FANTASY MAGAZINE is a digital magazine focusing exclusively on the fantasy genre. In its pages, you will find all types of fantasy-dark fantasy, contemporary urban tales, surrealism, magical realism, science fantasy, high fantasy, folktales_and anything and everything in between. FANTASY is entertainment for the intelligent genre reader-we publish stories of the fantastic that make us think, and tell us what it is to be human.
Welcome to issue 80 of FANTASY MAGAZINE! In this issue's short fiction, Fatima Taqvi gives us happy endings where none are expected in "Baba Nowruz Gives His Wife a Flower Only Once a Year," and Sara S. Messenger's "Potemora in the Triad" is an earth-shaking kind of coming-of-age story; in flash fiction, Victor Forna explores cosmic consequences in "rat/god," and revenge could be quite tasty in "The Magical Sow" by Wen Wen Yang; for poetry, we have "Georgia Clay Blood" by Beatrice Winifred Iker and "noonday reflections" by Doriana Diaz. Plus we have essay "Oral Storytelling and Culture as Personal Canon" by 2022 Nebula finalist Suzan Palumbo.