Back Issues 1-50

Issue 50

Read Issue 50 — July 2013

FICTION

To Die for Moonlight by Sarah Monette
Abomination Rises on Filthy Wings by Rachel Swirsky
The Constable of Abal by Kelly Link

POETRY

A Great Clerk of Necromancy by Catherynne M. Valente

NONFICTION

Role for Damage by Sarah Kuhn
Interview with Kelly Link by Maggie Slater
Interview with Sarah Monette by Maggie Slater
Blood from Vellum: Words from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
Words from the Publisher by Jason Sizemore

PODCAST

If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky

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Issue 49

Read Issue 49 — June 2013

FICTION

Karina Who Kissed Spacetime by Indrapramit Das
Titanic! by Lavie Tidhar
Call Girl by Tang Fei (translated by Ken Liu)
Reluctance by Cherie Priest

NONFICTION

A Believer in Fandom: Can Geek and Christian Mix? by Caroline Symcox
Interview with Cherie Priest by Maggie Slater
Blood from Vellum: Words from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
Words from the Publisher by Jason Sizemore

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Issue 48

Read Issue 48 — May 2013

FICTION

Ilse, Who Saw Clearly by E. Lily Yu
The Binding of Ming-tian by Emily Jiang
Come to My Arms, My Beamish Boy by Douglas F. Warrick
Tight Little Stitches in a Dead Man’s Back by Joe R. Lansdale

POETRY

The Busker, Broke and Busted by Shira Lipkin

NONFICTION

Kicking Ass, Taking Names, Bubblegum Optional by Sigrid Ellis
Interview with Joe R. Lansdale by Maggie Slater
Blood from Vellum: Words from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
Words from the Publisher by Jason Sizemore

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Issue 47

Read Issue 47 — April 2013

FICTION

The Lure of Devouring Light by Michael Griffin
Dawn and the Maiden by Sofia Samatar
Build-A-Dolly by Ken Liu
Hurt Me by Daniel Abraham

POETRY

??pf?? Se????a by Sonya Taaffe

NONFICTION

Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
Words from the Publisher by Jason Sizemore
Science Fiction Poetry: Worlds of Potential by Amal El-Mohtar
Interview with Daniel Abraham by Maggie Slater

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Issue 46

Read Issue 46 — March 2013

FICTION

Death Comes Sideways to the Mall by William Alexander
Mermaid’s Hook by Liz Argall
If You Were a Dinosaur, My Love by Rachel Swirsky
The Fairy Library by Tim Pratt

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
I Married a Fake Geek Girl; A Defense of Casual Fandom by Kelly McCullough
Interview with Tim Pratt by Maggie Slater

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issue 45

Read Issue 45 — February 2013

FICTION

The Face of Heaven So Fine by Kat Howard
Zebulon Vance Sings the Alphabet Songs of Love by Merrie Haskell
Mad Hamlet’s Mother by Patricia Wrede
My Voice is in My Sword by Kate Elliott

NONFICTION

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
Welcome to the Reformation, Bitches by Sarah Monette
Interview with Kate Elliott by Maggie Slater

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Issue 44

Read Issue 44 — January 2013

FICTION

Trixie and the Pandas of Dread by Eugie Foster
The Performance Artist by Lettie Prell
The Patrician by Tansy Rayner Roberts

NONFICTION

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
All the (Real) Geek Girls by Sarah Kuhn
An Interview with Eugie Foster by Maggie Slater

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Issue 43

Read Issue 43 — December 2012

FICTION

Blood from Stone by Alethea Kontis
Labyrinth by Mari Ness
Relic by Jeffrey Ford

NONFICTION

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
You’re Not Supposed to Write That: Taboos in Speculative Fiction by Vylar Kaftan
An Interview with Alethea Kontis by Maggie Slater

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Issue 42

Read Issue 42 — November 2012

FICTION

Splinter by Shira Lipkin
Sprig by Alex Bledsoe
Erzulie Dantor by Tim Susman
The Glutton: A Goxhat Accounting Chant by Eleanor Arnason

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
The 21st Century SF/F Professional at Conventions by Lynne M. Thomas
Behind the Convention Curtain: Programming by Steven H Silver
An Interview with Alex Bledsoe by Maggie Slater

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Issue 41

Read Issue 41 — October 2012

FICTION

Always the Same. Till it is Not by Cecil Castellucci
Weaving Dreams by Mary Robinette Kowal
Simon’s Replica by Dean Francis Alfar

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
Interview with Mary Robinette Kowal by Maggie Slater
Apex Magazine Goes to the Hugos by Lynne M. Thomas

POETRY

Casanova Clay by Liz Argall
Thirteen by Rachel Swirsky
The Crows and the Witches and the Windows by Rachel Swirsky

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Issue 40

Read Issue 40 — September 2012

FICTION

During the Pause by Adam-Troy Castro
Sexagesimal by Katherine E.K. Duckett
Sacrifice by Jennifer Pelland
Sonny Liston Takes the Fall by Elizabeth Bear

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
Interview with Adam-Troy Castro by Maggie Slater
Al Snow’s Advice for SF Writers by Peter M. Ball

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Issue 39

Read Issue 39 — August 2012

FICTION

Armless Maidens of the American West by Genevieve Valentine
Murdered Sleep by Kat Howard
Waiting for Beauty by Marie Brennan
Undercity by Nir Yaniv

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
Mighty Axes and Beer-Soaked Beards: The Portrayal of Dwarves in Fantasy by Jim C. Hines
An Interview with Genevieve Valentine by Maggie Slater

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Issue 38

Read Issue 38 — July 2012

FICTION

The Silk Merchant by Ken Liu
Ironheart by Alec Austin
Coyote Gets His Own Back by Sarah Monette
Wolf Trapping by Kij Johnson

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
What it is We Miss When We Don’t Read Fanzines by Christopher J. Garcia
Interview with Kij Johnson by Maggie Slater

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Issue 37

Read Issue 37 — June 2012

FICTION

Winter Scheming by Brit Mandelo
In the Dark by Ian Nichols
Blocked by Geoff Ryman

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
Girl Meets House: Kitchen Sinks, Joanna Russ and the Female Gothic by Tansy Rayner Roberts
An Interview with Geoff Ryman by Maggie Slater

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Issue 36

Read Issue 36 — May 2012

FICTION

Decomposition by Rachel Swirsky
Tomorrow’s Dictator by Rahul Kanakia
The Chaos Magician’s Mega Chemistry Set by Nnedi Okorafor

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
Faith in the Fantastic by Tim Akers
Interview with Rachel Swirsky by Maggie Slater

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Issue 35

Read Issue 35 — April 2012

FICTION

The Second Card of the Major Arcana by Thoraiya Dyer
Love is a Parasite Meme by Lavie Tidhar
Alternate Girl’s Expatriate Life by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz

POETRY

No Poisoned Comb by Amal El-Mohtar

NONFICTION

Blood on Vellum: Notes from the Editor-in-Chief by Lynne M. Thomas
Interview with Lavie Tidhar by Stephanie Jacob
World SF: Our Possible Future by Charles Tan

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Read Issue 34 — March 2012

FICTION

A Member of the Wedding of Heaven and Hell by Richard Bowes
Copper, Iron, Blood and Love by Mari Ness
Lehr, Rex by Jay Lake

NONFICTION

Reaching into the QUILTBAG: the Evolving World of Queer Speculative Fiction by Julia Rios
Interview with Jay Lake by Maggie Slater
Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas

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Read Issue 33 — February 2012

FICTION

Bear in Contradicting Landscape by David J. Schwartz
My Body, Her Canvas by A.C. Wise
Useless Things by Maureen McHugh

POETRY

Caverns of Science by Carrie Vaughn

NONFICTION

Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
No Mortals Allowed by Alex Bledsoe
Interview with Maureen McHugh by Maggie Slater

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Read Issue 32 — January 2012

FICTION

So Glad We Had This Time Together by Cat Rambo
Sweetheart Showdown by Sarah Dalton
The Prowl by Gregory Frost

NONFICTION

Writing About Rape by Jim C. Hines
Interview with Gregory Frost by Maggie Slater
Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas

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Read Issue 31 — December 2011

FICTION

The 24 Hour Brother by Christopher Barzak
Faithful City by Michael Pevzner
The Yellow Dressing Gown by Sarah Monette

POETRY

A Woman of a Certain Age by FJ Bergmann
To a Gentleman Who is Visited by Sandi Leibowitz

NONFICTION

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Genre All the Way by EE Knight
Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas
Interview with Jennifer Pelland by Stephanie Jacob

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Read Issue 30 — November 2011

FICTION

The Leavings of the Wolf by Elizabeth Bear
The Bread We Eat in Dreams by Catherynne M. Valente
This Creeping Thing by Robert Shearman

POETRY

Lion Heart by Tim Pratt
Swallowing the Moon by Bryan Thao Worra
Wight by Bryan Thao Worra

NONFICTION

Interview with Lynne M. Thomas, Editor-in-Chief of Apex Magazine by Stephanie Jacob
The Australian Dark Weird by Tansy Rayner Roberts
Editorial: Good-bye by Catherynne M. Valente
Interview with Elizabeth Bear by Stephanie Jacob
Interview with Scott Murphy by Stephanie Jacob
Editorial: Blood on Vellum by Lynne M. Thomas

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Issue 29

Read Issue 29 — October 2011

FICTION

I Am Thinking of You in the Spaces Between by Shira Lipkin
To the Mistress of the Labyrinth Give Honey by Heather McDougal
A Life in Fictions by Kat Howard

POETRY

In Search of a North Countrie by Amal El-Mohtar
How Wet Mess by S.J.Tucker

NONFICTION

Interview with R.A. Salvatore by Stephanie Jacob

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Issue 28

Read Issue 28 — September 2011

FICTION

Namasté Prime by Grá Linnaea
Frank by Betsy Phillips
Gemphalon by Elizabeth Engstrom

POETRY

And Cut Down a Moment Later by Erik Amundsen

NONFICTION

The Improbable, Inevitable Domestication of the Great Old Ones: H.P. Lovecraft’s Iconic Influence on 21st-Century Fantastic Literature and Culture by John H. Stevens
Interview with Grá Linnaea, author of Namasté Prime by Stephanie Jacob
Interview with Betsy Phillips, author of Frank by Stephanie Jacob

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Issue 27

Read Issue 27 — August 2011

FICTION

The Whispered Thing by Zach Lynott
The Tiger Hunt by Rabbit Seagraves
The Secret Protocol of the Elders of Zion by Lavie Tidhar

POETRY

The Djinn Prince in America: A Microepic in 9 Tracks by Saladin Ahmed
Down Cycles by Elizabeth R. McClellan

NONFICTION

Five Genre Books that Raise Mind-numbing Philosophical Questions by Jason Sizemore
Interview with Saladin Ahmed by Stephanie Jacob
Interview with Zach Lynott by Stephanie Jacob

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Issue 26

Read Issue 26 — July 2011

FICTION

The Neighborly Thing to Do by T.J. Weyler
The Widow and the Xir by Indrapramit Das
The Rapid Advance of Sorrow by Theodora Goss

POETRY

The Djinn Prince in America: A Microepic in 9 Tracks by Saladin Ahmed
Down Cycles by Elizabeth R. McClellan

NONFICTION

The Top 10 Experimental Genre Books You’ve Never Heard Of by Paul Jessup
Interview with Indrapramit Das by Stephanie Jacob

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Issue 25

Read Issue 25 — June 2011

FICTION

The Doves of Hartleigh Gardens by Katheryn Weaver
Your Cities by Anaea Lay
Valentines by Shira Lipkin
CUE: Change by Chesya Burke

POETRY

Clockwork Chickens by Seanan McGuire

NONFICTION

Interview with Chesya Burke by Stephanie Jacob
Interview with Shira Lipkin author of Valentines by Stephanie Jacob

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Issue 24

Read Issue 24 — May 2011

FICTION

Recipe Collecting in the Asteroid Belt by Jeremy R. Butler
Twilight of the Eco-Terrorist” by Annalee Newitz
In Search Of by Will Ludwigsen

POETRY

The Walking Man Goes Looking for the Sons of John: Six Cantos by Elizabeth R. McClellan
Black, Red, White by Rachel Swirsky

NONFICTION

Grab Your Badge, Ready, Set, Meet! by Monica Valentinelli
Interview with Annalee Newitz by Stephanie Jacob

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Issue 23

Read Issue 23 — April 2011

FICTION

Biba Jibun by Eugie Foster
The Eater by Michael J. Deluca
The Button Bin by Mike Allen
Ghosts of New York by Jennifer Pelland

POETRY

Thirteen Principles of Faith by Rose Lemberg

NONFICTION

An Introductory Guide to the Nebula Awards by Michael A. Burstein

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Issue 22

Read Issue 22 — March 2011

FICTION

The Dust and the Red by Darin Bradley
The Speaking Bone by Kat Howard
Rats by Veronica Schanoes

POETRY

Quest by Jessica Wick
The King of Cats, the Queen of Wolves by Mike Allen, Sonya Taaffe, and Nicole Kornher-Stace

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Issue 21

Read Issue 21 — February 2011

FICTION

Close Your Eyes by Cat Rambo
Langknech and Tzi-Tzi in the Land of the Mad by Forrest Aguirre
A Raggy Dog, a Shaggy Dog by Nalo Hopkinson

POETRY

The Witch’s Heart by Nicole Kornher-Stace
House of Shadows by FJ Bergmann

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Issue 20

Read Issue 20 — January 2011

FICTION

The Itaewon Eschatology Show by Douglas F. Warrick
The Tolling of Pavlov’s Bells by Seanan McGuire
Tomorrow and Tomorrow by Mary Robinette Kowal

POETRY

Terminal City by Preston Grassmann
The Unkindest Kiss by Mike Allen

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Issue 19

Read Issue 19 — December 2010

FICTION

Radishes by Nick Wolven
Pale, and from a Sea Wave Rising by C.S.E. Cooney
At the Core by Erzebet Yellowboy

POETRY

Flourless Devil’s Food by Shweta Narayan
Cancelled Flight by W.C. Roberts

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Issue 18

Read Issue 18 — November 2010

FICTION

The Green Book by Amal El-Mohtar
50 Fatwas for the Virtuous Vampire by Pamela K. Taylor
The Faithful Soldier, Prompted by Saladin Ahmed
Kamer-taj, the Moon Horse Dr. Ignácz Kúnos

POETRY

Me and Rumi’s Ghost by Samer Rabadi
Tur Disaala by Jawad Elhusuni
Al Manara Dirge by Sara Saab

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Issue 17

Read Issue 17 — October 2010

FICTION

Still Life (A Sexagesimal Fairy Tale) by Ian Tregillis
The Girl Who Had Six Fingers by Brenda Stokes Barron
Citizen Komarova Finds Love by Ekaterina Sedia

POETRY

Love’s Ecology by Rose Lemberg
Anything So Utterly Destroyed by Elizabeth R. McClellan

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Issue 16

Read Issue 16 — September 2010

FICTION

L’esprit de L’escalier by Peter M. Ball
Portage by An Owomoyela
each thing i show you is a piece of my death by Gemma Files and Stephen J. Barringer

POETRY

The Chorus of Dead Girls by Joselle Vanderhooft
Ghosha by Shweta Narayan

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Issue 15

Read Issue 15 — August 2010

FICTION

Fair Ladies by Theodora Goss
FOUR IS ME! WITH SQUEEEEEE! (AND LOLER) by Nick Mamatas
Secret Life by Jeff VanderMeer

POETRY

Dogstar Men by C.S.E. Cooney

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Issue 14

Read Issue 14 — July 2010

FICTION

Artifact by Peter Atwood
Shrödinger’s Pussy by Terra LeMay
Here We Are, Falling Through Shadows by Jason Sanford
Those Below by Jeremy C. Shipp
End of the Line: A Puzzle by Susannah Mandel

POETRY

Going Woodo by Colleen Kimsey
Wisdom by Lydia Ondrusek
Eclipse by Robert Borski

NONFICTION

“Editorial Dispositions: Saying Good-bye, Waving Hello” by Jason Sizemore

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Issue 13

Read Issue 13 — June 2010

FICTION

Laika’s Dream by Holly Hight
Sol Asleep by Naomi Labicki
The Thing in the Refrigerator that Could Stop Time by Matthew Kressel

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Issue 12

Read Issue 12 — May 2010

FICTION

The Last Stand of the Ant Maker by Paul Jessup
City of Refuge by Jerry Gordon
The Days of Flaming Motorcycles by Catherynne M. Valente

NONFICTION

Round table interview with Gary A. Braunbeck, Nick Mamatas, Catherynne M. Valente, and Jay Lake.

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Issue 11

Read Issue 11 — April 2010

FICTION

Dying with Her Cheer Pants On by Seanan McGuire
Seaform by Marc Henry
Snipe Hunting by Jennifer Brozek

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Issue 10

Read Issue 10 — March 2010

FICTION

The Bride Replete by Mary Robinette Kowal
Beyond the Garden Close by Mary Robinette Kowal
Scenting the Dark by Mary Robinette Kowal
Horizontal Rain by Mary Robinette Kowal

POETRY

Exobiology by F.J. Bergmann
Interstellar by Freeman Ng

NONFICTION

Editorial Dispositions: Mary Robinette Kowal by Jason Sizemore

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Issue 8

Read Issue 8 — January 2010

FICTION

The Lady or the Tiger by J.M. McDermott
p.a. chic by Tobias Amadon Bengelsdorf
The Killing Streets by Colin Harvey

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Issue 7

Read Issue 7 — December 2009

FICTION

Wondrous Days by Genevieve Valentine
White Christmas by James F. Reilly

NONFICTION

2012: The Good, the Bad, and the Apocalyptic by Dr. Amy H. Sturgis

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Issue 6

Read Issue 6 — November 2009

FICTION

59 Beads by Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
Overclocking by James L. Sutter
All the Wonder in the World by Lavie Tidhar

NONFICTION

Interview with BJ Burrow by Whitney Mims

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Issue 5

Read Issue 5 — October 2009

FICTION

After the Fire by Aliette de Bodard
Benjamin Schneider’s Little Greys by Nir Yaniv
An Evening in the City Coffeehouse, With Lydia on My Mind by Aleksander Žiljak

NONFICTION

Guest Editorial by Lavie Tidhar
Interview with Tunku Halim by Charles Tan

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Issue 4

Read Issue 4 — September 2009

FICTION

A Poor Man’s Roses by Alethea Kontis
To Dream of Stars: An Astronomer’s Lament by Peter M. Ball
Ghost Technology from the Sun by Paul Jessup

POETRY

After, Thoughts: A Pantoum by JC Hay

NONFICTION

An Interview with Brandon Massey by Maurice Broaddus

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Issue 3

Read Issue 3 — August 2009

FICTION

Advertising at the End of the World by Keffy R.M. Kehrli
Fungal Gardens by Ekaterina Sedia
The Girl in the Basement by Matthew Kressel

NONFICTION

When Science Fiction Meets Horror in World Building by Monica Valentinelli
Interview with Elizabeth Engstrom by Deb Taber

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Issue 2

Read Issue 2 — July 2009

FICTION

Pimp My Airship by Maurice Broaddus
Kenny 149 by Brad Becraft
Sinner, Baker, Fabulist, Priest; Red Mask, Black Mask, Gentleman, Beast by Eugie Foster

NONFICTION

Game Fiction: Why It Works (And Why It Doesn’t) by Monica Valentinelli
Interview with Gene O’Neill by Maggie Slater

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Issue 1

Read Issue 1 — June 2009

FICTION

…That Has Such People in It by Jennifer Pelland
She Called Me Sweetie by Glenn Lewis Gillette
The Frozen Sky by Jeff Carlson (no longer available)

NONFICTION

Interview with JM McDermott by Jason Sizemore
Editorial Dispositions by Jason Sizemore

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