Psychopomp Magazine is a quarterly publication that exists to showcase stories and art that challenge genre and form conventions with particular attention to work that deals with conceptions of passages, rites of passage, transitions, juxtapositions, and the betwixt and between. We are primarily an online magazine with an annual print issue. We also publish chapbooks as part of our fiction contest series.
Psychopomp (Greek – psuchopompos – “Guide of Souls”): n. Creatures, angels, spirits, or deities who are responsible for escorting the dead to the afterlife. Their role is to provide safe passage. In Jungian psychology, the psychopomp is a mediator btw. the conscious and unconscious realms.
Issue #2 of Psychopomp Magazine is now available!
ISSUE #2, WINTER 2014
Featuring work from:
Allie Marini Batts
Interview with contest judge Timothy Schaffert
Timothy Schaffert is the author of five novels, most recently The Swan Gondola (forthcoming from Riverhead/Penguin in February). He is also the author of: The Coffins of Little Hope (Indie Next pick; starred review from Publishers Weekly); Devils in the Sugar Shop (New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice); The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God (Barnes and Noble Discover Great New Writers pick); and The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters (currently in development as a feature film). He has won the Henfield Award and the Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, and has been short-listed for the O. Henry Prize; his story, “Lady of the Burlesque Ballet” was listed as notable in Best American Short Stories 2013. He teaches in the English Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and serves as a contributing editor for Fairy Tale Review and director of the (downtown) Omaha lit fest.