Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – April 2022

“Six Steps to Become a Saint” by Avi Burtonin Apparition Lit #13 “Xiǎo Èmó—Little Demon” by Ai Jiangin The Dark #83 “American Giants” by Emmy Newmanin Strange Horizons, Issue 11 April 2022 “Backers“ by Owen Duffyin PseudoPod #804 Find all Spec Rec issues here.

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – March 2022

“What Salt Will Bring to Bear“ by Sloane Leongin Dark Matter Magazine #008 “Nine Theories of Time“ by Spencer Nitkeyin Apex Magazine #130 “Limbs“ by Samuel A. Adeyemiin Strange Horizons, Issue 14 March 2022 “We Shall Not All Sleep, But We Shall All Be Changed“ by Eneasz Brodskiin Dark Matter Magazine #008 “To Live andContinue reading “Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – March 2022”

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – February 2022

“The Latest Metamorphosis“ by Rebecca Bratten Weissin The Deadlands #10 “Cure“ by Vijayalakshmi Harishin Strange Horizons, Issue 14 Feb 2022 “Water“ by Snousha Glaudein The Deadlands #10 “Suffer, the Children“ by Kristi DeMeesterin The Dark #81 “Slow Communication“ by Dominique Dickeyin Fantasy Magazine #76 “Not Creator, Nor Destroyer“ by Anjali Sachdevain Lightspeed #141 “The HorseContinue reading “Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – February 2022”

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – January 2022

“Where the Waves Meet“ by Anne Carly Abadin Strange Horizons, Issue 17 Jan 2022 “Ōmagatoki” by Betsy Aokiin Fantasy Magazine #75 “This Will Be the Most Vulnerable Post I’ve Ever Made” by Marissa van Udenin Dark Matter Magazine #007 “O2 Arena” by Oghenechovwe Donald Ekpekiin Apex Magazine #129 “Grievances of a Young Midwife” by LaceyContinue reading “Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – January 2022”

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – September 2021

Recommendations “Yǒngshí” by Ai Jiangin The Dark #76 “An Arrangement of Moss and Dirt“ by K.P. Kulskiin Fantasy Magazine #71 “Raised Bed” by Noah Codegain Hexagon #6 “Water Bites Back“ by Yvette Lisa Ndlovuin Mermaids Monthly #9 “The Little Death After the Apocalypse“ by Courtney Skaggsin Strange Horizons, Issue 20 Sept 2021 “Like The BodyContinue reading “Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – September 2021”

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – August 2021

Recommendations “City Lights as Myth” by Yong-Yu Huangin Strange Horizons, Issue 30 Aug 2021 “Only Circles in the Sea” by Carlie St. George and Clare McCannain Mermaids Monthly #8 “Cadaver Dogs“ by B. Narrin Nightmare #107 “Ancestries“ by Sheree Renée Thomasin Lightspeed #135 “Âu Cơ in the Water Palace“ by Sunny Vuongin Strange Horizons, Issue 30Continue reading “Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – August 2021”

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – July 2021

Recommendations “Shake the Disease” by Tiffany Morrisin Fusion Fragment #7 “The Returned” by Stephanie M. Wytovichin Nightmare #106 “Eating Bitterness” by Hannah Yangin The Dark #74 “Choosing” by Susan Taitelin Baffling Magazine #4 “Green, Yellow, Red” by H. Pueyoin khōréō, Vol. 1 #2 “Along Our Perforated Creases” by K.W. Colyardin Diabolical Plots #77A “Paladin” byContinue reading “Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – July 2021”

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – June 2021

A lot of the pieces in this issue have something uncanny about them, something special that made me go back and choose them while deciding which stories and poems to include this month. Something is just a little bit off in the world they take place in.

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – May 2021

All of the pieces in this issue are magical. Their imagery is beautiful and they all captured me immediately with their incredible first paragraphs.

Speculative Fiction & Poetry Recommendations – April 2021

For this issue’s fundraisers I decided to put some Patreons in the spotlight of magazines that need and deserve more funds to keep on uplifting the voices of speculative fiction and poetry. On that same note, make sure to use your right to vote for your favorite speculative works of 2020 in this year’s IGNYTE Awards, and also check out the beautiful works of art in issue four of Mermaids Monthly, in addition to Dianita’s stunning cover.