Monthly Archive: December 2012

Looking into 2013

We’re reading through submissions and finding some great stuff (we are aware that there’s a backlog of recommended fiction due to our editor, but he’s working on it). We thought it would be nice to give you a preview of things we’ve accepted so far. “Paradigm Shift” by Julie C. Day (short story) “The Tempting: …

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Electric Velocipede – 2012 Award Eligibility

UPDATE: Now with free stuff! See the note below (it’s bold, you can’t miss it). With nomination periods opening for the 2013 World Fantasy Awards and the Hugo and Nebula nomination process starting early next year, we thought it might be nice to have a single place that categorizes Electric Velocipede for you. Hugo Award …

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Glass Boxes and Clockwork Gods by Damien Walters Grintalis

When the one in red gives up and screams, no one makes a sound. We turn our faces away or rest our foreheads against the glass and wait. It won’t take long. Big is quick with the remaking. In between the screams, sharp snaps punctuate the air with exclamation points of splintered bone and leaking …

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Adaptation by Heather Albano

Amid the rows of masks remnants lie scattered— torn pages, broken bindings, smudged ink half-remembered tales and half-forgotten names. Lilith, Lot’s wife, Iphigenia, Cinderella, Rose Red the ones they’ve forgotten and the ones they never knew we who can now speak only through these masks of bone and stone masks that fuse to the skin …

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Blindfold Taste Test with Aimee Bender

(When) Where was your most memorable meal? It’s hard to pick.  There’s a sushi place in downtown L.A. and they flash-fry tiny crabs and then put them all over edible styrofoamy hair and they’re so light and delicious and fun to pluck off.  I remember an apple from eighth grade that tasted like pure caramel …

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Menace by J. R. Salling

The red gate hangs ajar. It grows large in its openness, the crack a canyon through the inspector’s thick monocle, under a sky less beautiful with each futile alarm. We cry against the silhouette mistaken for a weathercock, after it twisted off the roof, our youngest in its beak, abducted from his very keep. Mother …

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North by Kristy Truax-Nichols

“Do you ever think about flying?” Julie asks him. She’s got her toes tucked up under Chris’s leg, and he shifts and tries to ignore them. “I guess.” He runs a hand through his greasy brown hair and tucks a hank behind his ear. His voice is rough because he’s trying so hard not to …

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Upstairs Room by Lida Broadhurst

When the moon casts a candle glow, once a year the music begins. upstairs in the room that is always locked, its key hidden in Aunt Tilda’s drawer. I never reveal how it came to me without searching. Each year I enter, and at my step the room awakens, a flower blossoming from dust. Music …

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Musici by Derek Zumsteg

The last note of Enri’s exit aria resounded in the hall, the heavy air humming and electric, as the company’s performers smiled in the lamplight and accepted scattered applause. The audience, roused from gawking up at the important people in the boxes along each side wall, began to push for the aisles. One listener sat …

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A Faun’s Lament by Michael Constantine McConnell

I. I loved a woman carved from green cheese. I nibbled her ears, kissed her until nothing remained. I, with flute-splintered lips, I, with soft belly fur, I, whose horns itch in Spring, relapsed onto my haunches, blew into my reeds, and condemned the Sun for rolling backwards into another’s morning. I created, scrambled, and …

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