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Issues

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!

Oct. 2021 (Issue 72)

In this issue’s short fiction, Pamela Rentz takes us on a journey of place and identity in “Obstruction,” and Zebib K. Abraham explores the complexity of being and feeling strange in “Heirlooms;” in flash fiction, Allison King asks what happens when a rabbit wants to be a dragon in “Breath of the Dragon King,” and Gwynne Garfinkle’s “Emily and the What-If Imp” gives voice to an undesired darkness; for poetry, we have “Halsing for the Anchylose” by Stewart C. Baker and “Twilight Mind” by Jennifer Crow. Plus essay “Worldbuilding With Legs” by Premee Mohamed, author of And What Can We Offer You Tonight, The Annual Migration of Clouds, and The Void Ascendant. Enjoy!

Sep. 2021 (Issue 71)

In the September issue of Fantasy Magazine: Short fiction by Amal Singh (“What is Mercy”) and KP Kulski (“An Arrangement of Moss and Dirt”); flash fiction by Addison Smith (“Sounds for Crustaceans”) and Mark S. Bailen (“Lost Portals”); poetry by Oluwatomiwa Ajeigbe (“The Herbalist”) and Daniel Ausema (“The Forbidden Path to Forgetting”); and an interview with Jennifer Marie Brissett.

Aug. 2021 (Issue 70)

In the August issue of Fantasy Magazine: Short fiction by Eugen Bacon and Seb Doubinsky (“The Failing Name”) and Inez Schaechterle (“Ghost Riders at Hutchinson’s Two Pump”); flash fiction by Vanessa McKinney (“Shapeshifter”) and Sarina Dorie (“My List of Bedtime Bogeymen”); poetry by Shaoni White (“i find my body and my body”) and Yilin Wang (“The Reality of Ghosts”); and an essay by Vida Cruz.