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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 12 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the twelfth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 12, Autumn 2016

In this issue curl up at the feet of Melissa Mary Duncan’s Story Teller, pull the blankets snug about you, and sink into the worlds of story:Issue 12 cover by Melissa Mary Duncan

  • In keeping with the season, our feature story by Bob Thurber, ‘If You’d Like to Make a Call, Please Hang Up’, is suitably chilling, as is the eerie ‘Night Stylist’ by Peter Norman and ‘Curse of the Woods’ by Bevan Thomas and Eric Johnson.
  • Even our beloved Stella’s mystery is more ominous than usual in Mel Anastasiou’s ‘Stella Ryman and the Man with the Gun’, and JM Landels turns from fantasy to horror with ‘Masquerade’.
  • Filling in the fantasy niche this issue we have Douglas Smith’s high fantasy ‘Last of a Thing’ and Rhea Rose’s modern folk tale ‘The Gamogue’.
  • But it’s not all dark.  We have unlikely matchmaking in ‘Analyze and Discuss’ by Stephen Koster, tongue-in-cheek drama from Sue Pieters in ‘Family AGM’, and a touching marriage of minds with Alexis A Hunter’s ‘Nightshade and Datura’.
  • We also have our Magpie Award–winning poem by Nicola Aimé, and the runners-up by Katie Vautourand Marnie Eldridge.  All this is bookended by another piece by Bob Thurber, this one an excerpt from his brilliant and recently re-released novel, Paperboy.
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Awards Nomination Season: the 2019 Round Up

What a pleasure to nominate our amazing authors for this year’s awards.  As a multi-genre publisher, we try to nominate our authors for as many as we can to help their careers along.  For fan-based awards we rely on you, our fans who are members of organizations like the CFFSA and SFWA, and attendees of World Con, World Fantasy, and other conventions to nominate your favourites.  To help you sort out eligibility, here’s a list of everything we’ve published this year, with the exception of reprints and novel excerpts, sorted by genre.  Stories that overlap genres may be listed more than once.

If you are interested in receiving complimentary review copies of any of these works, please fill out the form at the bottom of the page, and don’t forget to put us down for consideration in your respective circles!

2019 Publications

Asterisks * indicate Canadian authors.  Contest winners are identifed following the title.  For lists of specific author identities, such as women writers, writers of colour, or self-identified LGBTQIA writers please email us at info (at) pulpliterature.com.

Fantasy, Science Fiction, and Horror

Novels

Advent by Michael Kamakana
When the aliens came, everything we thought we knew was wrong.  This is the motif that runs through Michael Kamakana’s refreshingly different take on alien invasion.  It’s not War of the Worlds or even Childhood’s End.  It’s a far more subtle and quiet takeover, which unfolds in the periphery of everyday lives.  The rolling language repeats like waves on a shore, carrying the reader deeper and deeper, until we too, feel like we have been colonized.

What the Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes
Out of the fires of Caribbean revolution, shipwrecked onto the shores and jungles of Ecuador, a slave, a captive, and a shaman fight Inquisition-era Spain for freedom. In times like these, when power spends blood like pennies, what chance do these disparate underdogs have to create an independent nation? A sweeping slipstream historical epic from Matthew Hughes.

Novellas & Novelettes

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Seven Swans: The Mystery of the Forgotten Soldier’ by Mel Anastasiou*

Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Fishmonger’s Wife,’ by Michael Bracken
‘A Seed in Every Womb’ by Emily Lonie*
‘Rules of Salvage: by Margot Spronk*
‘A Pleasant Walk, a Pleasant Talk’ by Graham J Darling*
‘The Golden Feather’ by Jenny Blackford
‘Stonecold’ by Leslie Wibberley*
‘Day Three’ by Robert Runté * (Hummingbird Prize Runner-up)
Pulp Literature
 Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Nix’s Wife’ by Kathryn Yelinek
‘Spin Doctor’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Snapshots’ by Leo X Robertson
‘Late Night Fun Facts on the No. 65’ by JTF King
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Wolf, Dog, Sun,’ by Christian Walter
‘The Thieving Pot’ by Lena Mahmoud
‘On the Sixth Day’ by Deborah L Davitt
‘Black Market’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Biophilia’ by Margot Spronk*
Pulp Literature Issue 24. Autumn 2019
‘The Man in the Long Black Coat: Bekker’ by JJ Lee*
‘Black Glass’ by Adam Fout
‘Cabin Fever’ by KT Wagner*
‘Yellow Paint’ by FJ Bergmann

Graphic Arts Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘Under Pale Flesh’ by Kris Sayer*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Endless Drop’ by Minna Hakkola & Matthew Nielsen*

Mystery & Crime

Novels

The Labours of Mrs Stella Ryman: Further Fairmount Manor Mysteries by Mel Anastasiou
When the machineries of institution fail to protect Fairmount Manor, octogenarian amateur sleuth Mrs Stella Ryman rolls up her fleece jacket sleeves to ferret out  a thief, investigate a gun-toting resident, set right a mishandled investigation of a man’s death, pursue spectres and footpads walking at midnight, and discover Thelma Hu’s long-lost fortune.  No good deed goes unpunished, though, and Stella will face struggles, mysteries, and sacrifices that hit her where she lives.

Novellas & Novelettes

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Seven Swans: The Mystery of the Forgotten Soldier’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Extra’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Stella Ryman and the Locked Room Mystery’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘The Extra: Frankie Ray Goes to Hollywood’ by Mel Anastasiou*

Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Fishmonger’s Wife,’ by Michael Bracken
‘The Golden Feather’ by Jenny Blackford
‘Stonecold’ by Leslie Wibberley*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Nix’s Wife’ by Kathryn Yelinek
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Good for Grapes’ by Kelly Robson*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘Cabin Fever’ by KT Wagner
‘Red Tiger’ by Chuck Lim

Contemporary, Literary, and Historical

Novels

What the Wind Brings by Matthew Hughes

Novellas & Novelettes

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘The Seven Swans: The Mystery of the Forgotten Soldier’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘The Extra’ by Mel Anastasiou*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘The Shepherdess’ by JM Landels*
‘The Extra: Frankie Ray Goes to Hollywood’ by Mel Anastasiou*

Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘Echo/Narcissus’ by Joelle Kidd*
‘Madame Sylvie’s Three Rules on Speaking for the Dead’ by Susan Pieters*
‘The Angler’ by Nicholas Christian (Hummingbird Prize Winner)
‘Day Three’ by Robert Runté * (Hummingbird Prize Runner-up)
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘Late Night Fun Facts on the No. 65’ by JTF King
‘Spin Doctor’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Girls who Dance in the Flames’ by Cheryl Wolner (Raven Short Story Contest Winner)
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Wolf, Dog, Sun,’ by Christian Walter
‘Black Market’ by Susan Pieters*
‘White Rabbit’ by Deepthi Atukorala*
‘Wife Giver’ by Josephine Greenland (Hummingbird Prize Winner)
‘The Inherited Love of Unexplainable Things’ by Zoë Johnson*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘Cabin Fever’ by KT Wagner*
‘The Bumblebee’s Daughter’ by Robin Malcolm
‘The Map According to Me’ by Susan Pieters*
‘Red Tiger’ by Chuck Lim

Graphic Arts Short Stories

Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘Wall Street at Night’ by Lola Ridge and Chaille Stovall

Poetry

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
‘Gone,’ ‘Forest Edge,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ by Evelyn Lau*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
‘Cry’ by David Ly*
‘Tantrum’ by Heather Christle
‘Snowshoeing’ by Mary Willis
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
‘An Examination of a Freckle’ by Casey Reiland
‘Asturias’ by Alison Braid
‘Waltz for My Brother’ by Raluca Balasa
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
‘A Short History of Space Travel’ by Susan Haldane (Magpie Award Winner)
‘Whiskey Breath’ by Jack Waldheim (Magpie AwardFirst Runner-Up)
‘The Last of the Iron Lungs’ by Roxanna Bennett (Magpie Award Second Runner-Up)

Artwork

Cover Art

Pulp Literature Issue 21, Winter 2019
Frost and Snow by Melissa Mary Duncan*
Pulp Literature Issue 22, Spring 2019
Purple Siren, by Herman Lau*
Pulp Literature Issue 23, Summer 2019
Greetings, by Akem*
Pulp Literature Issue 24, Autumn 2019
Vimy, by Steve R Gagnon*

Illustrations

Body of work, Mel Anastasiou*: Pulp Literature Issues 21-24

Astounding (formerly John W Campbell) Award for New Writer

Michael Kamakana for Advent.

Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 11 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the eleventh day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 11, Summer 2016

Under Kris Sayer‘s Songbird award-winning painting you’ll find a smörgasbord of summer reading.

  • Taste the transience of heroism in Matthew Hooton’s feature story, ‘How to Write an Obituary for a Superhero’.
  • Memory is bittersweet and frangible in the sharply chiselled ‘Chipping’ by Jono Naito, the haunting ‘As If My Every Word Has Turned to Glass’ by Robert Jeschonek, and the ominous ‘The Third Man’ by Michael Ryan.
  • ‘Finding Relatives’ by Susan Pieters is laced with the subtle western nuance of small-town California, half-way around the world from ‘Yellow Scarves’ by Jonathon Dalton, a tale based in Chinese history with relevance for today.
  • Discover if the rich reward of loyalty is love or death in Mel Anastasiou’s ‘Seven Swans:  The Sword and Pikestaff Mystery’.
  • Sweet dreams come in Amy Fant’s ‘Babies for Sale’ and in poems from PA Levyand Megan Waring, but nightmares come to life in ‘The Third Man’ by Michael Ryan.
  • We satisfy our readers at last with the final chapters of Allaigna’s Song:  Overture by JM Landels … but don’t blame us if you wind up wanting more!
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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 10 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the tenth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 10, Spring 2016

Mysteries, monsters, and myths are all the rage in this issue, guarded by Britt-Lise Newstead’s fierce cover girl in ‘She Doesn’t Know She’s Small’.

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  • Follow Hue de Paien, the High Constable whose detective work could cost him more than just his knees in Carol Berg’s ‘Uncanonical Murder’;
    “Berg’s world, redolent of medieval France, is populated with living, breathing characters. … it’s clear the depth of thought she has brought to her creation.  Her prose is clear and uncluttered. ‘Uncanonical Murder’ is also a decent mystery, something I’ve seen too many sci-fi and fantasy writers forget to succeed at.” – Fletcher Vredenburgh, Black Gate
  • Meet Moishe Cohen, self-appointed vampire-slayer in Gregg Chamberlain’s ‘Monster Hunter’;
  • Rejoin our favourite octogenarian sleuth Stella Ryman as she tracks down ‘The Thief Called Edge’, by Mel Anastasiou;
  • Discover the difference between beast and human in Sarina Bosco’s haunting fairy tale interpretation, ‘Soul Making’;
  • Find out from Susan Pieters how to rid yourself of the ‘Five Finger Blade’ — and why you may not want to;
  • Read between the lines in Andrea Lewis’s ‘Vellum’, and reveal the identity of the mysterious visitor in Stephen Case’s ‘Two Twenty-Two’;
  • Find truths in fabricated fairy tales and myths with the winners of our Raven contest, Emily Linstrom’s ‘Black Blizzard’ and PE Bolivar’s ‘The Lament for iCarus’.
  • Uncover a haunting past in Kris Sayer’s short comic, ‘Where her Armour was Weakest’.
  • Finally, unravel more secrets of Allaigna’s heritage in the penultimate installment of Allaigna’s Song: Overture.
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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 9 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the ninth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 9, Winter 2016

This carefully crafted issue is brought to you by the letter C …

  • Climb up a GMO fairytale of the future, in George McWhirter’s feature story, ‘Stalk.
  • Crawl painfully across the pub floor in the opening novella of contributing editor Mel Anastasiou’s time-travelling mystery series, The Seven Swans.
  • Collapse into the dentist’s chair at your own risk in ‘Aliens in Your Teeth by Matt Andrew.
  • Contemplate the ways of winter in poetry by Ashley-Elizabeth Best and Mary H Auerbach Rykov.
  • Cork your emotions in ‘Space Tears Can Hurtby Greg Walklin.
  • Clasp your drink in ‘Take this Cup’ by contributing editor Susan Pieters.
  • Classify a new species in ‘Hot House Flower’ by Stephanie Charette.
  • Conclude an eternal argument in our graphic story, ‘Forbidden Fruit’ by Anat Rabkin.
  • Congratulate our Hummingbird Prize winners Cristina Crocker Escribano and Jennica Broom for their stories, ‘The Last Neanderthals’ and ‘Dream Home’.
  • Finally, collect your sword in the next instalment of Allaigna’s Song: Overture by our own JM Landels.
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As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 8 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the eighth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 8, Autumn 2015

In this eighth Issue:

Travel through time and space with our cover hero, Mel Anastasiou’s ‘Albert Ball on Galactic Shore Leave’ to meet characters you will never forget.CoverJuly13

  • Go back to the Second World War to discover monsters and men of mystery in JJ Lee’s ‘The Man in the Long Black Coat’.
  • Then jump to the future so fast you can almost erase your past, in Julian Mortimer Smith’s ‘World of Dew’.
  • Closer to the present, try your luck at making a deal with the devil in Fred Zackel’s ‘The Devil’s Condom’ and take sibling rivalry to a new level in Tais Teng’s ‘Growing up with Your Dead Sister’.  
  • Top that off with a miracle pill in ‘Full Spectrum’ by Susan Pieters before attending a steampunk ball in your borrowed best with Donald Duncan’s ‘Cropper’s Ball’, and find out the real way to become a zombie in ‘Whole’ by Joanna Lesher.
  • Enjoy our graphic short about true heroes in Mel Anastasiou’s ‘The Dragon Archer’ before raising a toast to British Columbia talent in poems from our Magpie Award winners Diane Tucker, Ace Baker, and Jude Neale.
  • Last but not least, join Allaigna as she dances a reel and hides her royal blood from her relatives in the next instalment of Allaigna’s Song by JM Landels.
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As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 7 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the seventh day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 7, Summer 2015

In the Summer 2015 Issue:

  • Canada’s king of Science Fiction, Hugo and Nebula award winner Robert J Sawyer ventures into the realm of gothic fantasy with ‘Fallen Angel’.
    “I especially enjoyed the cover story, Sawyer’s “Fallen Angel”: captivating and chilling, it goes beyond what you thought you could imagine, while still convincing you it’s all real.  I recommend this literary magazine to anyone wanting something entertaining and thought provoking to read through. I’m looking forward to reading more!” – Nina M
  • Mel Anastasiou rounds out the first Stella Ryman Omnibus with ‘The Case of the Vanishing Resident’
  • Feel the summer sun scorch you from an alien world in Marta Salek’s ‘It was Summer When He Left’.
  • You will never feel the same about the lazy drone of insects after reading ‘Wings of Nemesis’ by Oscar Windsor-Smith … or about the scuttling of many tiny feet after Rina Piccolo’s ‘Centipedes’.
  • Fling yourself foolishly into midsummer and love with ‘The Wishing Well’ by Susan Pieters, and then cool off in the dangerous watery depths of Holly Walrath’s ‘Mermaid Hunt’.
  • Discover new secrets in Bastion and the Greatwood alike with the continuation of Allaigna’s Song by JM Landels.
  • All this beneath a glorious cover by JJ Lee!
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As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 6 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the sixth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 6, Spring 2015

In the Spring 2015 issue:

  • Let our Raven Cover Story Contest winner Krista Wallace launch you into our first adventure of the spring, with ‘The Inner Light’, a chilling tale of the theatre, and the sacrifices made for art.  Then hold your breath while runner-up Anna Belkine takes you beyond the great blue in ‘The Ravens’.
  • For a collection of sweet, savoury, and surprising tastes along the way, lift the lid on a basket of flash fiction by the devastatingly succinct Bob Thurber.
  • Meet two women you don’t want to mess with:  the seemingly normal and unassuming Jane from Laura Kostur’s ‘Super’, and the entrancing subject of ‘The Naked Woman’ by Theric Jepson.
  • Poetry and poetic short fiction by Kate Austin and Tobi Cogswell show us which relationships to hold on to and which to let go on the journey through life.
  • ‘Channel W’ with Sue Pieters takes you to a future that’s not what it seems to be.
  • Warm your heart at ‘The Love Offices’ by Kirsty Favell; and step into another world with FJ Bergmann’s ‘Opening Doors’.
  • Two mini horror stories will drag you out of your comfort zone:  Ev Bishop’s ‘Not All Magic is Nice’, and ‘Bite’, another five-page comic by regular contributor Kris Sayer.
  • In the next verses of Allaigna’s Song by JM Landels, journey with our heroine from the comfort of home into her new life as an anonymous page at the fascinating and intimidating Bastion of Rheran.

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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 5 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the fifth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 5, Winter 2015

In our fifth issue of Pulp Literature Magazine:

  • We dare you to be held captive by Eileen Kernaghan’s ‘The Robber Maiden’s Story’, and then try to escape alongside the intrepid Stella Ryman as she attempts a jailbreak in The Four Digit Puzzle by Mel Anastasiou.
  • Next, travel by boat and by bus to places you’d rather not go, with the fantastical ‘Polycarp on the Sea’ by Stephen Case and the gritty detective Finley in ‘The Pledge’ by Donald Dewey.
  • Three pulp poems by Mark J Mitchell will prepare you for the cruel transformations of ‘Thlush-a-lum’ by Rebecca Gomez Farrell and ‘Some Say the World Will End in Fire’ by R Daniel Lester.
  • These are followed by a few stories of wishing for more, in ‘A Discussion of Keats’s Negative Capability’ by Susan Pieters and Margaret Kingsbury’s ‘The Longing is Green when Branches are Trees’.
  • A treat lies in store as we publish the winners of the first annual Hummingbird Prize for Flash Fiction, followed by the short, sharp horror cartoon ‘Bait’ by Kris Sayer.
  • For dessert, we hope you’ve saved room for the next installment of Allaigna’s Song. It’s the perfect way to round out a good family feast.
  • All this beneath a beautiful new cover entitled “Fondly Remembered Magic” by our first cover artist Melissa Mary Duncan.

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As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

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Pulp Literature Advent Calendar ~ 4 December

With twenty-four fabulous back issues, one to mark each day of Advent, we hope to share with you the joy and magic of the season. When you purchase an issue on its corresponding day on our Advent Calendar, not only will you be collecting great literature, but you will also receive a special gift.

Today is the fourth day of Advent, and the issue that holds the secret prize is Issue 4, Autumn 2014

In our fourth issue of Pulp Literature Magazine:

  • “The Fall of the Ego”, a haunting cover by the extraordinary Spanish artist Arantzazu Martinez.
  • a tale of William Wallace’s Scotland … and the undead … from Susanna Kearsley in ‘Soldier, Wake’.
  • An adult twist on the gingerbread man in “Dough Boy Lovers and the Appetites of Desire” by Karlo Yeager.
  • “Blackthorne & Rose: Agents of DIRE”, by KG McAbee, a steampunk romp through undead-infested London with Burton, Poe, Verne, Babbage, Lister and Faraday.
  • The beautiful blend of poetry and story in “Victory Girl” by Ace Baker.
  • Time travel in the streets of Vancouver with “The Death of Me” by Keith Mabbs
  • Alien encounters with a twist in “Things to Live For” by Richard E Gropp
  • A sequential art adaptation of slam poet Kimberleigh Roseblade’s “The Wolf”
  • Winners of the Inaugural Magpie Award for Poetry
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As we begin this holiday season and our look back at the great issues of the past, I feel the same suspense I did as a child, knowing that with each day comes the treasure of the season’s familiar comforts and of the unexpected surprises along the way.

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