Baggage, Belong, Legends of Australian Fantasy & Scary Kisses: four 2010 anthologies, three from small presses and one from a major publisher. Not all of the books are restricted to Australian authors by any means, but in the way of things the majority of stories here are from that continent. I’ll state upfront that not one of these books fully satisfies. Each is ambitious in its own way, and each has some nice work, but across the board I’d say there are two many minor stories, and indeed occasionally some very weak work. But for all that, there is, as I said, some nice work in each of these books: Let’s celebrate that.
- Like Birdsong, the Memory of Your Touch
by Izzy Wasserstein
- The Sweetest Source
by J. L. Jones (available on 5/11)
by P.H. Low (available on 5/18)
- By Our Own Hands
by Anya Leigh Josephs (available on 5/25)
- Editorial: May 2021
by Arley Sorg and Christie Yant
- Interview: Tasha Suri
by Arley Sorg (available on 5/25)
- Self-Portrait as Wolf
by Louisa Muniz (available on 5/18)
by Kim Whysall-Hammond (available on 5/21)
This issue's cover art by Black Spring / Adobe Stock Image.