Issue No. 2 - Dec. 2013
We’re publishing these stories because they made us publish them, because
they offered us no alternative. There is no true common thread running between them, but a willingness to invent and the shared quality of excellence. If, as I have heard said, the only genre of writing that really matters is good writing, well, here’s a genre we can all get behind.
This issue’s photography too reflects several unique forms and
compositions. Most notably, you will find a strong emphasis on studio-based surrealism (I was reminded of Man Ray, but then what the hell do I know about photography – you’ll have to ask Katie why it’s so good!) and man-on-the-corner street photography (that our two street photographers are both native to Spain is either a lovely coincidence or evidence that the streets of Madrid and Barcelona are more fascinating and vibrant places than anywhere I’ve yet been).
At any rate, we hope the art contained in this issue will draw you a little
deeper into the many rich worlds of genre, as it drew us. Within these pages you’ll find eight talented young persons at the top of their craft.
You can be sure that we are, as always, ecstatic to share their work with you,
no matter what genre that work may hail from.
All the best, Max and Katie Editors
Short fiction by Jared Yates Sexton, Amanda Miska, Paul Hamilton and Robert James Russell.