Space and Time’s Summer Issue… at LAST!

Space and Time magazine’s issue #137 for Summer is available now—in spite of pandemics, pregnancy (not mine!), catastrophic storms, building a sound recording booth, and having solar panel installation clash with a late publishing date. Everything is just about updated on the website here.

The big change on this issue is we have tried the print-on-demand format that Occult Detective Quarterly has used with such success. All an experiment at this point, we should be able to send subscriptions out directly from Amazon eliminating some of the shipping issues we’ve been having the past few months.

It also allows for easier availability, no boxes of back issues to store and we will be able to put the audiobook versions up on Audible. As a bonus, now our readers can rate, review and share each issue. Because of the change, we are able to put more of our recently limited finances toward the creatives that make us what we are.

You will see that in this issue. We accepted twelve stories as opposed to our usual five, seventeen poets instead of ten, a graphic novel from Mark Levine, and had illustration work for every artist on our list. For this, we sacrificed our centerfold poster. It seems a good trade.

So what happens now? I’m still busy wrapping up loose ends behind the scenes—final payments, preparing for #138, and mailing issues of #137. Ryan Aussie Smith is working on the audio recording in his new sound booth and posting to Audible along with the past recorded issues. Our wonderful reading team and editors are already combing through the submissions for the next issue… and the cycle begins again.

I thank everyone for their patience as I’ve limped along with this issue. I am so pleased it’s finally finished, but my real joy is in the brilliant (as always) work that has been submitted.  So much of it speaks directly to the moment we find ourselves in. I hope you enjoy this issue and will consider sharing.

And with that, I must go catch up on around 1,000+ emails that have stacked up over the last three months. If I owe you an email… be patient just a little longer. Thank you to those that contributed financially to the magazine during this time… especially one anonymous donor who paid for almost all our stories and poetry—which allowed me to accept more. I promised not to name names, but that’s a future story to tell here soon.

And now, our Summer #137 Table of Contents:

FICTION

Artifacts: A Joe Ledger Story by Jonathan Maberry
A Night Out by David Hammond
After Altera by Andrew Reichard
Joy of Life by Alessandro Manzetti
All I Wanted to do was Dance by S.R.Vcardi
Dogs of Mars by Tim Lees
Evolved by Marianna Shek
Forgetting Faces by TJ Berg
A Girl Like Us by Derwin Mak
Stay In Your Homes by Elad Haber
The Hole That Swallowed the World by Kurt Newton
Slash by Ken Hueler

POETRY

Mother, Mad by Jezzy Wolfe
Legacies by Anton Cancre
A Daemon Beckons by Ashley Dioses
Snow White and the Seven Deadly Sins by Geoffrey A. Landis
The Achilles Heel by Francis W. Alexander
A Twisted Root by Jennifer Crow
When by Felicia Martinez
Pencil-Drawn Boundaries by Hibah Shabkhez
Electronic Djinn by Deborah L. Davitt
Depth Sounding by Tiffany Morris
Divinity in the Afterglow by Colleen Anderson
After the Summer by Russell Hemmell
Lessons from Poe by Lee Murray
Backward(s) by Nancy Cervenka
Orientation at the Time Travel Hospital by Sara Backer
Flight of the Ka by Ronald J. Murray
Dead Cold Night by Kim Whysall-Hammond
Corpse of the Quarter Winner: What We Do for Love

NON-FICTION

Speculating: 11372.4 by Angela Yuriko Smith
Word Ninja by Linda D. Addison
Take Two at the Movies: The Ironic Resonance of “The War of the Worlds” by Daniel M. Kimmel
Potter Magic: Guiding Libraries in Pandemic Times by Angela Yuriko Smith
Graggon Speak: “Survivor Song” by Paul Tremblay by Austin Gragg
A Message of Hope by John Palisano

ART

Cover by Frank Wu
Room With a View by Mark Levine
Sy Klopz by L. Allen Gillick
Artifact illustration by Martin Hanford
Slash illustration by Doug Draper
Stay in Your Homes illustration by Brad W. Foster
Joy of Life illustration by Stefano Cardoselli
A Night Out illustration by Shikhar Dixit
Dogs of Mars illustration by Alan Beck
Forgetting Faces illustration by Mark Levine
Evolved illustration by Alfred Klosterman
All I Wanted to do was Dance illustration by Simon Walpole
The Hole That Swallowed the World illustration by Al Sirois
After Altera illustration by Anthony R. Rhodes
A Girl Like Us illustration by Tom Nackid

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit SpaceandTime.net
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