Spring Reprint: Week 2 Pt. 1

Where the river meets rock and dirt, bone and blood and fire, you will find the abyss. You might sense a creeping monstrosity that inches in the spectrum of light outside of human… Continue reading

Spring Reprint: Week 1 Pt. 2

It is just past sunset when we breach, Husband and I. But breaching only delivers us from the dirt; it takes more light than the yellowed haze of dusk to pull ourselves fully… Continue reading

Spring Reprints: Week 1 Pt. 1

The first story of our 2018 digital reprints is “The Potato” by Rachel Luria.

2018 Contest Results

Below you’ll find our 2018 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Award winners and runners up, along with brief notes from our judge, Anne Valente, about the first, second, and third place stories. We look… Continue reading

Review: Ventriloquisms by Jaclyn Watterson

Understanding the Abstracted: A Look into Jaclyn Watterson’s “Ventriloquisms” “By the time he’s dead, delicacy, like high-heeled shoes, is a vector, and–no surprise–ventriloquism is no longer a form of self-expression. Stick a feather,… Continue reading

Review: Ottessa Moshfegh (Homesick for Another World and Eileen)

If you want to look beyond carefully censored stories that operate within the bounds of social niceties, then Ottessa Moshfegh’s writing is for you. Unapologetically raw, honest, and maybe, just maybe, too familiar… Continue reading

Submission Call: Previously Published Work

From February 16, 2018-March 23, 2018, we’re accepting submissions of work that has already been published. We’ve done this for the past two years. The goal is to give new life to work… Continue reading

Issue 5.2 | Winter 2018

Our Winter 2018 issue contains work from Michele Zimmerman, Jessica Love, and Raluca Balasa. Three stories may seem like few for us, as we usually range from four to six, but we love… Continue reading

If You’ve Been Naughty, Beware of the Krampus

While standing at the airport, a child ran up to me and told me, “Santa isn’t real!”  I looked at the child’s parents, whose faces had twisted in both sadness and perhaps fear… Continue reading

Review: Of This New World by Allegra Hyde

Of This New World by Allegra Hyde Winner of The John Simmons Iowa Short Fiction Award in 2016, Allegra Hyde’s collection of short stories titled Of This New World is a truly transportive… Continue reading