Ciguapa,” and contemplation changes everything in “Mirage-Stories” by Ernesto Fuentes; for poetry, we have “Evolve” by Soonest Nathaniel and “Methuselah Performs a Magic Trick” by Alyza Taguilaso. Plus there’s an interview with co-editors of anthology Trouble the Waters, Sheree Renée Thomas, Troy L. Wiggins & Pan Morigan. Enjoy!

Apr. 2022 (Issue 78)

In the April issue of Fantasy Magazine…

Short stories by Hannah Yang (“How to Make a Man Love You”) and Kristina Ten (“Beginnings”); flash fiction by Martins Deep (“Isio”) and Rachel Matuch (“Practical Childcare Considerations for Knights Errant”); poetry by May Chong (“Great Sage, Protector of Horses”) and Laura Ruby (“Alice is Much Farther Than She Appears”); and an essay by Priya Chand.

Mar. 2022 (Issue 77)

In the March issue of Fantasy Magazine . . .

Short stories by Isabel J. Kim (“Christopher Mills, Return to Sender”) and Gabrielle Harbowey (“The Dybbuk Ward”); flash fiction by Marie H. Lewis (“I Have Reached into the Basket”) and Lisa M. Bradley (“Collecting Ynes”); poetry by  Alex Jennings (“Negative Detection”) and Cislyn Smith (“Stilling”); and Arley interviews author Rebecca Roanhorse.

Feb. 2022 (Issue 76)

In the February issue of Fantasy Magazine . . .

Short stories by Dominique Dickey (“Slow Communication”) and S. Fambul (“Cousins Season”); flash fiction by Allahrakhi Memon (“The Unseen”) and Julia August (“After Naxos, Ariadne”); and poetry by Bogi Takács (“The Prophet, To His Angel”) and Mark Dimaisip (“Mister Potato Head”).

Jan. 2022 (Issue 75)

In the January issue of Fantasy Magazine…

Short stories by Shalini Srinivasan (“Markets: A Beginner’s Guide”) and Corey Flintoff (“Free Coffin”); flash fiction by Moses Ose Utomi (“The Mirror Test”) and Saswati Chatterjee (“Pest Control”); poetry by Betsy Aoki (“Ōmagatoki”) and Maria Dong (“Cherries, Sweet and Tart”); and an interview with Tochi Onyebuchi.

Dec. 2021 (Issue 74)

In this issue’s short fiction, we get a different kind of hero’s journey in a really cool world with Aline-Mwezi Niyonsenga’s “Saviour of the Light Market,” and “The Rainmakers” by Megan M. Davies-Ostrom glitters and glows in a climate-based post-apocalypse. In flash fiction, Dominica Phetteplace haunts us with “24 Reasons You’re Dreaming About Your Ex / 24 Razones Por Las Que Suenas Con Tu Ex,” and C.L. Holland’s “What the River Remembers” takes a much closer look at change through a unique perspective. For poetry, we have “Forest Maths” by Nnadi Samuel and “The Other Day The Saucers Came” by Karen Brenchley. Plus a kind of “Part 2” essay, or companion piece to our December 2020 essay, this one called “All the King’s Women: the Fats” by Meg Elison.

Nov. 2021 (Issue 73)

In November’s short fiction, Kehkashan Khalid offers a condensed epic, where a mother must contend with her fractious sons, in “The Petticoat Government,” and Genevieve Mills gives us a taste of revenge in “Girls Have Sharp Teeth”; in flash fiction, Billie Cohen’s “Lessons” features a different kind of imprisonment, and there are consequences for Charles EP Murphy’s “Shouty Lads”; for poetry, we have “Unfinished” by Eugen Bacon and “After The End” by Jessica Cho. Plus an interview with the author of Victories Greater Than Death, Never Say You Can’t Survive, and Even Greater Mistakes, Charlie Jane Anders. Enjoy!