Thursday, July 10, 2008

Summer 2008 Issue of Goblin Fruit is Live!

What it says on the tin! Featuring gorgeous poetry by Sonya Taaffe, Erik Amundsen, Mike Allen, Gwynne Garfinkle, Samantha Henderson, Lon Prater, Joy Marchand, Lydia Towsey, Jeanell Buida Bolton, Wendy Howe, Miranda Gaw, Joshua Davis, Joshua Gage, A. R. Stone, and Lily Yu; further, Midori Snyder and Terri Windling have graciously allowed us to reprint a poem each of theirs to lead us in and out of the issue.

When Jess and I learned that the Journal of Mythic Arts was ending, it took us about three seconds (post-recovery, which took considerably longer) to know that we wanted to dedicate this issue to the amazing people who brought myth and magic to us for twenty-one years. We hope you enjoy it.

A few fun things: first, click on the little blue buttons next to the poems in the Table of Contents to hear the author reading the poem, and know that our very own Oliver Hunter did something rather special to Terri Windling's "Night Journey."

Second, you may have noticed a new link at the top of this issue proclaiming itself to be MISCHIEF: watch that space. It's going to be fun.

Third, if any of you are posting on your various mediums o'bloggery about this issue, we invite you to share links and/or the posts with us! You can either post here or in our Livejournal Community; we're especially hungry for reviews, but any responses you have to any aspect of an issue are more than welcome.

Fourth, and this is very important: our submission guidelines have changed. Specifically, we've shortened our submission periods a bit, because we're coming to terms with the fact that we completely ignore any subs you send your way between the 1st and the 9th of a month in which we launch an issue, since we tend to work on it 'till zero hour. From now on, we open to submissions the day a new issue goes live.

Have a beautiful summer,



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