Aoife's Kiss

Aoife's Kiss is a magazine of fantasy, science fiction, horror, sword & sorcery, and slipstream, published quarterly in March, June, September, and December. Aoife's Kiss publishes short stories, poems, illustrations, articles, and movie/book/chapbook reviews. Treat yourself to a subscription--you deserve it.

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Issue 43
Stories
D. Gansen: Just Another Cochoc Vys
Wayne Carey: Property Values
Ken Liu: The Messenger’s Tale
Meryl Ferguson: A Life In Trade
Jen Hansum: The Seal King
Daniel Algara: The Mage Of Manera
Lorraine Pinelli Brown: The Heisenberg Principle
Jennifer Rachel Baumer: Harp’s World: Finding Lives In The Balance
Jennifer Juneau: Broken
Bryan Wein: Lakeside: An Old Dream
Jamie Lackey: Sleeping Beauty
Chris Zollner: The Kindred
Tim McDaniel: Season’s Greetings
Poems
Wanda A. Wallace: Switches
Suzanne Sykora: Rune Stones
Christina Sng: Gaea’s Eulogy
Shelly Bryant: Jade-Tiger
Christina Sng: The Monolith
Rone Wisten: Forever Love
JD DeHart: Rusted World
Amanda Jo Angleberger: Suffocation Between Octopus Arms
Richard H. Fay: Pixies In The Porridge
Shelly Bryant: Apocalypse, Now And Again
Features
Sweet Tooth reviewed by Ryan David Muirhead
Illustrations
Richard H. Fay: Pixies In The Porridge
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Issue 42
stories
Steve Newton: The Woman Who Will Be Murdered Yesterday
Tim McDaniel: The Walk Back
D. Thomas Minton: The Last Horse
Nyki Blatchley: Witch
Rebecca Harwell: Shifting Sands Of Blood
L. Joseph Shosty: Of All Beautiful Things
Mary E. Lowd: Life With The Tumblers
Brent Knowles: The Onion Farmer
Charlie Brooks: Foundling
Tony Peak: Infernal Heroes
Giovanni Giusti: Spirit Landing
Sarah L. Byrne: The Princess In The Tower
Grant J. Howe: Untethered
Olga Godim: From Garbage With Magic
Eamonn Murphy: Fifteen Hundred
poems
Diego Miller: Picnic At Area 51
Sandra Sowers Platt: Confusing Confessions
Stephanie V. Sears: Willa And Alaric
Holly Day: The Ghosts At The Mall
Holly Day: Duckweed On The Timing Belt
Anna Sykora: The Sadness
Anna Sykora: The Hottest Yet
Will H. Blackwell Jr.: Appropriated Plan
Yue Xing Wang: To Seek, To Remain
Jason Sturner: Out Of The Ad Space
Stephanie V. Sears: In Legend
features
Writing Talk with James Gunn, interviewed by Bryan Thomas Schmidt
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Issue 41
This is the 11th Anniversary issue of Aoife's Kiss. It features a novelette, The Brink, by Natalie Lance, and superb short stories by Mary Turzillo, Kimberly Richardson, Tyree Campbell, Beth Hudson, Rachel V. Olivier, Josh Roseman, James Fitzsimmons, and many others. Best of all, there's an interview with Hugo Award Winner Jack McDevitt about his early writing years and how he found success. Come check us out!
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Issue 40
stories
Phoebe North: Ageveline
Chris Morey: Purple Star
Michelle D. Sonnier: The Witch’s Cat
Manashvini Krishna: Dreameater
Robert J. Mendenhall: Under The Influence
David Kernot: Pictures From Another Time
M. L. John: The Holes In Her Shoes
Leslianne Wilder: I Fall To Pieces
Cory Kellgren: Kicking
Nora Fleischer: Not Fade Away
Elizabeth Baxter: The Widder Woman
Robert Drake: Widget
Josh Sampson: An Old Friend
William Ledbetter: Armageddon Under Glass
Maria Alberto: Paradigm
Andrew Kozma: Teller Of Tales
poems
Holly Day: The Sweet Spot Of The Universe
Sarah M. Lewis: Strings
Rone Wisten: Soul Speak
David C. Kopaska-Merkel: Fish And Humans
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Spirit Week
Michael S. Morris: Silence On The Face Of Her Friends
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Issue 39
stories
Sarah M. Lewis: Dead Anglo-Saxon Woman
w. h. lock: A Song Of Steam
Shaylen Maxwell: Find Us
Justin R. Lawfer: Comeback
Neil James Hudson: The Colour Of Nothing
Chris Ward: Happy Shopping
Gary Cuba: A Courtly Diversion
Wayne Carey: Future Tense
James Fitzsimmons: Bring Valentine Home Without Delay
Lee Clark Zumpe: The Pirates Of Ptahshepses
Zdravka Evtimova: Blue Grass
Rachel Zakuta: Memories Of Snow
Mary Brunini McArdle: Weeping Willow
John Richard Albers: Strike Three
novelette
Kristin Janz: The Kiss Of The Blood-Red Pomegranate
flash fiction
Laura DeHaan: Wolves
poems
Shelly Bryant: Armed Anew
Peter Layton: These Contents Of A Drawer
K. S. Hardy: Sleeping Beauty
Katelyn Tennant: Mirrors
Kim L. Neidigh: Consequences
Shirley Valencia: The Stray They Brought Inside
Robert William Shmigelsky: Temporal Watchtower
KJ Hannah Greenberg: Rohrschach Blot Interpreted By An Automated Man
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Recalled
Christina Sng: Mercury Rising
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: The Changeling’s Fornyrxislag
Allie Windergerst: Flying
K. S. Hardy: While Old Ones Sleep
Kim L. Neidigh: Nightfall
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Issue 38
stories
Idun Asther: Diving For Mermaids
April French: Under A Lady's Skirts
Steven Blake: The Chest In The Cellar
J. J. Steinfeld: The Suicide Inspector
Holly Heisey: Fully Human
David Castlewitz: The Witch's Word
Richard Harland: The Smilders Of Wisserpolt
Kate Kelly: Down To The Sea
James Fitzsimmons: Rolli The Ocular
Mark Silcox: The Priceless Future
Gary Budgen: Sweet Fury
Katie Tillwick: Welder's Rebellion
novelette
Jennifer Rachel Baumer: The Sound Of Wind In Wires
flash fiction
David C. Kopaska-Merkel: Hamster Down
poems
William R. Ford Jr: The Pallor Of The Nether Sail
Christopher E. Hicks: Realist
Christina Sng: Red Planet
G. A. Scheinoha: Scarab
Brandon Landreth: A Magical Poem
V. Anne Arden: The Ancient Race Of The Next Age
Peter Layton: No, Nothing
Sheryl L. Nelms: Arthur
Sheryl L. Nelms: Alcohol and Drug Rehab
Leland James: Ghost Riders
Verona Winn: All Hallows Eve
Sheryl L. Nelms: scifaiku
Wade German: The Archmage Takes Up Role-Playing
features
Jacob Edwards Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - 2
Edward Cox Book Review: High Kings by H. David Blalock
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Issue 37
This is it: our 10th Anniversary issue. It's a Double Issue! The cover features Sandy DeLuca's "Lonely Night." Inside you'll find a short story by multiple Hugo Winner Robert J. Sawyer, who makes his debut with us. You'll also find a heap of other names, some familiar and some new, in this spectacular double issue, including Shelly Li, Greer Woodward, Marge Simon, J Alan Erwine, Tyree Campbell, Tim McDaniel, D. Moonfire, Edward Cox, Terrie Leigh Relf, Kimberly Richardson, Keith Graham, Dawn Marshallsay, Bruce Boston, Yunsheng Jiang, Shelly Bryant, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, K. S. Hardy, and many, many more. There's also another writing article by KW Taylor, and a review of the movie "Thor" by Jacob Edwards.
stories
Greer Woodward: In Search Of Flight
Robert J. Sawyer: Star Light, Star Bright
Tyree Campbell: Starlet
Shelly Li: The Architect Of Apathy
J Alan Erwine: R-Complex
Tim McDaniel: A Little Green
D. Moonfire: Best Of Enemies
Kimberly Richardson: Violin
DoA Worrell: The Fermi Paradox
Ramon Rozas III: Night Of The Sevens
Edward Cox: Ideal Village
Dawn Marshallsay: Sleep-Less Highs
Susan E. Curnow: A Gift Horse
Gale Merrick: The Jeweled Necklace Of Ishtar
Keith P. Graham: Carnival Of Blood
Edward W. Robinson: In The Veins Of Arawn
Sam Kepfield: Azaleas
Barbara A. Barnett: The Deepening
poems
Denny Marshall: The Last Ride
Brock Marie Moore: nature, godhood, and the grave
Marsheila Rockwell: The Apprentice Stitchwitch
Bruce Boston: The Music Of Shapeshifters
Yunsheng Jiang: The Last Scene Of Act I
William R. Ford Jr.: The Last Day Of The Grieving Summer
Natasha King: Children Of All Spheres
Terrie Leigh Relf: The Ambassador From Ariadne IV
Brock Marie Moore: Tumble
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: There Will Be Tea
Daniel Ausema: Spell
Marge B. Simon & Michael Fosberg: Cat Woman
William R. Ford Jr.: For Empire
Linda Ann Strang: Scheherezade Of The Fully Automatic
J. P. Cashla: The Hound
N. R. Allen: The Lamia
JC Crumpton: Another Year Has Passed And Still I Cannot Fly
Ilona Hegedus: After The Fright
Shelly Bryant: In The Goldilocks Zone
flash fiction
K. S. Hardy: Old Man Winter
features
KW Taylor: Science Fiction’s Usefulness As A Tool Of Argument
Jacob Edwards: Milestone Or Millstone – Sam Hignett & Eric Frank Russell
Jacob Edwards Review: Thor
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Issue 36
stories
H. J. Harding: Traveler To Nowhere
Lee Clark Zumpe: Sacrifice
Manda Benson: Running For The Embassy
K. W. Taylor: The Wyrmen
K. S. Hardy: Nights of Wonder
Michael Drummond: Trapped
Erin M. Hartshorn: Banded Jade
Charles Ebert: The Ossuaries
Robert Guffey: Twilight In Hysperia
Tina Starr: The Biggest Dog
poems
Gary Every: Ocean Shore
Maria Kelly: Before I Was Numb
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Winter’s End
Brandon Landreth: Roots
James Webb Wilson: Space Geometry
David Farney: Fulcrum At The Dawn Of Man
G. A Scheinoha: scifaikus
Todd Hanks: The Forgotten Carnival
G. A. Scheinoha: Dark Side
James Webb Wilson: Color Chromatography
Jessica Isaacs: Cry Not For Mankind
G. A. Scheinoha: Between Stitches
K. S. Hardy: Mirror
Emily Ross: Counterpoint
flash fiction
Robert R. Bruckman: Never In A Million Years
Kim L. Neidigh: Beckonings: A Vignette
features
Meet the Writers: James S. Dorr, Interviewed by Karen L. Newman
Edward Cox book review: The City of a Thousand Gods by Marge B. Simon & Malcolm Deeley
Shelly Bryant & Lily Sun: The Flow Of Forces In Poetry
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Issue 35
stories
Marc Colten: Six Men and a Little Lady
Breanna R. Teintze: Going West
Larry Hodges: The Meteor Always Strikes Once
F. T. McKinstry: The Eye of Odin
Earl T. Roske: The Bargeman's Refund
William Knight: Illusions of Lorelant
Robert Collins: Pirates & Diplomats
Dev Agarwal: Grotto
Travis Burnham: Evil Is As Evil Does
poems
John Nichols: Naming of Parts
Nicky Drayden: Mother Tentacle
Shelly Bryant: Merovingian
Thom Olausson: Epitaph of Humanity
Rone Wisten: The Shadow’s Song
Scott E. Green: A View of Avatar
Mike Schoenberg: The Valkyrie Rides
WC Roberts: Darwin’s Hammer
Vincent Miskell: Giving Away The World For Almost You
Jim Lee: Maiden Voyage
flash fiction
Regan Macauley: The Kiss
Christine R. Walsh: Lost and Found
features
K. W. Taylor: More Matter With More Art: Fiction's Usefulness as Tool of Argument
Edward Cox movie review: Terry Pratchett's Hogfather
Edward Cox book review: The Dragon Dictionary by Marge B. Simon & Mary Turzillo
Edward Cox book review: Nyx: Malache by Tyree Campbell
illustrations
Vonnie Winslow Crist: Wizard
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Issue 34
stories
Beth Hudson: The Smallest Spark
Tyree Campbell: Oubliette
Kristina Brooks: String Theories
Jason Palmer: The Lonely-Eyed Stranger
Cleta M. Daniels: Recall The Executioner
E. Bundy: Einstein's Last Calculations
Jennifer Rachel Baumer: Snowfall On The City
Cheryl McCreary: Great Elzad's Failings
Laura J. Underwood: Willow Walks
Ashley Sterkel: Solace House
Tim Mulcahy: Invasive Species
Mark F. Bailey: Kisu
Tim McDaniel: Finders' Keepers
flash fiction
Josh Pearce: Text Based
poems
L. N. Allen: Fragment From The Duchess' Diary As Used in Evidence At Her Trial Twenty Years Past The Matter Described
Nina Babon & Katharine Boedeker: May Day
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Oolong
Rachel V. Olivier: A Day In The Life Of Iris
Joanne Merriam: Votive
A. J. Huffman: Slaves
Matthew Stranach: This is what we know
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Moonshine
features
Meet The Writers: Rachel V. Olivier, interviewed by Karen L. Newman
K. W. Taylor: Unpacking Pandora’s Box: Cultural Problems in James Cameron’s Avatar
illustrations
7ARS: The Great Elzad
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Issue 33
stories
Melissa Mead: The Other Side of the Fence
Tyree Campbell: Acorns
Edward Cox: Nobody’s Fool
Michael Merriam: By Moonlight
Jennifer Dworschack-Kinter: Red
Jennifer Rachel Baumer: The Night of Stars
Lettie Prell: Inside Job
Nyki Blatchley: The Ice In Her Voice
Chris Ward: Fallen From the Train
Mary E. Lowd: The Third Wish
Matthew Keville: Lottery Winner
Mark D. West: Either-Or
Lindsey Duncan: The Final Encounter
poems
Bruce Boston: Mole People
Deborah Walker: In the Labyrinth
Tom Galusha: Surefire Signs of Big Trouble
L. A. Story: Love Spell
Sharran Windwalker: Warriors of the Sunset
John Nichols: TDC
James W. Wilson: Color Chromatography
Gary Every: Airship
Kim Andre Sandrum Thorsrud: Ebony Rose
features
Adonis Emir: Tales from Behind the Wall
Meet the Writers: Jennifer Rachel Baumer, interviewed by Shelly Bryant
Edward Cox Review: The Sea At Mughain, by Jennifer Sparlin
Karen L. Newman Review: Time Grows Thin, by Lilith Lorraine
illustrations
Marge B. Simon: Mole People
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Issue 32
stories
Dale Carothers: The House of Tillud
Tyree Campbell: That I might sleep . . .
Joel Zartman: The Wind in the Gutters
Cathy Buburuz: Road Kill
Lee Clark Zumpe: Family Tree
Don Norum: The Monsters Are Coming to Mulberry Street
Aaron Polson: Distillation
Rachel V. Olivier: Love’s Clothing
Olga Godim: MacCarver Pirouette
T D Edge: Keri’s Last Run
David Castlewitz: Guardian Shadow
Jaine Fenn: King of Pain
M. E. Palmer: When There Is No Opiate
flash fiction
J Alan Erwine: Nobody’s Home
poems
Marge B. Simon: See-World
Bruce Boston: Disembodied Haiku
Deborah Walker: Elise in the Mirror Labyrinth
Keith W. Sikora: Water
Shelly Bryant: Natural Progression
Tom Galusha: scifaiku
Shawn Matthew Hannigan: Ode to Alpha-Five
Neal Wilgus: scifaiku
Bruce Boston: In the Ruins of Space and Time
WC Roberts: Downfall Reflections
Neal Wilgus: scifaiku
Bethany Powell: Flax
K. S. Hardy: The Dragon’s Maiden
F. J. Bergmann: Another Language
features
Meet the Writers: Keith Graham – Interviewed by Shelly Bryant
illustrations
Marge B. Simon: See-World
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Issue 31
stories
Theodora Fair: Claire Violet
D. W. Manning: Trounce and Solitaire
Kate MacLeod: Full Circle
Ken Goldman: There’s Something in Autumn Palms Lake
Marshall Payne: Jimmy French-Fries
Kristin Noone: The Glass Castle
Kimberly Colley: Tom and the Bench Warrant
Lawrence R. Dagstine: Jupiter’s Child
Jason Heller: The Saint of the Moon
Chris Ward: Castles Made of Sand
Curt Jeffreys: Signal to Noise
flash fiction
Geoffrey A. Landis: Stonehenge
Julie Mark Cohen: A Measure of Satisfaction
Lenora Farrington-Sarrouf: Breakup
poems
Vanessa Watters: and the blind shall paint the landscapes
Justin Bohardt: scifaiku
Jonathan C. Holeman: Anatomic Reboot
Hillary Bartholomew: Traces
Shelly Bryant: A Note on Her Pillow
William Beyer: scifaiku
Jaime Lee Moyer: Heroes
Stephen Jarrell Williams: Pick of the Flower
William Beyer: Death in Autumn
Michael Ceraolo: Pleasant Valley Sunday
Jenna Kelly: Through My Future Did I See
iANThe: On a Globe & Hanging Garden
Maggie Desmond-O’Brien: Sireni
Michael Ceraolo: Sex and Drugs and Rock ‘n Roll
Jene Erick Beardsley: The River Lethe
features
Edward Cox Reviews: The Martian Women & Cloudburst by Tyree Campbell
Edward Cox Reviews: Improbable Jane by s.c. virtes
Carolyn Crow Reviews: Evergreen by Bruce Golden
Edward Cox Reviews: Heroes Fall by Dylan Brody
illustrations
Roberta Shepard: Cage of the Mind
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Issue 30
stories
Paul E. Holt: Nix Nix
Elana Gomel: Little Sister
S. Hutson Blount: Playmates
Bill Snodgrass: What A Man Must Do
Matthew Wuertz: fc01a9
Rachel V. Olivier: The Crow King
Tracy S. Morris: Constructs
Lawrence R. Dagstine: Identity Crisis
Christine Lucas: Bloodsworn
Michele Lee: Diener
Zdravka Evtimova: Choking On Air
flash fiction
Marc Colten: Out To Lunch
A. K. Sykora: Ditts Just Wanna Have Fun
poems
Rhiannon Morgan: Cressida’s Lament
Rhonda Parrish: scifaiku
Holly Day: Leptis Magma, Syria
Francesca Forrest: Roads To Water
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: The Sages of Planet Azivekeo Nine Respond to Queries from the Intergalactic Missionary Society
Joshua Gage: The New Bestiary
Justin Bohardt: scifaiku
Jaime Lee Moyer: Above The Noise
Ethan Brandt: Daydreams And Landscapes
John Nichols: Mr. Pettigrew
Nina Babon: I am a creature of the night
Ellie Biswell: The Norn
John Hayes: The Bigamist
Thom Olausson: Rose Of Sorrow
A. K. Sykora: Hubris
articles
Reviews by Scott Virtes: Star Trek vs Terminator Salvation [Lessons in Franchise Filmmaking]
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Issue 29
stories
Carol Hightshoe: The President's Meow
Luvia Swanson: Manito, the Mathematician's Son
Matthew Keville: Changeling
Michael John Grist: Killin Jack the Malakite
Selina Rosen: Better Fences
Matthew Johnson: The Ninth Part of Desire
Lawrence R. Dagstine: Before Measured Time
Melissa Mead: Changelings
Michael Swaim: Cosmosis
Mark Allan Gunnells: Dawn
Mercurio D. Rivera: Doubled
Jason Palmer: The Crisis Reversed
Lee Clark Zumpe: Three Coins and the Sword of Mingus
David C. Kopaska-Merkel: Captain Marshmallow
poems
Elissa Malcohn: Frightening the Horses
Jason D. Wittman: Horror Haiku Drabble
Bruce Boston: Endless Summer
Marge B. Simon: The Soul Snatchers
Marge B. Simon: Painting Tomorrow Man
Karen L. Newman: Skyscraper
Shelly Bryant: Under Pressure
Neal Wilgus: Lost Echoes
Sarah Wagner: Crow Queen
s.c. virtes: the4 endgame sky
Angel Favazza: Mirror
Shelly Bryant: Colonizers
Viridian Girl: Dark Father
Shelly Bryant: Fortunes Told
illustrations
Lubov: Daybreak
Marge B. Simon: Silent Conversation
Garret Dechellis: The Convector
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Issue 28
stories
Rod Blair Brosig: Stairwell
Larry Hodges: Dragon Cuisine
Rebecca Nazar: The One Big Catch
Rachel V. Olivier: The Lullabye
Dale Phillips: Blades and Butchery
Ramon Rozas III: AI & the 40 Zombies
A. L. Waldron: A Scattered Star
Edward McDermott: A Conscious Act
Peggy Nuckles: Extinction
Marie Hodgkinson: The Fairy Ring
Bret Tallman: all out of forward
Corie Ralston: Heart of Darkness, Heart of Light
Christine Lajoie Golden: Have A Seat, Please
flash fiction
Alan Loewen: Dollmaker
poems
Robert Porter: Circe
Casey O’Malley: Need for Stone
Bruce Boston: Nocturnal Retrospective
Linda Ann Strang: Charity for Nightmares
Marge B. Simon: Armageddon: Of the Children
Loraine Campbell: Crunching
Lindsey Duncan: Shiny Stones
Christine Jeffcoat: Bonfire
Christine Jeffcoat: Cymru
Mari Ness: Ino
Jason L. Huskey: It Was Love, You Fool!
Nicholas Ozment: A Recurring Childhood Nightmare
illustrations
Marge B. Simon: Of the Children
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Issue 27
stories
Katherine Harbour: Alice’s Red King Dreaming
Stacy Cowley: The Library
Beth Hudson: Mastery
Pete Mesling: The Singular Talent of Nisqually Joe
Kyle Heger: The Path of Least Resistance
John Bruni: Virtuoso
Tim J. Groome: Kindling
Sarah Kelderman: Hexed
Silvia Moreno-Garcia: Return
Karen Osborne: Retirement
Nyki Blatchley: The Singer and the Song
Paul E. Holt: Blueflash fiction
Edward Cox: Basket Love
David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Kendall Evans: Are You Sirius?
Douglas Bruton: Her Eyes Still Green
Paul Abbamondi: Nonsense
poems
Marsheila Rockwell: Brunhilde’s Second Career
Bethany Condon: Misericordia: This Old Vampyre
Rone Wisten: Cobwebs
Faith Lorinda S.: Scarecrow
Debby Feo: The Acid Test
Amy R. Handler: War
Robert E. Porter: Not Wounds . . .
illustrations
Mitchell Davidson Bentley: Athanor [cover]
Brian Eldridge: The Queen Faces a Moral Dilemma
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Issue 26
stories
Brent Kellmer: Breaking Contact
Daniel C. Smith: Kosmonaut
Jessica Reisman: Uncle Lal and the Bowl of Life
Theodora Fair: The Dancer and the Gift
Dakota Alden: The Final Singularity
Erin Fanning: When the Whippoorwill Calls
Tara Kolden: While Thy Book Doth Live
Ramon Rozas: Camera Obscura
Pamela A. Lord: Sin Twister
Robert Orme: Replacing Someone
Krista Hutley: The Poison Game
David Tallerman: The Burden of Kings
Gary Madden: Status Quo
flash fiction
Maura McHugh: Homunculus
Tracie McBride: Flesh Pot
poems
Elizabeth Lee: The Straw Bride
Suzanne Sykora: The Last Machine
Gary Every: Planet Broccoli
Emmanuel Sigauke: Old Man Vabhunga
Jessica Paige Wick: The White Swarm
M. Teresa Blaylock: Dark Wanderer
Pearl Mary Wilshaw: Black
Joshua Gage: Tanka
Kendall Evans: Your Children Are Burning
N. C. Whitehead: Urania
Cathy Buburuz: Dismal Diary
Robert E. Porter: Songs of the Humpback
features
The Passing of a Poet: Pearl Mary Wilshaw
Don Norum: A Dead TV Guide
Syllogisms for Reading
illustrations
Mitchell Davidson Bentley: Alignment Two
Fredd Gorham: Steel Beast
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Issue 25
stories
Mel Hiers: Dead Chessie
Robert Gardner: Dark Lady
James McGowan: Sleep Talker
Bud Webster: Frog Level @ Frog Level
Zia Ahmed: The Traveler
J. A. Pollard: Turn-About
Megan Arkenberg: The Middle Floor
Angelo Niles: Amber Is Cold
Lawrence R. Dagstine: Human Transfer
Christina Amsden: Betrayal
Robert L. Slater: Regression Therapy
Ryan Bruner: Choice
poems
Phillip A. Ellis: The Unicorn of Unicorns
David E. Howerton: Doesn't Even Slow
Gary Every: Atlante's Castle
Cathy Buburuz: Perpetual Promises
Ami Kaye: Heart of a Dragon
Mac Warren Brown: The Big Laugh
Neal Wilgus: Variations on a Theme from Huxley
Marge B. Simon: A Stone in the Sand
David E. Howerton: scifaiku
Neal Wilgus: Nomansland
Rachel V. Olivier: Learning Alchemy
David C. Kopaska-Merkel: The Clone Ship Captain
Pearl Mary Wilshaw: Circumstance in Experience
Tracy Meleca: Bitten
James B. Livingston: In the End
Sheffield Reynolds: Lord Bosleigh's Guide to Anomalous Creatures: Werewolves
illustrations
Dan Skinner: Pirate Scout
Marge B. Simon: The Unicorn of Unicorns
David L. Transue: Perpetual Promises
Jason Hooten & Tyree Campbell: At the Walls of Troy
Marge B. Simon: A Stone in the Sand
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Issue 24
stories
Josh English: The Simple Life
Lee Clark Zumpe: Babel
David C. Kopaska-Merkel & Kendall Evans: Serial Salvage
Michael A. Pignatella: The Book of Sherman
Sheri Fresonke Harper: Knees
Matthew Keville: Killing Time
Howard Cincotta: Eat the Flow
P. E. Vogel: The Fox and the Wizard
JA Howe: A Tale that Tells Songs
Kajsa Wiberg: The Cali Roll
Paul Abbamondi: After Effects
Lawrence R. Dagstine: A Soul to the Stars
Ron Savage: That Tabloid Life
Gordon A. Graves: Witness
John Bowker: Apron Strings
poems
Dorine Ratulangie: 0559
Andrea Fakete: Fireworks
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: The Changeling's Song
Andrea Fakete: Outside
L. A. Story Houry: Secret Love
Jennifer Jerome: Telling
Linda Herring: When Things Go Wrong
Phillip A. Ellis: The Immortal
Terrie Leigh Relf & Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Sea Ball
Melissa Sihan Mütlu: Scarlet Walls
Kyle Heger: Message to a Guard Dog
L. N. Allen: Merwoman
Melissa Sihan Mütlu: Butterfly Forest
E. P. Fisher: Countdown Begins at Ten
Jennifer Crow: Forsaken
William R. Ford Jr.: Land of the Broken Cities, Land of the Nuclear Sun
Julie Shiel: Visions
Kathy Kubik: Android Blue
Aurelio Rico Lopez III: Wizard's Betrayal
features
Heirs of the New Earth, by David Lee Summers, reviewed by Edward Cox
A Nice Girl Like You, by Tyree Campbell, reviewed by Edward Cox
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Issue 23
stories
Mary A. Turzillo: Milk
Donald S. Crankshaw: A Stranger in the Library
Gregory Georgiou: Multiverse Monkeyshines
Savannah Lee: House of Spies
Katie Maud Stephan: Daddy's Girl
Jason B. Sizemore: Milton, Christmas Fairy
Alison J. Littlewood: Bound Beaks and Broken Bones
Dottie Uhlman: The Plumber
Greg Fewer: Demon Eye
William Cromwell: M-Theory
Mary Robinette Kowal: Chrysalis
Anna Peerbolt: Retribution
Thomas A. Leveen: Tree Fort
Susan E. Curnow: The Hawk, the Hound, and the Lady Fair
poems
Jennifer Jerome: Pandora, opening
Bruce Boston: Father Vladimir
Kelli Dunlap: Shadows in a Bowl of Soup
cythera: In Innsmouth 2007
Terrie Leigh Relf: Searching for the Artist
JoSelle Vanderhooft: Ariadne's Lament
Richard H. Fay: Gothic Window
Cathy Buburuz: Secrets Burned to Ashes
irving: The Frequent Flicker Club, or Do Paranoids Dream of Electrocution?
John Tumlin: On the Wane
e. darcy trie: porch song
illustrations
Teresay Tunaley: Sky Creatures
Marge B. Simon: Mermaid
Jason Hooton & Tyree Campbell: At the Polar Toy Station
Alison J. Littlewood: Feathers
Richard H. Fay: Gothic Window
Marge B. Simon: On the Wane
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Issue 22
stories:
Laura Sanger Kelly: 416175
Sharon Maria Bidwell: Effigy In Garnet
David M. Fitzpatrick: Surrogate Father
H. Ann Dyess: Strays
Tyree Campbell: Nothing To Declare
Skadi meic Beorg: Long Man In Crimson
Lawrence R. Dagstine: Pets
Domyelle Rhyse: Into Stone
John McDonnell: Final Exam
Beth Langford: Klutzy Kathryne
Jonathan Moeller: Black King, Red Queen
Lawrence Barker: The Malevolent Music Of Dr. Dalton Phlogiston
Christine L. Golden: Second Hand Smoke
Tim Scott: Wheel Of Fortune
Kim McDougall: Mother Crone
poems:
Rachel Swirsky: A Genie's Sins
Neal Wilgus: Sijo
Modena DeBrosse: Rachel's Raven
Rich Magahiz: Your Color Palette
Caitlin M. Mattison: Silent Knight
Tracie McBride: Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Mutant
David C. Kopaska-Merkel: The Basement Is My Home
Shelly Bryant: Herr Leibnitz
M. Frost: Temple, or Psyche
illustrations
Teresa Tunaley: Eggfield
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Issue 21
stories:
Deleted Scenes by Robert Reed [yes, that Robert Reed]
Tai Chi Rap Master by David Lee Summers
Universal Adaptor by Geoffrey Girard
Vesta by Rhona Westbrook
The Watching Dead by Eric Hermanson
It Came From Out Of The Air by Shelley Lesher
The Origin by F. Taylor
The Hat by Kyle Heger
Chrysalis by T. K. Thorne
The Pass by Grace Seybold
The Treestand by C. L. Rossman
Tails You Lose by David C. Kopaska-Merkel
Homesick by Anthony W. Spivey
poetry by Karen R. Porter, Gwen Veazey, Kristine Ong Muslim, Linda Herring, Janie Hofmann, Guadeloupe Garcia McCall, Jaime Lee Moyer, Marge B. Simon, and Linda Woolven.
reviews by Cathy Buburuz
art by Amanda Veazey, F. Taylor, and Marge B. Simon
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Issue 20
stories
Edward McDermott: The Prize.
Stacy Taylor: I Remember.
Dan Manning: On Foot.
Samara Steele: A Litany To Blasphemy: Seventh Ring.
JA Howe: Bringing The Soil.
Tom Moran: Sirens.
Jason Sizemore: Flash Of Light.
Elizabeth Donald: Silent.
Sarah Kelderman: American Way.
H. F. Gibbard: Shopping Demons.
Lisa Shapter: Gilvaethwy.
Heide P. Boyden: The Beckoning
Merrie Haskell: Huntswoman
Melissa Mead: That Time Of Month
poems
Leah Bobet: The Delicate Nature Of Poisons
Kristine Ong Muslim: Astray
Joel Lamore: Song Of The Sea
William Meyer: Some Wildflowers For Rachel Corrie
Modena E. DeBrosse: Visitor From Terra
Linda Herring: Angry Knives
Christopher P. Campbell: Bicameral
Stephen D. Rogers: Seeds
Laura E. Bontrager: a new haunting
Lee Clark Zumpe: Ring Of Toadstools
Shari O'Brien: A Tango For A Dinghy
illustrations
Anselmo Alliegro: Cylinder World
Tom Moran: Sirens
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Issue 19
stories
Melissa Marr: The Nostalgist
Cat Rambo: The Bear
M. Cid D'Angelo: The Light
Adam Banks: The Consciousness Algorithm
Peter Hynes: Quartet
Christina Crooks: Cold Comfort
David C. Kopaska-Merkel: The Crystalline Pool
Jeff Racho: Nadezhda Nevsky
poems
Kayley Thomas: Sleeping Beauty
Ned Pendergast: homesick
Bobbi Sinha-Morey: White Lily Fairy
Marina Lee Sable: Gargoyles
Jaime Lee Moyer: When They Sailed To Avenlee
Julie Shiel: The Second Wake
Shari O'Brien: Old Wives' Tales
Corrine De Winter: Dream Of Cities
Raymond J. Repass: The Grave Upon The Hill
Jennifer Crow: Broken Moon
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Advice For Modern Demon Lovers
Cathy Buburuz: Volcanoes Of The Heart
Bruce Boston: When Time Is Egg
illustrations
Bill Wright: Alpha Centauri 3
David L. Transue: Volcanoes
Bruce Boston: When Time Is Egg
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Issue 18
stories
Marge B. Simon: Motel Of Many Rooms.
Yvonne Pronovost: What's Left Behind.
Sharon Bell Buchbinder: Golf Widow.
D. M. Recktenwalt: Long Live The King.
Tyree Campbell: Larvae.
Matt Casey: Angel.
William Baxter: Night Glow.
Dale Dobson: Delicacy.
Richard S. Levine: My Life's A Dream.
Sean Eret: Auspices.
poems
Linda Herring: A Common Occurrence
K. S. Hardy: Alien Lights
Cathy Buburuz: Calamity's Cage
Corrine De Winter: It Was In The Time Of War
Samantha Henderson: Prey
Julie Shiel: The Mummy's Wait
Pearl Mary Wilshaw: Circumstance In Experience
Cathy Buburuz: Dark Vicar
Bruce Boston: The Poetry Of Science Fiction
articles
L. K. Clark: Food!
illustrations
Marge B. Simon: The Magus
Marge B. Simon: A Motel Of Many Rooms
David L. Transue: Dark Vicar
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Issue 17
stories
Sarah Kelderman: Abstinence.
Matthew Bey: Boules And Beasties.
Stephen Bacon: The Motive.
Jennifer Crow: Points Of Departure.
Lida Broadhurst: Maxee.
J Alan Erwine: The Mind Of The Cat.
Cathy Buburuz: Death In Taketown.
Jude Chao: Wolf Mountain.
David Wright: Tower To Heaven.
Tyree Campbell: Gloria.
poems
Jennifer Jerome: Scheherezade's Tale
Bruce Boston: Asteroid People
Rone Wisten: Beyond
Jane Gwaltney: Bloody Fingertips
Rebecca Deatsman: unlovely
L. A. Story Houry: Tears For The Lady
Karen L. Newman: The Great Rain
Marge B. Simon: Alien Affairs
Marina Lee Sable: Phantom Travelers
articles
Daniel C Smith reviews SERENITY
Jim Lee reviews The Lovecraft Chronicles
illustrations
Joleen Flasher: Dryad
Tony Flowers: The Gods Themselves
Jane Gwaltney: Until Proven Guilty
Marge B. Simon: Alien Affairs
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Issue 16
stories
Ramon Rozas III: Incident At Eridani.

Edwin Selph: Partial.
Paul Woodlin: The Day The Sun Failed To Rise.
Michael A. Pignatella: Footprints In The Snow.
Heather Albano: The Guardian.
poems
Cathy Buburuz: Craving The City
Ed Lynskey: Photo Booths On The Moon
Shari O'Brien: Evacuees
Julie Shiel: Sadhu
Tom Galusha: One Thousand Years To Reach The Stars
Marcie Lynn Tentchoff: Narcissus Regrets
Stephen D. Rogers: Report Follows
Aurelio Rico Lopez III: Winter Madness
Deborah J. Kolodji: Near The Pine Beetles
illustrations
Marge B. Simon: Not Of Her Own
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Issue 15
Larence Barker, Ed Lynskey, Megan Messinger, T. Bilgen, Tyree Campbell, Jay Lake, Terrie Czechowski, Nancy Bennett, Keith W. Sikora, Bruce Boston, Daniel C. Smith, Julie Shiel, Leah Bobet, Eric Marin, Mike Allen, Marge B. Simon, Michael Lohr, and Carlos Queen.
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Issue 14
Meredith Angwin, Corey Kellgren, Tim C. Taylor, Tony Pi, Harrison Howe, Terry Jackman, J. A. Coppinger, Laura J. Underwood, L. L. Soares, Karen L. Newman, Greg Beatty, Marge B. Simon.
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Issue 13
Fourth Anniversary issue, and the biggest yet, featuring Tyree Campbell, Beth Hudson, Lee Clark Zumpe, Anne-Marie Adams, Christine Amsden, Margaret B. Davidson, David McGillveray, J. R. Murdock, D. M. Recktenwalt, Melissa Marr, Tamara Wilhite, Terrie Leigh Relf, t.santitoro, Karen A. Romanko, Marge B. Simon, Laura Givens, J Alan Erwine, and L. A. Story Houry.
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Issue 12
Bruce Boston, Ed Cox, Tamara Wilhite, Sarah Kelderman, Mark Rigney, Eric Hermanson, Lawrence Barker, Ken Goldman, Francis W. Alexander, Lee Clark Zumpe, Terrie Leigh Relf, Julie Shiel, James S. Dorr, Marcie Lynn Tentchoff, Leah Bobet, Marge B. Simon, Jane Gwaltney, Marcia A. Borell, Keith W. Sikora.
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Issue 11
François DeVoto, Robert Rhodes, Bryn Sparks, Keith P. Graham, Sara Joan Berniker, Tyree Campbell, Cathy Buburuz, Leah Bobet, Karen L. Newman, Stephen D. Rogers, Bruce Boston, Terrie Leigh Relf, Puloma Banerjee, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Wesley Lambert, Jennifer Jerome.
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Issue 10
David Walton, Bruce Boston, Barry Hollander, Teresa Howard, Rebcca Shelley, Ed Lynskey, Kevin Dole 2, Keith Sikora Andy Miller, Christina Sng, Marge Simon, Erin Donahoe, Mike Allen, L.A. Story Houry, Karen Porter, Jennifer Jerome, Cathy Buburuz, Harrison Howe, Andree Gendron, 7ARS, Tina Connolly, Kelley Adey
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Issue 9
John Bushore, Tamara Wilhite, Michael A. Pignatella, Shawn B. Thompson, J Alan Erwine, Sarah R. Little, LB Sedlacek, Marina Lee Sable, Julie Shiel, Mike Allen, and many more.
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Issue 8
Mark Mellon, Robert Neilson, Tim Myers, Erin Donahoe, Nancy Bennett, L. A. Story Houry, Cathy Buburuz, Keith W. Sikora, Terrie Leigh Relf, The Zumpes, and many more.
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Issue 7
Darcie DeAngelo, J Alan Erwine, Tyree Campbell, Barry Hollander, Beverly B. O'Neill, Karen A. Romanko, Nancy Ellis Taylor, Marge B. Simon, and many others.
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Issue 6
R. D. Robbins, Beverly B. O'Neill, C. A. Casey, Michael R. Colangelo, Marge Simon, Bobbi Sinha-Morey, Erin Donahoe, and many others.
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Issue 5
David Kopaska-Merkel, Lawrence Barker, Lisa M. Bradley, Leah Bobet, Angeline Hawkes-Craig, and many others.
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Issue 4
Joe Vadalma, Susanne S. Brydenbaugh, Tink Lecuyer, Barry Hollander, Valerie Frankel, Erin Donahoe, and many others.
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Issue 3
Derek Paterson, Jay Lake, Marge Simon, Tyree Campbell, Beverly B. O'Neill, and many others.
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