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 prose 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.
Contest chapbook now available!
Nostos, the chapbook containing stories and interviews from Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award first-place winner Allie Marini Batts and runner-up Teresa Giordano is now available. You can purchase a copy for $5 and read the two winning stories and get a behind-the-scenes peek through the interviews with both authors.