Wednesday, 16 March 2011




The Walker by Adam Christopher

Reviews and Features

Interview: James O’Barr

The Age of Odin
Castle Ravenloft / Wrath of Ashardalon


March 2011

Michael Moorcock Interviewed


Kevin Pinkham... Gnawing at the Root

Richard Beland... Enki

Joe Jablonski... Digital Embrace

Naomi Bergner... Something to be said for a little drama

S.G Rogers... Falling Upwards

Sylvia Hiven... All That Was Left

Chris Stevens... Aira

Oscar Connell... Letters to Chelsea

AJ Brown... Mickie's Stars

CB Iovas... The Cursed Man

Steven Avila... The Bridge

Shannon Marcello... Pins and Needles

Friday, 11 March 2011


Beneath Ceaseless Skies
An Online Magazine ofLiterary Adventure Fantasy

Issues available in the
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Issue #64 -- Mar. 10, 2011
"Breathing Sunshine," by Garth Upshaw
"You're one of the lucky ones. We could put a mask on you, keep the particles out for a few days. You'd turn back into what you were before." I moved closer to the fort and took another reading. The needle hovered over yellow. My tongue felt as dry as sand.

"Mr Morrow Becomes Acquainted with the Delicate Art of Squid Keeping," by Geoffrey Maloney
They couldn't be serious, Morrow thought, could not possibly be...but then the Major allowed the squid to slip from his fingers and into his mouth. Miss Twickenham stifled a horrified gasp. Morrow's heart quickened its beating. Surely, there had been some sleight of hand in the Major's actions. What he had witnessed was impossible, and he wondered just how strongly the professor’s tobacco had been tinctured with laudanum.

Audio Fiction Podcast 055
"The Ghost of Shinoda Forest," by Richard Parks, from BCS #63
Whether I was drunk or sober, Princess Teiko haunted my dreams. I had always assumed, if I drank enough that one day this would no longer be true, but there had been fifteen years of drinking after we parted, plus two more after her death, and now my optimism was quite exhausted. As this foolish hope had been all that I had to fight her with, there was nothing left for me to do tonight except the only sensible thing--I surrendered.

From the Archives:
"Six Seeds," by Sara M. Harvey, from BCS #27
Dollies were the chore of my life: winding them, mending gears, and keeping good care of their pricier parts which pleasured the men.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011


We are very excited to announce that we are now accepting entries for the Absent Willow Reviews' 2nd Annual Short Story Contest!

First Prize: $150.00

Second Prize: $75.00

Third prize: $25.00

Plus Honorable Mentions

First, Second, Third, and selected Honorable Mention winning stories will be published in future issues of the Absent Willow Review

Entries must be received by June 30, 2011.

Details and submission forms can be found by visiting the website or our contest page at :

Sunday, 6 March 2011


Arcane publishes the best horror and weird fiction quarterly in print and for ereaders. The first issue is scheduled to be released spring 2011.

Arcane is a fiction magazine concentrating on weird horror, the supernatural and the fantastic. Imagine if all of the “cool kids” from the original Weird Tales — H.P. Lovecraft, Robert E. Howard, Clarke Ashton Smith, etc. — has been writing continuously from that day until this; what would they be producing? We prefer story lengths from 1,000 words up to 6,000 words but will consider longer – just realize that a long story will have to be better than the two or three shorter stories it would replace.

The biggest plus a story can have is voice. Let us know that you’re comfortable with the English language — in fact, that it’ll sit up and bark like a dog for you.

Saturday, 5 March 2011


Issue 50


Feature Story:
Storm Chase - D. Nathan Hilliard
The Bones of Winter - Chris Castle
Dark Legacy - Curt Jeffreys
'Til Death Us Do Part - C.L. Raven
Two O'Clock on a Thursday - Luke Walker

Editorial - The Editor speaks...

Review - JournalStone's Warped Words for Twisted Minds, edited by Christopher C. Payne