This year’s last issue of Space and Time magazine is ready to be sent out into the world. I know I say this about every issue, but this is my favorite issue to date. Issue #135 is brimming with brilliance.

Every story, poem, illustration and feature is gorgeous. So much hard work went into this from the readers, the editing team… everyone involved with S&T has put soul equity into this.

Since our first issue (#133) we have had an unboxing tradition. We bring the first box of magazines to a coffee shop and open it there for the first time on video so we can share the experience. Then we give that first copy to whatever barista happens to be working to say thank you for keeping us caffeinated. Tip these people well… they keep us all going.

Today was no different. We took our heavy box to Novella’s Bistro located inside the Mid-Continent Public Library – North Independence Branch. Owner Jeff Wilson got the first copy.

We’ve got some announcements we’re drafting up for the new year. The past twelve months were wonderful, but 2020 is going to be even better. Watch for a peek into what’s ahead for Space and Time very soon. Until then, go grab your digital or print copy at and enjoy seeing it for the first time with us here…


By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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