2019 Contest Results

The 2019 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award results are below. Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We appreciate your patience waiting for the results as the extended deadline means the announcement… Continue reading

Digital Reprints: Week 3

The insects revolted that summer. No one knew why. Grasshoppers, locusts, beetles, and bees, buzzing and chirruping, jumping from the grass. They came in chitinous hordes, scrabbling from the earth and shaking the… Continue reading

Spring Reprints: Week 3 Pt. 2

Friday after school I discover Tommy hovering a foot above his crib. Suspended in midair, floating on all fours. Tommy, I say, you’ll hurt yourself: owie, ouchie. His mobile twirls inches above him.… Continue reading

Spring Reprints: Week 3

This is a synchronicity chart, assembled using data from our tracking devices, detailing the synchrons that co-manifested at precisely 22:52 Western Galactic Time, at Spacelab 423, Multi-Dimensional Scanner Project of the Synchronics Lab,… Continue reading

Spring Reprints: Week 2

On Monday I don’t even go inside. I circle the house twice, looking for clues about what is expected of me, how I might help. Finally, the only thing I can think to… Continue reading

Spring Reprints: Week 1

I lived with my husband at the edge of Manhattan. At night in the winter when the trees were bare we looked toward the Hudson River. We cherished our view and waited all… Continue reading

Submission Call: Previously Published Work (not available elsewhere online)

Until the end of March, we’re accepting submissions of work that has already been published. We’ve done this for the past three years. The goal is to give new life to work that… Continue reading

Issue 6.2 | Winter 2019

The Winter 2019 issue of Psychopomp Magazine is now live. Included are stories by Jackie Alexander, Christopher D. DiCicco, Couri Johnson, Anastasia Kirchoff, and Ryan Row. Go to the table of contents to see the full list of… Continue reading

Issue 6.1 | Fall 2018

Our Fall 2018 issue includes stories from Elle Drumheller, Elliott Gish, Carlea Holl-Jensen, and Alyssa Quinn. We’ve had a large increase in submissions to Psychopomp Magazine over the summer, so this issue is coming to you a little… Continue reading

Issue 5.4 | Summer 2018

In this issue you can read the winning entries of our 2018 contest as well as our finalists. Our first place winner, as selected by our judge Anne Valente, is “Kingfisher Bridge” by Niamh MacCabe. Valente describes the winning story as follows: “Narrated in gorgeously lush, precise prose of the natural world, ‘Kingfisher Bridge’ centers on a boy gone missing, the chaos of which is organized throughout the story by the Gaelic Alphabet Through Trees—one of the boy’s favorite charts. This piece pulls the reader in immediately, and is expertly and beautifully drawn.”