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

Psychopomp Magazine Nominees for the 2018 Pushcart Prize

We are thrilled to announce this year’s nominees for the Pushcart Prize. Black-Hearted by Madeleine Sardina, Fall Issue 5.1   The Bones and the Bird by Shannon Noel Bray, Summer Issue 4.4   Instructions… Continue reading

An Interview with Anne Valente, Final Judge for the 2018 Psychopomp Magazine Short Fiction Contest

Anne Valente is the author of the recent novel, Our Hearts Will Burn Us Down, and the short story collection, By Light We Knew Our Names. Her second novel, Utah, is forthcoming in early 2019. Her short stories appear… Continue reading

Issue 5.1 | Fall 2017

Our Fall 2017 issue, the first as we enter a fifth year of Psychopomp Magazine, includes stories from Beatriz L. Seelaender, Craig Holt, Madeleine Sardina, and Grant Gerald Miller. Follow the link to the… Continue reading

Issue 4.4 | Summer 2017

We’re excited to release the Summer 2017 issue of Psychopomp Magazine with stories from Shannon Noel Brady, Caleb Tankersley, Genevieve Mills, and Jessica Alexander. Follow the link to view the issue’s table of contents. Check our submission… Continue reading