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The April Fantasy Magazine Rack

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018 | Posted by John ONeill

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Lots of great reading for fiction fans in April, including new stories by Black Gate writers John R. Fultz, Mike Resnick, and Nina Kiriki Hoffman, plus Sarah Pinsker, Cassandra Khaw, Nalo Hopkinson, Rob Vagle, Ray Vukcevich, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Marissa Lingen, Sarah Monette, Will McIntosh, Timothy Mudie, Adam-Troy Castro, Rich Larson, Jiang Bo, O’Neil De Noux, Jerry Oltion, Steve Perry, and lots more.

The big news this month is the return of Pulphouse in a brand new quarterly, Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, edited by Dean Wesley Smith, and the continuing success of its sister publication Fiction River, an Original Fiction Anthology edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch, which just released in 27th bimonthly issue, a 296-page Justice-themed volume. I’m also very pleased to see issue #5 of Dark Fantasy magazine The Audient Void, and the special 50th Anniversary issue of Locus.

Here’s the complete list of magazines that won my attention in April (links will bring you to magazine websites).

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Apex Magazine — Issue #107 of this SF monthly has brand new fiction from Andrew F. Kooy, Jamie Lackey, Tiotlo Tsamaase, and Cassandra Khaw
The Audient Void— Issue #5 contains no less than two stories from BG writer John R. Fultz, “Old Lovecraftians In The Park” by David Barker, plus poetry by Darrell Schweitzer, Ashley Dioses, K.A. Opperman, and others
Locus — The April issue of the newsmagazine of the science fiction field has interviews with Jeff VanderMeer and Tananarive Due; appreciations for Kate Wilhelm; spotlights on Michelle Sagara and Sarah Pinsker; the Tiptree, Stoker, and Dell awards winners; and more
Lightspeed — Issue #95 has original SF & Fantasy by Will McIntosh, Timothy Mudie, Adam-Troy Castro, and Ruth Joffre, and reprints by Carmen Maria Machado, Ken Liu, Steven Barnes, and Mary Anne Mohanraj
Clarkesworld — The April issue contains new stories from Rich Larson, Eleanna Castroianni, Nin Harris, A.j. Fitzwater, and Jiang Bo, with reprints by Ian Mchugh, and Kathe Koja & Carter Scholz
Fiction River — The theme for volume #37 of this Original Anthology Magazine is Justice, and it contains stories by by Lisa Silverthorne, Michèle Laframboise, T. Thorne Coyle, Rob Vagle, Robert T. Jeschonek, and many others
Pulphouse Fiction Magazine — After 20 years Pulphouse returns in a handsome Kickstarter-funded incarnation. The January issue contains stories by Ray Vukcevich, O’Neil De Noux, Jerry Oltion, by Mike Resnick, J. Steven York, Steve Perry, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, and others
Uncanny — The March/April issue is packed with new stories from Sarah Pinsker, Nalo Hopkinson, A. T. Greenblatt, Marissa Lingen, Sarah Monette, and lots more

Our Late March Fantasy Magazine Rack is here.

Earlier this month we also covered:

Beyond Fantasy Fiction, May and July, 1954: A Pair of Retro-Reviews by Rich Horton
March Short Story Roundup, Part 2, Cirsova #7 and Swords and Sorcery Issue 74 , by Fletcher Vredenburgh
A Brief History of Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine
Steven Silver’s Birthday Reviews — covering Amazing Stories, Astounding Science Fiction, Analog, Galaxy, Galaxy’s Edge, InterzoneThe Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy. Subterranean Magazine, Weird Tales, Wonder Stories, Worlds of If, and more

The Audient Void 1-smallAs we’ve mentioned before, all of these magazines are completely dependent on fans and readers to keep them alive. Many are marginal operations for whom a handful of subscriptions may mean the difference between life and death. Why not check one or two out, and try a sample issue? There are magazines here for every budget, from completely free to $35/issue. If you find something intriguing, I hope you’ll consider taking a chance on a subscription. I think you’ll find it’s money very well spent.

Black Gate reports exclusively on fantasy magazines, although we also cover the occasional science fiction or mainstream magazine with some fantasy content. We currently cover 57 active magazines (links will take you to our latest coverage):

Adventure Tales edited by John Betancourt
Albedo One edited by Robert (Bob) Neilson
Analog, edited by Trevor Quachri
Andromeda Spaceways Magazine, edited by a rotating staff
Apex, edited by Jason Sizemore
Ares Magazine, edited by Michael Anderson
Asimov’s Science Fiction, edited by Sheila Williams
The Audient Void, edited by Obadiah Baird
Back Issue, edited by Michael Eury
Beneath Ceaseless Skies, edited by Scott H. Andrews
Black Static, edited by Andy Cox
Bloke’s Terrible Tomb of Terror, edited by Jason Crawley
Broadswords and Blasters,
edited by Matthew X. Gomez and Cameron Mount
Cemetery Dance,
edited by Richard Chizmar
Cirsova, edited by P. Alexander
Clarkesworld, edited by Neil Clarke and Sean Wallace
The Dark, edited by Jack Fisher and Sean Wallace

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The Digest Enthusiast, edited by Arkay Olgar
Fantasy and Science Fiction, edited by C.C. Finlay
Fiction River, edited by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Galaxy’s Edge, edited by Mike Resnick
Gathering Storm Magazine, edited by Michael McHenry and Cinda McHenry
GigaNotoSaurus, edited by Rashida J. Smith
Grimdark Magazine, edited by Adrian Collins
Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, edited by Adrian Simmons, David Farney, William Ledbetter and James Frederick William Rowe
High Adventure, edited by John P. Gunnison
Holdfast, edited by Laurel Sills and Lucy Smee
Inhuman Magazine, edited by Allen Koszowski
Interzone, edited by Andy Cox
Kaleidotrope, edited by Fred Coppersmith
Knights of the Dinner Table, edited by Jolly Blackburn
Lackington’s, edited by Ranylt Richildis
Lightspeed, edited by John Joseph Adams
Locus, edited by Liza Groen Trombi
Luna Station Quarterly, edited by Jennifer Lyn Parsons
Meeple Monthly, edited by Jenna Piller and Amy Clarke
Mythic Delirium, edited by Mike Allen
Nightmare, edited by John Joseph Adams
Occult Detective Quarterly, edited by Sam Gafford and John Linwood Grant.
Outposts of Beyond, edited by Tyree Campbell
Postscripts, edited by Nick Gevers
Pulphouse Fiction Magazine, edited by Dean Wesley Smith

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Pulp Literature, edited by Mel Anastasiou, Jennifer Landels, and Susan Pieters
Red Sun, edited by Ben Richards
Science Fiction Classics
Scrolls of Legendry, edited by D.M. Ritzlin
Shadows and Tall Trees, edited by Michael Kelly
Shimmer, edited by E. Catherine Tobler
Shoreline of Infinity, edited by Noel Chidwick
Skelos, edited by Mark Finn, Chris Gruber, and Jeffrey Shanks
Space & Time, edited by Hildy Silverman
Swords and Sorcery Magazine, edited by Curtis Ellett
Tor.com, edited by a cast of thousands
Uncanny, edited by Lynne M. Thomas, Michael Damian Thomas, and Michi Trota
Weirdbook, edited by Douglas Draa‎
Weird Fiction Review, edited by S.T. Joshi
Weird Tales, edited by Marvin Kaye

We also cover many fine magazines that are now defunct:

All Hallows
The All-Story
Amazing Stories
Arcane
Beyond Fantasy Fiction
Blood, Blade and Thruster
Bull Spec

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Cosmic Crimes Stories
Crossed Genres
Dark Realms
Darker Matter
Doc Savage
El Conquistador
Electric Velocipede
Fantastic Novels
Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, edited by Warren Lapine
Fantastic Stories
Fantastic Universe
Fantasy Book
Fantasy Magazine
Fantasy/Fantasy Newsletter
The Fantasy Fan
Fantasy Review
Fantasy Scroll, edited by Iulian Ionescu, Frederick Doot, and Alexandra Zamorski
Flashing Swords
Future Science Fiction
Galaxy Science Fiction
Gygax, edited by Jayson Elliot
H.P. Lovecraft’s Magazine of Horror

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I Palantir
Infinity
Innsmouth Magazine
Interfictions Online, edited by Delia Sherman
Jabberwocky
Kobold Quarterly
The Last Province
Level UP
OMNI
The Original Science Fiction Stories
Other Worlds
Paradox
Planet Stories
Port Iris
Pulphouse: The Hardback Magazine
Reader’s Digest
Realms of Fantasy
Satellite
Science Fiction Adventures
Shadis
Shock Totem
Spellbound
Strange Tales
Strategy & Tactics

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Subterranean
Super Science Stories
Tomorrow Speculative Fiction
The Twilight Zone Magazine
Unknown
Venture
Wizard
Wonder Stories
Worlds of If
Zahir

And we’ve covered the following magazines intermittently:

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Adventure House Pulp Reprints
Alarums and Excursions
Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine
Against the Odds
Alter Ego
Betwixt
Blind Spot

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Dark Worlds
Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
Entertainment Weekly
The Excellent Travelling Volume
Faerie Magazine
Game Informer
Goblin Fruit
Graphic Classics
Granta
Heliotrope
The Lorelei Signal
Lovecraft eZine
New Realm
The New Yorker
The New York Review of Science Fiction
On Spec
PC Gamer
Primeval: A Journal of the Uncanny
Rue Morgue
The SFWA Bulletin
The Best of Star Trek
Strange Aeons
Strange Horizons
Stupefying Stories
Tin House
Vanity Fair
Virginia Quarterly Review
Whistling Shade
Wired

Check out all of our recent magazine coverage here.

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