From Modern Mythcraft to Magical Surrealism



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.

Jul. 2021 (Issue 69)

In this issue’s short fiction, Lulu Khadim keeps loved ones close even beyond the veil in “A Softness of the Heart,” and Benjamin C. Kinney takes us through delightfully layered visions in “I Would”; for flash fiction, Dustin Katz brings the horror and the tension with “To My (Final) Girl,” and in “There Will Be a Question and Answer Period After Your Inevitable Demise” Marika Bailey challenges tropes that reach far back into history; for poetry, we have “How to Find Yourself Again” by Beth Cato and “Paladin” by Lisabell Tay. Plus an interview with The Return of the Sorceress and Velvet Was the Night author Silvia Moreno-Garcia. Enjoy!

Jun. 2021 (Issue 68)

In the June issue of Fantasy Magazine: Original fiction by Rajan Khanna (“Your Ticket to Hell”) and Cara DiGiorlamo (“A Gift from the Queen of Faerie to the King of Hell”); flash fiction by Catherine J. Cole (“Dos Coyotes”) and Christine Tyler (“The Port of Le Havre, Night Effect”); poetry by Donyae Coles (“Echidna”) and Colleen Anderson (“Magic Carpet”); and an essay by Effie Seiberg.

May 2021 (Issue 67)

In the May issue of Fantasy Magazine . . .

Original fiction by J.L. Jones (“The Sweetest Source”) and Anya Leigh Josephs (“By Our Own Hands”); flash fiction by Izzy Wasserstein (“Like Birdsong, the Memory of Your Touch”) and P.H. Low (“Disenchantment”); poetry by Louisa Muniz (“Self-Portrait as Wolf”) and Kim Whysall-Hammond (“Visitor”); and an interview with Tasha Suri.

Thanks for reading!

Apr. 2021 (Issue 66)

In this issue: Original short stories by A.L. Goldfuss (“Woman with no Face”) and Y.M. Pang (“How I Became MegaPunch, or Why I Stayed with Dylan”); flash fiction by A.Z. Louise (“Single Origin”) and Shane Halbach (“So. Fucking. Metal.”); and poetry by Terese Mason Pierre (“Appeal to the Dopplegänger”) and Tristan Beiter (“The Knitting Bowl”); and an essay by CL Clark.

Mar. 2021 (Issue 65)

In this issue: Original fiction by M. Shaw (“Man vs. Bomb”) and Hal Y. Zhang (“Arenous”); flash fiction by McKinley Valentine (“The Code for Everything”) and Donyae Coles (“Close Enough to Divine”); poetry by B. Sharise Moore (“Black Beak”) and Priya Chand (“Dragonslayer”); and an interview with Charles Yu.

Feb. 2021 (Issue 64)

In the February issue of Fantasy Magazine…Original fiction by Innocent Chizaram Ilo (“Flight”) and David James Brock (“Kisser”); flash fiction by Sharang Biswas (“Of Course You Screamed”) and Shingai Njeri Kagunda (“Blackman’s Flight in Four Parts”); poetry by Danielle Jean Atkinson (“Like a Box of Chocolates”) and Lynette Mejía (“What My Mother Taught Me”); and a new essay, “The Validity of Escapism,” by Andrea Stewart. Thanks for reading!