Here it is, the cover for the winter 2019 issue of Space and Time magazine. The cover art is by Alan F. Beck. If you aren’t familiar with this artist yet, go visit him now and prepare to fall in love with his work. You can find his site here.

This issue contains the second installment of Sarah Avery’s “Flashlight, Knife and Flowered Crown.” The rest of the fiction line up includes  “Kirti” by Alessandro Manzetti, “Slough” by Glen Hirshberg, “The Feline, the Witch, and the Universe” by Jennifer Shelby, “Hands of a Toolmaker” by Eric Del Carlo and “Inviting Oldwick” by Moaner T. Lawrence.

The poetry line up includes Briant Laslo, Tina Quinn Durham, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, Denise Dumars, Avra Margariti, William Landis, F.J. Bergmann, Elsa M. Carruthers, G. O. Clark, Sara Tantlinger, Denny E. Marshall, John Reinhart and Maxwell I. Gold.

The next issue is Winter 2019 #135 available on Dec. 21. This issue’s theme song is “We Will Rock You” by Queen. In case it matters, #135 is a Sagittarius. December 21 is also the winter solstice, the 355th day of the year and the longest night.

It will be dark and cold, perfect for curling up in your favorite reading spot, candles flickering and flashlight in hand. Pull the blankets over your head and sink into the lush stories, poetry and art you will find waiting. Let the words feed the long dreams that provide your inner sustenance during the frozen nights.

Savor it all, for life is short and the reading lists are long.

Here’s your mood music to get ready:

By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American and award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of experience as a professional writer in nonfiction. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), producer of the Exercise Your Writes YouTube podcast, two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year for 2020, find her at

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