An IN THE AIR Excerpt: “The Cult of the Hyalad” by Adrik Kemp

The sisters stared into the flames, fingers clasped around their matching glass pendants, threaded with small beads of different smoky hues. Mina’s pale blue, and Winnie’s pink. The colours reflected firelight, sending patterns dancing over their skin. Behind them, Penny and Edith strung together branches and felled palm leaves to form a shelter large enough…

Joanna Koch, an IN THE AIR Author Interview

On the verge of a new anthology, we are celebrating IN THE AIR with a behind the scenes view of authors and their stories. Here’s a look at Joanna Koch and her story “Silap Inua.”   ABOUT THE STORY Tell me a little about your story and the world you’ve created. “Silap Inua” is a story…

Announcing Our New Fire-Themed Call for Submissions

Fire is alive, a sentient element that can create or destroy.  Once ignited, fire can feed an army or destroy a city.  Both tools and weapons are forged in flames.  Stories and spells have been cast by its warm, flickering light since the dawn of dreams.  Millions of miles away, combusting stars illuminate the night. …

Don’t Cross Tinkerbell by Lillian Csernica

The loving, helpful fairy godmother is largely a figment of Disney’s imagination. If you take a good look at the original fairy tales, fairy godmothers appear most often in stories written by the French précieuses, the best-known being Madame d’Aulnoy. These fairy godmothers are not the grandmotherly rescuer of Disney’s Cinderella, nor are they the…