Editorial: Issue 6

Issue 6Welcome to our sixth fiction issue. When we launched in March of 2009, full of enthusiasm, little did we know how much work and how much fun this would be. We also didn’t know how much people would come to love our little corner of the Internet. We have watched Innsmouth grow, from its first tremulous baby steps, to its current incarnation. We’ve gone from a few hundred readers to more than 10,000 visitors in a month. So, this February, we thank the readers and writers who make this possible and also, ask for your support with our February Fundraiser.

Now, onto the fiction. This issue, with cover art by Jason Juta, is headlined by Aurealis Award-nominated writer Angela Slatter, who brings us an Orpheus-like tale of music, magic and tragedy in “Rising, Not Dreaming”. An eerie town underwater waits for the unwary in “The Ghosts of Old Milford”. A native of Innsmouth finds her heritage can be problematic in “Drowning on Air”. A ghostly mammoth haunts a modern city in “Tenderfoot”. A man faces off against a terrible foe in “The Savage Dreamer”. You can find a very different octopus “Hidden Beneath Calm Waters”. Finally, an obsessed man who is losing his grasp on reality must “Get It Down”.

Many tentacles,

Silvia Moreno-Garcia (Publisher) and Paula R. Stiles (Editor-in-Chief)

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You can read these stories online or download the PDF version of our sixth fiction issue (contains pretty pictures!).