Shantytown Anomaly

I did get my contributor copy of this the other day, but I see that I didn't mention anything about it yet. It's a fun little magazine--low budget like many speculative poetry print magazines, but in some ways that's part of the fun of such publications. This issue contains more fiction usual, but it still has a number of poems as well. Of the fiction, my favorite is "Longing in the 21st Century" by Josh Maday, which manages to be poignant and speculative and relevant in a very few words--it's on the same page as my 100-word story, and each take up about the same amount of space.

There's some good poetry as well. A number of scifaiku as well as a dozen or so longer poems. Of special note is "Living Memory" by J. C. Runolfson which tells of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice from her perspective. There were others I also enjoyed, but I'll leave it at that.

It's an enjoyable issue and worth checking out.