After a long winter — and our special poetry issue — our first issue of 2015 brings you a handful of fresh folktales and fairytales.
Sonya Taaffe’s “ζῆ καὶ βασιλεύει” breathes blood and nuance into a dense, unique alternate history of Alexander the Great’s family; Brittany Pladek’s debut publication, “Andromache and the Dragon,” weaves a folktale that meditates on need, desire, and despair; and Lee S. Hawke’s “The Changeling and the Sun” finishes this quarter’s fiction with a modern-day mythic fantasy as kind as it is gorgeously written.
Our poetry this month, from Alicia Cole, Steve Klepetar, Yunsheng Jiang, and Sarah Ann Winn, takes the mythic and the twice-told and makes it feel new. And as always, our book reviewers bring us their thoughts on this spring’s new releases.
We hope you enjoy this quarter’s issue, and if so, please consider dropping something into our tip jar. Ideomancer relies on reader donations to pay its contributors for their excellent fiction and poetry, and even five dollars makes a big difference.
Enjoy the issue and your spring, and we’ll see you in June!
Vol. 13 Issue 3
“ζῆ καὶ βασιλεύει” – Sonya Taaffe
“Andromache and the Dragon” – Brittany Pladek
“The Changeling and the Sun” – Lee S. Hawke
“Twinned at Pasture” – Alicia Cole
“Cyber Saloon” – Steve Klepetar
“under a flowering cherry tree” – Yunsheng Jiang
“For a Lighter Spring Carryon” – SArah Ann Winn
Mark Turner’s When the Heavens Fall – Liz Bourke