Black Static

• British fantasy and horror magazine, debuting 2007 (formerly The Third Alternative), edited by Andy Cox
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Jan-Feb 2013
Issue 32, £4.99, 96pp, cover art by Richard Wagner
• This issue has stories by Tim Casson, Ilan Lerman, Ray Cluley, Priya Sharma, Drew Rhys White, Lavie Tidhar, and Steve Rasnic Tem.
• Columns and reviews are by Stephen Volk, Christopher Fowler, Peter Tennant, Mike O’Driscoll, and Tony Lee.
• The magazine’s site has this post with an annotated table of contents.

(Tue 29 Jan 2013)


• Semi-annual magazine for writers, produced by the British Science Fiction Association

Winter 2012
Issue 59, 39pp
• This issue, guest-edited by Keith Brooke, jas articles and essays by James Patrick Kelly, Paul Graham Raven, Una McCormack, Hal Duncan, and Kristine Kathryn Rusch. There are also excerpts from Garry Kilworth’s autobiography, and a feature article with several writers talking about the business side of writing.
• New poetry editor Charles Christian introduces works by James S. Dorr, Andrea Porter, and others.

(Wed 6 Feb 2013)


• SF magazine, currently bimonthly, published since 1982, co-founded by David Pringle; edited since 2004 by Andy Cox

Jan-Feb 2013
Issue 244, £4.99, 96pp
• This issue has stories by Lavie Tidhar, Helen Jackson, George Zebrowski, Guy Haley, Jim Hawkins, and Tracie Welser.
• Features include David Langford’s “Ansible Link” column of news and obituaries; book reviews including interviews with Saladin Ahmed and Karin Tidbeck; DVD and Blue-Ray reviews by Tony Lee; and film reviews by Nick Lowe.
• The magazine’s website has this detailed table of contents.

(Thu 31 Jan 2013)

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

• Fiction, reviews, and features; published since 1949; edited by Gordon Van Gelder
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Mar/Apr 2013
Vol. 124 No. 3&4 (whole #706), $7.99, 258pp, cover art by Maurizio Manzieri
• This issue has novelets by Deborah J. Ross, Naomi Kritzer, Albert E. Cowdrey, and Sean McMullen, and short stories by Sean F. Lynch, Michael Reaves, Elizabeth Bourne and Mark Bourne, Steven Utley, Van Aaron Hughes, and Chet Arthur. There’s also a poem by Robert Frazier.
• Departments include Charles de Lint’s “Books to Look For”, covering titles by David Levithan, Brandon Sanderson, and others; James Sallis’ “Books”, coveering Library of America’s American Science Fiction Novels; a “Plumage from Pegasus” story by Paul Di Filippo; a “Films” column by Kathi Maio, covering The Bay and Life of Pi; and a “Curiosities” page by Richard A. Lupoff, concerning a 1932 book by Stephen Leacock.

(Fri 1 Feb 2013)


• Fantasy fiction, since 2005, editor-in-chief Beth Wodzinski
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Quarterly

Issue 16, 2013
$8, 133pp
• This issue has stories by K.M. Szpara, Charlie Bookout, Greg Leunig, Dennis Y. Ginoza, Christie Yant, and others.
• The magazine’s website has this order page with the full table of contents and the opening paragraphs from each story.

(Mon 28 Jan 2013)


• Journal of the Science Fiction Poetry Association (SFPA); edited by Marge Simon

January 2013
Issue 36.1, $5, 36pp, cover art by Kinuko Y. Craft
• This issue has poetry by Robert Borski, Marge Simon, David C. Kopaska-Merkel, and many others.
• Features include an editorial by F.J. Bergmann, a President’s Message by David C. Kopaska-Merkel, a new “Stealth SF” column by Denise Dumars, small press reviews, and a poem by Sofia Rhei in Spanish and its English translation by Lawrence Schimel.
• The magazine’s website has the complete table of contents with links to several sample poems.

(Mon 28 Jan 2013)


• Critical journal of the British Science Fiction Association; edited by Niall Harrison
• Format: Print
• Frequency: Bimonthly

Winter 2012
Issue 271, £4.00, 50pp
• This issue has articles by Edward James, Paul Cornell, Philip Reeve, Sophia McDougall, and Tom Hunter, all on the theme of London and sf. There’s also an interview with author Danie Ware.
• Columns are by Andy Sawyer, Paul Kincaid, Terry Martin, and Stephen Baxter. And nearly half the issue is the BSFA Review, reviews of books by Michael Moorcock, Diana Wynne Jones, Glen Duncan, Naomi Wood, and many others.

(Wed 6 Feb 2013)