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!
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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!
In this issue we have original fiction from Tonya Liburd (“10 Steps to a Whole New You”) and C.E. McGill (“Things to Bring, Things to Burn, Things Best Left Behind”), along with flash fiction from Marissa Lingen (“The Billionaire Shapeshifter Ex-Wives Club”) and Megan Chee (“Incense”). We also have poetry by Magaly Garcia (“Butterfly-Hummingbird”) and Maria Zoccola (“like the gator loves the snake”). And finally, co-editor Arley Sorg interviews author N.K. Jemisin.
Fantasy Magazine #61 has been very well-received–many thanks to all of our readers, old and new. Now we bring you issue #62 co-edited by Christie Yant and Arley Sorg. Hope you like it!
FANTASY MAGAZINE is a digital magazine focusing exclusively on the fantasy genre. In its pages, you will find all types of fantasy-dark fantasy, contemporary urban tales, surrealism, magical realism, science fantasy, high fantasy, folktales-and anything and everything in between. FANTASY is entertainment for the intelligent genre reader-we publish stories of the fantastic that make us think, and tell us what it is to be human.
Welcome to issue sixty-one-and the triumphant return!-of FANTASY MAGAZINE! In this issue we have Shingai Njeri Kagunda’s heartbreaking tale of a time-skipping sister told with a dash of poetry, “And This Is How to Stay Alive”; a surreal tale of perspective, “An Introduction” by Reina Hardy; May Chong’s wildly fun and sensual werewolf fantasy poem, “things i love about my werewolf girlfriend”; “The Secret Ingredient is Always the Same,” by Sarah Grey, a poem of heartbreak, survival, and friendship; Osahon Ize-Iyamu brings us a story of personal truth and potential in “To Look Forward”; Tamoha Sengupta gives a brief, vivid account of young love and pure rebellion in “Love Laws and a Locked Heart”. All this, plus we have an interview with BURNING ROSES author S.L. Huang and author spotlights with two of our authors.
Here’s what we’ve got lined up for you in this special issue: Original fantasy—edited by Daniel José Older—by N.K. Jemisin, P. Djeli Clark, Darcie Little Badger, and Thoraiya Dyer; Reprints—selected by Amal El-Mohtar—by Sofia Samatar, Celeste Rita Baker, Shweta Narayan, and Leanne Betasamosake Simpson; Nonfiction articles—edited by Tobias S. Buckell—by Justina Ireland, Ibi Zoboi, Erin Roberts, Karen Lord, John Chu, Brandon O’Brien, and Chinelo Onwualu; plus an original cover illustration by Emily Osborne and original interior illustrations by Reimena Yee and Ana Bracic.